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Asian Studies Welcomes Three New Japanese Lecturers

Chikako Cooke, Yuko Kato-Gast, and Maki Shimotani join the Department beginning fall 2008. Learn more about these new faculty members in the interview below.

Mon, Sep 22, 2008


Asian Studies Welcomes its New Graduate Students

This semester, we welcomed four new Ph.D. students and fourteen new Masters students.

Fri, Sep 5, 2008


Doctoral Candidates Receive Grants to Conduct Research in India

Peter Knapczyk and Nathan Tabor received multiple grants to conduct research in India during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Wed, Jun 25, 2008



Graduation 2008

The Department of Asian Studies congratulates its undergraduate and graduate students who graduated this academic year!
View photos from the graduation luncheon

Mon, May 19, 2008


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

Congratulations to Urmila Patil, Shaohua Guo, David Brick, and Maeri Megumi, all of whom will receive fellowships from Graduate Studies for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Wed, May 14, 2008

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


Graduate Students Receive Fellowships and Awards

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

Mon, May 12, 2008


Ishan Chakrabarti receives University Co-op / George H. Mitchell Award

Award recognizes academic excellence

Tue, May 6, 2008


Devon Reynolds receives Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship

Award recognizes outstanding academic achievement

Thu, May 1, 2008



Asian Studies Spring Festival 2008!

The 2008 Asian Studies Spring Festival was held April 15, 2008. Asian Studies faculty, staff, and students were on hand to recognize outstanding students--both majors and non-majors--currently enrolled in Asian Studies courses.
View Photos

Thu, Apr 17, 2008


Patrick Olivelle interviewed by ABC in Australia on King Asoka

King Asoka was the ancient king of India who converted to Buddhism and initiated a sweeping moral reform. Legends of Asoka are numerous but it's only in the last century that his real history has become known as historian of Sanskrit literature at the University Texas, Patrick Olivelle, explains.

Wed, Apr 2, 2008