Professor Zayn Kassam, coordinator
Steering Committee: Angelina Chin, Lynne Miyake
The Asian Studies Major is an interdisciplinary program of study combining the humanities, the social sciences and language study. Asian Studies courses, taught both at Pomona and at the other Claremont Colleges, offer a variety of perspectives on Asia’s past and present. The Asian Studies Major provides not only a broad introduction to the culture and history of Asian societies, but also an opportunity for specialized study of an academic field within Asian Studies. Prospective majors and minors should plan their programs with a member of the Asian Studies faculty at Pomona College. Asian Studies majors profit from their intellectual training in a wide range of careers, including government service, positions with the United Nations and other agencies, college or university teaching, journalism, banking and international trade.
Pomona’s Asian resources include the Pacific Basin Institute (PBI) and its archive of documentary video and film materials. The Asian Studies Program joins with PBI in sponsoring a continuing series of conferences, workshops, film showings and lectures, featuring scholars, writers and public figures from countries along the Pacific Rim.
The faculty in the program include Mr. Andrabi1 (economics), Mr. Arase3 (politics), Mr. Barr (Chinese language and literature), Ms. Bernhard2 (Indian theatre), Ms. Cheng3 (Chinese language and literature), Ms. Chin (history), Mr. Elliott1 (politics), Mr. Flueckiger (Japanese language and literature), Mr. Gladney (anthropology), Ms. Hagedorn3 (music), Mr. Hall3 (media studies), Ms. Hou (Chinese language and literature), Ms. Kassam (religious studies), Mr. Khazeni (history), Ms. Kurita (Japanese language and literature), Ms. Mahdavi (anthropology), Ms. Miyake (Japanese language and literature), Ms. Ng1 (religious studies), Mr. Pronko (theatre), Mr. Shay (dance), Ms. Takahashi (Japanese language and literature), Ms. Terada Landis (Japanese language and literature), Mr. Thai1 (sociology), Mr. Thomas (anthropology), Mr. Woods2 (history), Ms. Wu (Chinese language and literature), Mr. Yamashita (history) and Ms. Yao (Chinese language and literature).
|1On leave fall 2012
||2On leave spring 2013
||3On leave 2012-13
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