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Asian Studies Program

Student Involvement in Asian Studies
Expand on your interests in Asian studies outside the classroom with some of these great involvement opportunities.  READ MORE
Academic Program in Asian Studies
Our academic offerings challenge you to expand your mind, cultural awareness, skills and work habits.  READ MORE
Asian Studies Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our Asian studies faculty.
The nations and cultures of Asia present a uniquely challenging and diverse subject of study. We invite you to join us in our academic exploration of these subjects.

About Asian Studies

Some of the great human civilizations emerged in Asia, and today the continent is home to some of the world's most vigorous economies and fascinating political systems.

We encourage you to learn more about Asia in its own terms, through direct confrontation with Asia's languages, literatures, histories, religions, and arts. The Asian studies program focuses on China, Japan, and South Asia, and offers courses on Southeast Asia and Asians in the Americas as well.

As an Asian Studies major, you will pursue an interdisciplinary course of study grounded in a particular discipline. You may pursue a major in Asian Studies with a concentration in one of the following subregions:
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Asia
You may also work with an adviser to construct a comparative major studying more than one subregion.

The Asian Studies program also offers minors in Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian studies.

Success after Colgate

Colgate alumni who majored in the Asian Studies program are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors! READ MORE

Program Contacts

Chair: John Crespi
Administrative assistant: Letta Palmer
Office: East Hall
Phone: 315-228-7046
Dept. Fax: 315-228-7507