- Asian Studies
- Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)
- Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
- Graduate Cluster in Asian Studies
In both their teaching and research, faculty in this field cover a range of topics related to the classical, early modern, and modern histories of South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia. From the vast cosmopolitan worlds of the Silk Road and Indian Ocean trading zones, to the powerful states of the Ming, Qing, Mughals, and Tokugawa, to the bustling metropolises of twenty-first century Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Mumbai, Asia has been a hub of global culture and commerce from antiquity to the present day. Because this study requires interdisciplinary and transregional approaches to Asian History, scholars in this field are also core members of the department's Global History faculty, bringing their specializations in fields as diverse as cultural history, social history, urban history, diaspora studies, and women's & gender studies to bear on the role of Asia in shaping the world we live in today.