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About the Program

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated approach to the study of the history, culture and current problems of this increasingly important region of the world. The program includes courses that involve East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Graduates from this program may either pursue their studies in graduate schools or apply their knowledge and training in various governmental and private agencies interacting with Asian countries.

Academic Advisement

All Asian Studies minors are required to see an advisor to work out a program of study that will meet their specific needs and interests. A student’s program must include courses that involve at least two of the three Asian areas. The program coordinator and all Program Committee members are available for advisement.

The coordinator and/or a designee are on duty during orientation and are available by appointment during the summer. In addition, the program office publishes an informational brochure that can be picked up in the office and also obtained by mail or phone request.

Program Committee

  • Keiko Hirata (Political Science)
  • Richard Horowitz (History)
  • Junliang Huang (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures)
  • Drake Langford (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures)
  • Weimin Sun (Philosophy)


Coordinator: Keiko Hirata
Sierra Tower (ST) 226
(818) 677-7233