Welcome to the Asian Studies Program

Why study Asian Studies at Northeastern?

Northeastern’s Asian Studies program offers two program of study: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies, and a Minor in East Asian Studies.  There are several things that distinguish Northeastern as an excellent place to study Asia:

  • There are more than thirty faculty affiliated with the Asian Studies Program, studying East, Southeast and South Asia from across the disciplines. See our faculty>>
  • Northeastern offers an unusual wealth of opportunities to study and work in Asia. See our global opportunities>>
  • The Asian Studies program is an active center for the study of Asia, offering frequent lectures, workshops, and other events on a range of topics. See our events calendar>>
  • There are numerous student organizations on campus that provide opportunities for students to be directly involved in Northeastern’s Asian and Asian-American communities. See our student organizations>>

Liza Weinstein

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Professor Weinstein spent the Spring 2014 semester as a Fulbright-Nehru Fellow at the Department of Sociology of the University of Delhi.

Theresa Jacobs

Class of 2015

A Q&A with senior Theresa Jacobs on why she chose Asian studies as a major, her research on Chinese protests, and the global opportunities she took advantage of.

Asian Studies Lecture Series

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Will China Pass the U.S. in the Next 25 Years?

The Inaugural Hong Liu Lecture in Asian Studies featuring Joseph S. Nye, Jr.. . .
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The Future of Democracy in Southeast Asia

A panel discussion featuring Pitch Pongsawat, Ardeth Thawnghmuang, and Denise Horn. . .
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