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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811


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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Spotlight: ANS 361

An Interview with Dr. Robert Oppenheim

Urdu Placement Exam

5:30-8:30 PM in Calhoun Hall, Room 200

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Wortham, BA Asian Studies 2012

Andrew discusses Teach for China and life in rural China and India

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Mon • Oct 27

"Dark Samurai"

Meyerson Conference Room
3:30 PM

Tue • Oct 28

Contemporary Japanese Film Screening:...

Texas Union Theatre
3:00 PM

Wed • Oct 29

"Educating the Chinese Individual: A...

Meyerson Conference Room
3:00 PM

Fri • Oct 31

Graduate Fall Festival

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room
12:00 PM

Tue • Nov 11

Contemporary Japanese Film Screening:...

Texas Union Theatre
3:30 PM
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