St. Olaf Asian Studies Department
The study of Asia at St. Olaf means delving into rich cultural traditions – both historic and contemporary. Focused primarily on East Asia, students have the opportunity to study 4 years of Japanese or Chinese language, a variety of interdisciplinary courses designed specifically for Asian Studies and discipline-based courses set in Asia. A major in Asian Studies might include internships in Taiwan, China or Japan; study abroad in China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, India or Korea; and participation in Asia-related events on campus. There are 18 faculty members affiliated with the department to teach and advise students on Asia-related study and experiences, and thoughtfully designed programs of study for a major or concentration.
About Our Department
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Click here to read brief project desciptions from a few of the eleven Asian Studies Fulbright scholars of 2011 and 2012.
Asian Conversations Gathering
"Asian Conversations Eats Beijing & Tokyo"
Asia Weeks Calendar
Asian Film Night
Asian Conversations program receives Japan Foundation grant
Henry Luce Foundation has awarded St. Olaf a LIASE grant to develop initiatives that integrate Asian Studies and Environmental Studies.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Fulbright Scholars:
Distinction for class of 2012:
Associate Professor Katherine Tegtmeyer-Pak receives President's Civic Engagement Steward Award
Frances Deram'12 and Matt Venker'12 have been selected to spend two years teaching English in rural Chinese schools with the