Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies


The Department of Asian Studies was formed in 1994 to provide a focus within The University of Texas at Austin for the creation and dissemination of knowledge about Asia, principally East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan). With over forty instructors, the department is one of the largest and most distinguished in the country.

We offer courses in ten Asian languages:

  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malayalam
  • Sanskrit
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

The department teaches the histories, cultures, religions, and literatures of Asia, as well as the contemporary issues facing Asian countries from economic and ecological issues to security and ethnic conflicts.

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Dr. Martha Selby

Chair of Asian Studies

Dr. Martha Selby
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    University of Texas at Austin
    120 Inner Campus Dr Stop G9300
    WCH 4.134
    Austin, Texas 78712-1251
    512-471-5811