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About Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Program provides a solid foundation in language and cultural studies for students interested both in pursuing a career within the rapidly developing marketplace that is Asia as well as those who wish to go on to graduate studies in Asia-related topics. The program offers courses in Chinese and Japanese language as well as topics in the study of China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Faculty publications have garnered awards as diverse as the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion for Robert Ford Campany’s Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China (Univ. of Hawai’i Press, 2009), and the Association for Asian Studies CIAC Levenson Book Prize for Ruth Rogaski’s Hygenic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China (Univ. of California Press, 2004).
Your donation to the Asian Studies Program supports our program in a variety of ways including bringing renowned scholars and speakers from throughout the world to Vanderbilt and providing funds for research and travel for faculty and students.

How to give

Alumni and friends’ participation is vital to the success of the Asian Studies Program. Your involvement and financial support are critical to the continuing success of the College and are indispensable to giving our students great tools for future achievement.

Your support can make a significant difference to the Asian Studies Program. Click here to give to make your contribution on-line. Be sure to type "Asian Studies Program" in the Special Comments section of the on-line giving form.

For information about other ways to support the Asian Studies Program, click here. Thank you for your interest in Asian Studies at Vanderbilt. Together we can make Vanderbilt an international university for the 21st Century!

Further Information

For further information, please contact:

Gerald Figal, Professor of History and Asian Studies,
Director of Asian Studies
Office: 241 Buttrick Hall
Office Hours: M, W: 10:00-11:30am and by appointment
Phone: 615-322-4712