Program Director: Kammie Takahashi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion Studies
Contributing Faculty: Chatzidimitriou, Chi, Chien, Collings, Coutinho, D’Haeseleer, Hashim, Lai, McEwan, Miller, Parikh, Ray-Chaudhuri, and Stein
The Asian Studies Program at Muhlenberg College offers students the opportunity for multidisciplinary study of Asia, integrating the perspectives of fields across the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Asian countries and cultures play an increasingly influential role both in international affairs and in our own local communities. Through coursework and independent study at Muhlenberg, as well as through direct and active engagement with people and ideas from these regions via co-curricular activities and study abroad experiences, students gain a more nuanced understanding of the contributions of Asian cultures.