Asia is one of the most dynamic, historically rich, culturally varied, and politically and economically significant areas of the globe. Continue reading for more information about the Asian Studies Program or find out what our alumni have to say here.
"Bit by bit, my original plan of majoring in French and Political Science fell away, and I found myself an Asian Studies major"
"I learned that the power of narrative is not only to describe experience and inspire feeling, but also to challenge and upend social stagnation and injustice"
"I started thinking about Japan again as a freshman in college when taking a course on The History of Western Thought… and wondered why no one checked their ideas against someplace a little farther away"
"To discover the wonders and mystery of another country was my childhood dream: A 'foreign land' always meant to me a place of freedom, adventure, imagination, and exciting encounters."