Enhancing Asian Studies

The Enhancing Asian Studies (EAS) Program leverages the expertise and experience of ASIANetwork faculty and administrators to enrich the teaching of Asia at colleges and universities across the country.

Funded by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, it is designed to assist colleges seeking support in creating and growing their programs through both professional program consultancies and reviews and by offering online guides and resources. We hope you will find something useful here, whether you are a director needing ideas and models for new programs, or an instructor hoping to develop a course or co-curricular event.

“I am very grateful for having an opportunity to work with ASIANetwork consultants for Guilford College’s Asian Studies program. Throughout the whole process, they were patient, accommodating, and supportive to Asianists at Guilford.

Dr. Zhihong Chen, Guilford College

We submitted their report as part of the International Studies’ Asian Studies program review. I believe that their report played an important role in saving Guilford’s Asian Studies program from proposed cuts. The consultation provided us with timely programmatic and emotional support during a very difficult time. I am thankful!”

To help build and enrich curricular content and programs

From sample syllabi to possible projects to learning outcomes, “Resources” is a curated collection of materials that will be useful for faculty interested in developing Asian Studies course offerings and co-curricular programming at their schools. A second set of resources offers guidance on administering programs.
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To help administrators create and grow programs

Thinking of starting a program? Already have a program, but want to strengthen or build it? Want to know how other liberal arts institutions have enhanced the teaching of Asia across their campus? Our Pathways guide is designed to help you think through the process, whether starting a new program or enhancing an existing one.
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