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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Research Award

The Asian Studies program presents the Asian Studies Research Award, including a small scholarship, to the undergraduate who submits the best research or creative project. The award winner will be selected by a faculty committee from submissions that have a substantial engagement with an aspect of Asia. All students are also encouraged to submit projects to […]

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New Course Options

Faculty affiliated with Asian Studies have also approved a revision to our course list, adding ANT 217 Peoples of Asia and REL 102 Intro to Religions of the World to the list of options of entry courses to the minor. Minors need to take 2 of the now 6 options, along with 4 other courses (2 of which […]

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Courses for Spring 2018

The list of courses related to Asian Studies for Spring 2018 is now available. As you plan your schedule, check out the offerings, ranging from lower level courses in Art History, Survey of Asian Religions, and Islam to third and fourth year Chinese and Japanese language courses or an upper level seminar on Religion and […]

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