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Asian Studies

Asia is home to half the world's population and much of its history. Bowdoin offers Asian Studies courses in anthropology, art, government, history, literature, film, music, religion, and sociology, as well as Chinese and Japanese language instruction. Majors focus on either South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal) or East Asia (China and Japan). We encourage students to study abroad during their junior year. Student-designed majors focusing on cross-cultural topics in the humanities and/or social sciences are also encouraged.

Chinese Studies

Chinese Studies

Courses in language and culture including art, film, government, history, literature, religion, and sociology.

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Japanese Events Bowdoin CollegeLanguage study is integrated with literature, history, art history, and political science classes

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South Asian Studies

South Asian StudiesCourses in the anthropology, art, history, and religions of South Asia, from early times until the present.

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At a Glance

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Asian Studies Program Offices
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