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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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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

Fri • Nov 14

"Watching a Wedding in 1735: A Chinese...

Doty Fine Arts Building, Rm. 2.204
4:30 PM

Tue • Nov 18

Nathan Tabor's Dissertation Defense

WCH 4.118 Meyerson Conference Room
1:00 PM

Fri • Nov 21

“Perceiving Politics: Art, Protest,...

Meyerson Conference Room
3:30 PM
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