Welcome to Fall 2019

Welcome to the Capstone for another academic year. We have a variety of special activities coming up, including our Sampling Asia Fair in a couple of weeks. We also look forward to seeing you in classes. For more information about classes with open seats and upcoming events, check out the Asian Studies Opportunities newsletter, which […]

Read Moreabout Welcome to Fall 2019

Student Awards!

It is Honors Week at the University of Alabama, and the Asian Studies program had the privilege of celebrating the success of our students at our Awards Celebration. Emily Delozier from Jacksonville, Alabama, received the 2019 Asian Studies Outstanding Student Award, which we award each year to our most outstanding Asian Studies minor. After graduating […]

Read Moreabout Student Awards!

Courses for Fall 2019

Whether your interests are in history, art, language, culture, or religion, you can study Asia through a whole range of courses scheduled for Fall 2019. If you need core curriculum courses, you can take the History of Asia sequence (Asia Civilization to 1400 or Modern Asia Since 1400) or Fine Arts / Humanities courses in […]

Read Moreabout Courses for Fall 2019

Tales from Asia

The Monkey King and the god Rama have both played significant roles in the storytelling traditions of different regions of Asia. REL 322, Tales from Asia, is a seminar that considers both Journey to the West and the Ramayana and the various ways that people have told these stories, both historically and in contemporary media, […]

Read Moreabout Tales from Asia

Course in Japanese aesthetics

Would you like the opportunity to explore examples of Japanese aesthetics? In Spring 2019 JA 390 Japanese Special Topics, a class on Japanese culture that is taught in English (Japanese language proficiency is unnecessary), will discuss a range of topics related to Japanese art, the tea ceremony, religions (Buddhism and Shinto), music and literature (mainly the […]

Read Moreabout Course in Japanese aesthetics

Two courses on history of Asia

China, Korea, and Japan play significant roles in contemporary geopolitics and economic developments. In Spring 2019, UA will offer two courses related to the history of these areas. Asian History Since 1400 (HY 114) is an introductory and comparative survey of modern Asian history that focuses on China, Korea, and Japan. We will examine major political, […]

Read Moreabout Two courses on history of Asia