Overview

Founded in 1964, Carleton's Program in Asian Studies is administered by a committee of faculty drawn from multiple departments. It involves a wide variety of courses and activities aimed at enhancing appreciation and understanding of the art, life, and thought of the cultures of Asia, past and present.

We concentrate on three regions:

  • East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam)
  • South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet), and
  • Central Asia (Afghanistan, Bhutan, Iran, the Islamic former Soviet republics, Manchuria, inner and outer Mongolia, Tibet, Xinjiang)

The program consists of courses on Asia in nine departments, extracurricular events on campus, and off-campus studies. An interdisciplinary, regionally-focused major in Asian Studies is offered, which is especially suitable for students with an overriding interest in one or more regions of Asia whose academic needs cannot be met by majoring in a regular department. Students who major in other departments may concentrate in East Asian Studies or South Asian Studies.

 

A new offering for SPRING 2014:  JAPN 238:  Individuals and the Family in Modern Japanese Literature in Translation