Asian Studies

Focusing on both the traditional and the dynamic, students learn about Asia’s most historically relevant religions, customs, and schools of thought—Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, family structure, symbolism, language, and conventional ethics—in conjunction with Asia’s modern culture: economy, music, art, and film.

All Asian studies majors study abroad. Most attend institutions in Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, Harbin, Hangzhou, or Nanjing, China; or Hanoi, Vietnam.

News

Chinese New Year Celebration
February 19, 2018
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, which is the year of the dog, students taking Chinese and those interested in Chinese culture met at the EQB House on Friday, February 16 to make and serve dumplings. In preparation, Dr. Tan's Chinese students made festive calligraphy banners
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Tea Party
November 15, 2017
The Sewanee Asian Organization along with the Healthy Hut invite you to a tea party on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Social Lodge. Enjoy tea and snacks while learning about the cultural significance and health benefits of tea.
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3rd Annual International Karaoke Night
November 8, 2017
Students, faculty, and community members got together for a fun night of international music, food, and culture. There were over 35 acts singing in 8 languages taught at Sewanee: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! Judges awarded prizes to the 3 best solo and group acts. Read more to find out who won.
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