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Asian Studies

Asian Studies

Immerse yourself in a community of globally-minded scholars as you explore the vibrant and dynamic cultures of Asia. Through coursework in language, history, literature, politics, religion and more, you’ll work toward better understanding how nearly 60% of the population lives and views the world. Further broaden your perspective through study abroad and in-depth research while preparing to flourish in further graduate work or a professional career in international education, business and more.

Paul Remmler ’23

My love for the people of the community and museum staff inspires me to continue working with them.-Paul Remmler ’23


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Internships Students Have Participated In:

  • Radio station, Taiwan

  • Tamkang Junior and Senior High Schools, Taiwan

  • Cummins in India

Graduate Programs

Graduate schools students have attended:

  • Columbia University

  • Georgetown University

  • Harvard University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Dartmouth College

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • University of Chicago

  • Tufts University, MBA program in London

  • University of Akron

  • Indiana University

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  • Hiroko Chiba, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research interests include Japanese learning and memory, technology and language learning, Japanese science fiction and fantasy, cross-cultural studies of aesthetic perceptions, cross-cultural studies of technology and aesthetics.
  • Jason D. Fuller, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Research Interests: Modern Hinduism, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Bengali Social History and Asian Religions in America.
  • Joshua Herr, Ph.D., UCLA. Research interests: China, with a particular emphasis on frontiers and borderlands.
  • Sujung Kim, Ph.D., Columbia University. Research interests: esoteric Buddhism in medieval Japan; interactions between Japanese and Korean Buddhism; and Buddhist mythology.
  • Yao Li, M.A., Beijing Language and Culture University. Research and artistic interest: Cross-cultural study through cuisine and drinks; Erhu (Chinese violin) performing; aesthetics and languages
  • Sherry Mou, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Research interests: Classical Chinese literature, Confucianism, Taoism and classical Chinese women.
  • Pauline Ota, Ph.D., Stanford University. Research interests: Late 18th-mid 19th-century Japanese visual culture, particularly the art of the Maruyama-Shijō school, Kyoto cityscapes, as well as maps, and the pictorial expression of the supernatura
  • Guangjun Qu, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Research interests: international trade, international finance, corruption and anticorruption, and Asian economies.
  • Sunil K. Sahu, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Research interests: South Asian politics; international political economy; religion and politics; democracy; political ideologies; and international terrorism.