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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
  • Pashto
  • 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 • Sep 19

“Iron Lotus: The Story of Sophia Zhu...

GAR 1.102
12:00 PM

Fri • Sep 19

Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese...

Perry Castañeda Library PCL 1.124
12:00 PM

Fri • Sep 19

"Chinese Migration to the EU Periphery:...

Meyerson Conference Room
3:30 PM

Thu • Sep 25

South Asia Institute hosts Book Launch...

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
3:00 PM

Fri • Sep 26

"The Korea Exception: Locating Land...

Meyerson Conference Room
3:30 PM
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