The University of Oregon’s Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary instructional component of the College of Arts and Sciences. The program emphasizes study in Asian languages, history, society and culture, art and literature, politics and economics. Established in 1942, the Asian Studies Program is one of the oldest interdisciplinary programs in the United States to focus on Asia.
The Asian Studies Program is administered by the Asian Studies Faculty Committee, composed of faculty members with Asian specializations in over a dozen discipline areas. Degree programs offered include B.A. and M.A. programs that emphasize East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea), South Asia (particularly India and Pakistan) and, to a more limited extent, Southeast Asia (particularly Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). The program is supported by a strong faculty and on-going research activities.
Asian Studies students are required to complete two years of language training in addition to a rigorous program of classes covering several disciplines and national traditions. Chinese and Japanese are taught through the fifth year and Korean through the fourth year through the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL). Language acquisition and instruction are facilitated by the extensive collection of audio, video, and computer software media available to faculty members and students at the university’s Yamada Language Center.
Asian Studies students are eligible to participate in any of the exchange or study-abroad programs that the University of Oregon arranges with universities in Asia, through the university’s Office of International Affairs. Programs are available throughout Asia.
Dr. Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Film, has been awarded Winner of the region 8 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor 2017.
This recognition comes from the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising, and honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education. Congratulations Alisa!
Please join the Interdisciplinary Asian Film Series for our showing of “Nasi Lemak 2.0” November 14, in Lillis 185, at 7:00pm
It’s a Malaysian sinosphere film about “food, directed by and starring a rapper who has been investigated for sedition, that the Malaysian government tried to stop from being made, that delivers the anything-goes fast and furious spirt of Stephen Chow’s early movies, that became a massive word of mouth hit, that prompted protests, and tax features multiple musical numbers…This is the first movie to appeal to all three of the...