Asian Studies
Multidisciplinary Program

The program offers a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying the peoples and cultures of Asia. Course offerings in both the social sciences and the humanities focus on East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and cover a wide range of topics, including East-West encounters, diasporas and globalization, social movements, environmental and political histories, technology, economies, regional security issues, gender and sexuality, post-colonial and nationalist film genres, music, art history, popular culture, Asian education systems, history, rituals, religion and Asian healing traditions, and both Asian and Asian American literary texts and social contexts. Options include a major and a correlate in Asian Studies as well as a correlate in Asian American Studies. Majors and correlates work closely with advisers to design their program of study based on their specific interests. The program encourages and places students to study abroad in Asia.

Professor of Education on the Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Chair & Coordinator of Teacher Education
BA, MA, Wesleyan University; PhD, Stanford University
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Asian Studies
BA, Cornell University; MA, Brown University; MS, University of Oxford; PhD, Brown University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
BA, Sogang University; MA, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Science, Technology and Society
BS, Yale University; MA, Harvard University; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Professor of Political Science
BA, Lafayette College; MA, University of Delaware; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Associate Professor of Chinese and Japanese and Director of Asian Studies
BA, Baika Women College; MA, Illinois State University; MA, Baika Women College; PhD, Purdue University-Main Campus
Associate Professor of Chinese and Japanese
BA, Fudan University (复旦大学); MA, PhD, Washington University in St Louis
Associate Professor and Chair of Film
BA, MA, PhD, University of Southern California
Professor of Anthropology
BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, University of Chicago
Professor and Chair of Chinese and Japanese
BL, Peking University (北京大学); MA, Indiana University-Bloomington; MPhil, PhD, Yale University
Adjunct Instructor in Chinese and Japanese
BA, Reitaku University; BA, University of Stirling; MA, SUNY College at New Paltz
Professor of Sociology
BA, Yonsei University; MA, Northeastern University; PhD, Brandeis University
Professor of Political Science on the Betty Goff Cook Cartwright Chair
BA, Osmania University; MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Adjunct Instructor in Chinese and Japanese
BA, National Chung Hsing University; MA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Associate Professor of Music
BM, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; MM, The Boston Conservatory; MM, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the L.B. Dale & A. Lichtenstein Chair
BA, MA, Peking University (北京大学); MPhil, PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Assistant Professor of History
BA, University of California-Berkeley; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University
Professor of Political Science
BA, MA, Nankai University (南开大学); MA, PhD, University of Chicago
Professor of Religion
BSocSci, University of Cape Town; MA, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor of Art
BA, Renmin University of China (中国人民大学); MA, Peking University (北京大学); PhD, University of Chicago
Professor of Geography and Chair of Earth Science and Geography
BS, MS, Peking University (北京大学); PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities