The Asian Studies Program provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Asian cultures and languages. The program works across departments to bring together a wide range of courses and methodological approaches to area studies. We currently offer undergraduate majors and minors, and over 100 students each term are enrolled in the Japanese and Chinese language programs. Each year we send Tulane graduates to graduate programs and prestigious governmental and professional positions related to Asia.
The rapid economic growth and increasing cultural influence of Asian countries have made Asian Studies an area of increasing interest for students and scholars around the world. Tulane's Asian Studies program aims to equip students with an understanding of the languages, cultures and peoples of Asia through study and collaboration with our growing faculty, who are engaged in world-class research in anthropology, cultural, cinematic, and literary studies, history, linguistics, sociology, political science, and other fields.
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