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asian studies

asian studies

Asian Studies

Professional Pathways

The interdisciplinary curriculum of Asian Studies offers a wide variety of courses in the history, institutions, religions, cultures and languages of Asia. This cross-curricular approach provides students with richly diverse perspectives that are useful in a variety of professional fields. HWS Asian Studies graduates have gone on to pursue careers in fields like education, international law, international business, nonprofits and politics. Our graduates have accepted jobs with the International Trade Commission, Hedge Fund in Hong Kong, Peace Corps and DFS, to name a few. In addition to their professional careers, many of our graduates go on to earn M.B.A., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from top-ranked graduate schools across the country. Some students have also participated in the Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin.

Graduate Profile: Elizabeth Perry ’69, DHL ’04

Elizabeth Perry '69, DHL '04

Psychology major; Studio Art minor

“I am a comparativist with special expertise in the history and politics of China. My research primarily focuses on popular protest and grassroots politics in modern and contemporary China. I am a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. I also sit on the editorial boards of nearly a dozen major scholarly and I currently serve as President of the Association for Asian Studies.”