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The Furman Asian Studies department can prepare you for a variety of careers in this increasingly vital field. With three degree programs for students interested in China, Japan, and South Asia, we provide our students with one-on-one instruction, and a broad range of courses. Our program includes faculty from seven different academic departments, ensuring you'll understand how everything, from religion and politics to popular culture and history, plays a role in shaping life across Asia. Our students even have the opportunity to experience Asia through one of our faculty-led study away programs.

Founded on the central principles of the liberal arts, our program also allows you to pursue your wide-ranging interests and ideas. You’ll explore how Asia is connected to other disciplines, and see things from different perspectives. And by the time you graduate, you'll be able to examine complex problems from multiple angles.

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