• Pilgrimage Abroad

    Climb the mountains of Japan during Luther's January Term

  • Experience Buddhism

    Asian Studies students can learn about Buddhism first-hand abroad or at the Monastery just a short drive from Decorah

  • The Great Wall of China

    Students can visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World on a J-term trip

Asian Studies

Asia is home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations. Today it is also the world’s demographic center—China,  India, and Indonesia are three of the world’s four largest nations. Studying Asia and gaining experience in the Asian countries are important to develop an appreciation for diversity and produce better knowledge about the global flows of peoples, cultures, technology, and business.

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to the history, cultures, and societies of Asia. Currently the program offers a minor of 25 credits, including 6 courses selected from at least two different disciplines. Students will acquire language skills in an Asian language and demonstrate basic knowledge of the Asian countries in multidisciplinary contexts.

Fall 2017

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Chinese 101 (Main 113) [Hongmei Yu]

1:30-2:30 p.m. Chinese 201 (Main 211) [Hongmei Yu]

1:30-2:30 p.m.: REL 255: Religious Identity and Diversity in East Asia (Ockham 103) [Gereon Kopf]

Monday and Thursday:

6:30-8:00 p.m. Chinese/Foreign culture 242 Chinese cinema and Chinese Modernity (Main212) [Hongmei Yu]

Tuesday and Thursday:

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Foreign culture 139, Asian culture through cooking (Valders 379) [Hongmei Yu]

12:45-2:15 p.m. Junior-Senior Seminar: Modern Colonialism (Main 211) [Brian Caton]

January Term 2018

Foreign culture 185: Introduction to Chinese cinema [Hongmei Yu]

PAID 450: Working Japan: Religion and Corporate Culture in Japan (study abroad) [Gereon Kopf, Tony Mutsune]

Spring 2018

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Chinese 102 (Main 113) [Hongmei Yu]

1:30-2:30 p.m. Chinese 202 (Main 211) [Hongmei Yu]

HIST 162: "South Asian History," [Brian Caton]

1:30 pm - 2:30 p.m. REL 202: "From Buddhist Scriptures to Anime," Ockham 103 [Gereon Kopf]

AS 389 by arrangement [Gereon Kopf]

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