Welcome to the Asian Studies Program

Explore the diverse histories, cultures, languages, and contemporary issues of Asia.

About the Asian Studies Program

In our program, you will study the nuances of Asia's past and present through a diverse range of subjects—from literature and philosophy to politics and economics—nurturing your passion for understanding the complexities of this dynamic region. Together, we'll delve into the fascinating world of Asia, forming lasting connections, and building community with faculty and fellow students as you grow and learn.

Description of the Program

Description of the Asian Studies Program

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Why Choose Asian Studies at CWU?

Our program is built on fostering connections between people from various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We achieve this through teamwork, engaging discussions, and collaborative research projects. Our dedicated faculty members come from a wide array of disciplines. Their support and mentorship will inspire you to broaden your horizons, challenge your assumptions, and ultimately, prepare you for a future where you can make a real difference.

Degree Options

You belong at CWU, and we are excited to see where your path takes you. The next step is to explore our programs.

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact Academic Advising.


Study Abroad in Asia

The Asian Studies program recently established a “Study in Asia Scholarship Fund” to assist students wanting to study in Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, and other places in Asia. Learn more today.

Excellent Educators

Chong Eun Ahn, PhD, director of Asian Studies program, was honored with a CWU Diversity Award in 2021 for her efforts to promote inclusion in the campus community.

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