Is the 21st Century going to be the century of the Pacific Rim?
The most vibrant economies in the world sit on the far side of the Pacific: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. As East Asian studies majors at Ursinus learn, however, these aren’t just lands of cutting edge design, technological innovation, and economic wizardry. East Asia is a vast tapestry that draws on its great regional diversity, its deep cultural heritage, and the powerful imagination of its people to weave together a tapestry of history, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and innovation that spans almost 3,000 years.
Drawing on this incredible wealth, East Asian studies majors at Ursinus immerse themselves in a multidisciplinary program drawing on anthropology, art, history, modern languages, philosophy, religion, theater, politics, and international relations. The East Asian studies major prepares students for careers in business, law, and government, as well as teaching. Students gain expertise in East Asian history, culture, politics, literature, and language. All majors complete advanced language work and a supervised capstone project.