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

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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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
October 3, 2017
The traditional Chinese holiday Mid-Autumn Moon Day is coming on October 4th (Wednesday). On this holiday, Chinese families gather together, eat mooncakes, and appreciate the beauty of the moon. Chinese students are invited to take pictures of the moon on our campus on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening and participate in a Mid-Autumn Day photo contest. A small "award ceremony" at which we will vote for the best photos, eat Chinese mooncakes, and talk a bit about the traditions of the Mid-autumn Day is planned for Saturday, October 7 at the Language Reso
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