Asian Studies

The Asian Studies Program provides courses on Asian cultures, civilizations, and societies, from multiple departments and programs, offering students the opportunity to earn the designation Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Asian Studies. Students who demonstrate academic excellence and complete a one-semester senior thesis will achieve the added designation Robert Trimble Distinguished Asia Scholar. In the subsidiary program of Asian Languages and Cultures, students may major or minor in Chinese or Japanese studies.

The program also offers the university's unique Pacific Rim/Asia Study-Travel Program, as well as opportunities to study abroad in China, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Other opportunities through the Asian Studies Program include:

  • Trimble Junior and Senior Scholarships
  • Trimble Grants for research in Asia
  • Trimble Study Abroad Scholarships in Asia
  • Post-graduate Hwa Nan Women's College Teaching Fellowship
  • Miki Japanese Studies Grants
BBC Pop Up at Puget Sound's Lunar New Year Celebration

how cool is this?

BBC Pop Up came to Tacoma recently and visited our Lunar New Year Celebration (click on the screen shot to view the BBC Pop Up Photo Album). The photos show Professor Lo Sun "Lotus" Perry getting some camera time, a great shot with the Wyatt Hall Chihuly display, a Chinese opera performance, and more.