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University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Asian Studies

Asian Studies Department

 

Asian Studies aims to give students a broad knowledge of specific regions of Asia, treating each region from the perspective of a number of different academic disciplines (anthropology, art, economics, film, history, languages, literature, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and women’s and gender studies).

UMass Boston currently offers an East Asian track for the Asian studies major as well as two minors, covering the cultural region of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam). A South Asia track for the major will be launched in fall 2013.

 

 

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Student Restaurant Reviews

As part of Professor Haroon's ASIAN 115L course, students ate at local Asian restaurants and wrote reviews of their experiences. Have a look at them here! It might give you a taste of how much fun this course can be, and maybe even help you decide what to have for dinner. Read More 

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Charlie Titus plays basketball with youths who participated in summer camps in Africa  in the summer of 2010.

Charlie Titus

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“The kids were so grateful for the sneakers, they dusted them off and walked home with bare feet.”

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