Asian Studies

Focusing on both the traditional and the dynamic, students learn about Asia’s most historically relevant religions, customs, and schools of thought—Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, family structure, symbolism, language, and conventional ethics—in conjunction with Asia’s modern culture: economy, music, art, and film.

All Asian studies majors study abroad. Most attend institutions in Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, Harbin, Hangzhou, or Nanjing, China; or Hanoi, Vietnam.


First Year of the Asian Language & Culture House
April 1, 2019
School year 18/19 was the first year for the Asian Language and Culture House. It has served as a very good foundation for our upcoming years, and they have hosted a variety of events ranging from small events at the house to large scale events at McClurg Dining Hall. Some of our small events include noodle making night, Chinese charades and hot pot, bonding night, and many more. Large scale events have been the McClurg Lunar new year celebration and sushi-making night. The group has applied to keep the theme house next year as well, and while the application was approved, the location has not yet been determined.
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Fourth annual International Karaoke Night!
November 9, 2018
The fourth annual International Karaoke Night on Nov. 8 was a raucous event with international food, great music, and prizes! Students sang in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. The three judges - Hiydees Feliciano-Torres, C'20, community member Linda Heck, and Jenna Whitehead, C'20 - chose the winners based on such factors as voice quality, audience response, and complexity of the song.
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Be a Cultural Ambassador in Japan!
September 24, 2018
Come to Gailor 103 on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm to learn about the JET (Japan Experience & Training) Program meeting.
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