Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies


Mar 21

Concert: Music by Akshaya Avril Tucker, featuring Hindustani vocalist Saili Oak

  7:30 PM
  MRH Bates Recital Hall (2406 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX, 78712)

Mar 28

Workshop on ”Buddhist Traces and Early Twentieth-Century Art”

  2:00 PM
  Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302E), UT Campus

The Department of Asian Studies was formed in 1994 to provide a focus within The University of Texas at Austin for the creation and dissemination of knowledge about Asia, principally East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan). With over forty instructors, the department is one of the largest and most distinguished in the country.

We offer courses in ten Asian languages:

  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malayalam
  • Sanskrit
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

The department teaches the histories, cultures, religions, and literatures of Asia, as well as the contemporary issues facing Asian countries from economic and ecological issues to security and ethnic conflicts.

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