The Asian Studies Department at Furman University is composed of seventeen faculty members drawn from ten departments, majors, and Interdisciplinary minors—Anthropology, Economics, English, Films Studies, History, Modern Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. Through extensive course offerings on campus and innovative study away, internship, and research opportunities in Asia, students gain a highly interdisciplinary understanding of one of the world’s most dynamic regions. Working closely with dedicated faculty, students focus on India, Japan, or China. The Department offers study abroad opportunities in each of these three areas. Asian Studies has been expanding rapidly in recent years and continues to add new faculty and student exchanges, as well as a rich variety of colloquia, lectures, special events, and student and faculty grant opportunities.