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Meet our new Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Josh Gilliland

Josh joined the department on November 26.

Fri, Dec 7, 2007


Ishan Chakrabarti wins Rapoport-King Scholarship for thesis research

Thu, Nov 1, 2007

Ishan Chakrabarti has won the 2007 Rapoport-King Scholarship for his Asian Cultures and Languages Bachelors thesis on biographical writings from India in the 1600's.


Dr. Yukie Aida selected to serve on the Advanced Placement (AP) Japanese Language and Culture Redesign Commission

The College Board chose Dr. Aida because her course documents for the College Curriculum Study conducted by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) surfaced as an exemplar of best practices.

Thu, Oct 4, 2007


Dr. Itty Abraham featured in the Graduate School E-Newsletter

Dr. Itty Abraham, associate professor of Asian Studies and Government and Director of the South Asia Institute was interviewed in the Graduate School E-Newsletter in September 2007.

Fri, Sep 14, 2007


Dr. Afsar Mohammad wins national award for his book Valasa

The Department of Culture, the Government of India and the Central Institute of Indian Langauges awarded Dr. Mohammad the literary award Bhaashaa Samman for his poetry book Valasa (migration), which was written in Telugu.

Wed, Sep 12, 2007


Department of Asian Studies Fall 2007 Newsletter

Read departmental news, interviews with faculty and students, essays from abroad, and other happenings in the Department of Asian Studies.

Tue, Sep 11, 2007


Two Graduates from Department of Asian Studies Receive Fulbrights

Michelle Cheng to study in Japan and Alex Sowash to research in China.

Mon, Jun 11, 2007



Gordon Bennet, Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Government, dies

The Asian Studies community at the University of Texas is greatly saddened by the passing of Professor Gordon Bennett on May 11, 2007.

Tue, May 15, 2007

There will be a memorial service for Gordon Bennett at 1PM Thursday May 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church at 600 East 50th Street.


Graduate Students Receive Fellowships and Awards

Congratulations to our Masters and Ph.D. students on their awards

Mon, May 7, 2007


Ph.D. student receives Fulbright-Hays to research in India

Elliott McCarter, Ph.D. student in Asian Cultures and Languages, receives a Fulbright- Hays Doctoral Research Abroad Fellowship to perform dissertation research in India during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Mon, May 7, 2007


Ph.D. Students Awarded Fellowships by the Office of Graduate Studies

Congratulations to Neil Dalal, Matthew Sayers, David Brick, and Ian Woolford, all of whom will receive fellowships from Graduate Studies for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Fri, Apr 20, 2007

These Graduate Studies fellowships are among the most prestigious awards made by the University to current graduate students.


Asian Studies Spring Festival 2007!

The 2007 Asian Studies Spring Festival was held April 11, 2007. Asian Studies faculty, staff, and students were on hand to recognize outstanding students--both majors and non-majors--currently enrolled in ANS courses.

Fri, Apr 13, 2007

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Graduate Student, Laurie Haley, interview with UT Alumnus David Firestein (MA Asian Studies/MPAff LBJ School 92).

Tue, Apr 10, 2007

Mr. Firestein served as Adjunct Professor of Russian and East European Studies in Fall 2006 at UT-Austin and currently works in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs' Office of Public Diplomacy.


Dr. Mark Metzler is one of four runner-ups for Hamilton Book Award

The Robert W. Hamilton Awards for Academic Excellence presented by the University Co-op recognize leading University of Texas authors. The Hamilton Award is one of the highest honor of literary achievement given to published authors at the University of Texas at Austin.

Fri, Mar 30, 2007

Dr. Metzler won the award for his book, “Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan” published by University of California Press.


Asian Studies is hiring lecturers to teach Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, and Japanese languages

The Department of Asian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for four Lecturer positions beginning fall semester 2007, one each in Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, and Japanese language.

Mon, Mar 19, 2007


Study Abroad Scholarship Applications due March 2

Funding available to study in China, India, Japan, or Korea.

Tue, Feb 27, 2007