Asia in the Liberal Arts

ASIANetwork, a consortium of over 140 North American colleges, promotes education about Asia within the liberal arts. Our member colleges prepare their undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles in an ever more interdependent world. 

News & Events

New volume from ASIANetwork Books

Professors Vikash Yadav of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Jason Kirk of Elon University announce the publication of The Politics of India under Modi: An Introduction to India’s Democracy, Economy, and Foreign Policy.

"Asia Beyond Boundaries:" ASIANetwork's upcoming conference

The meeting, themed "Asia Beyond Boundaries: Past, Present, Future" will gather educators from across the liberal arts in Atlanta, April 2024. For more information, contact program chair Dennis Frost.

Open-access publications on photography and Asia

Lisa Trivedi, of Hamilton College, and Dorothy Xiaolong Hou, of Moravian University, each published articles in a recent volume of Trans Asia Photography.


ASIANetwork Connects

ASIANetwork Impacts

ASIANetwork Strengthens

Jooyeon Rhee

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature
Pennsylvania State University

“My ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in 2012-13 was an invaluable experience that nourished my academic interests and passion for teaching. The teaching component of the postdoc encouraged me to develop courses, incorporating my expertise as well as students’ interests in Korean studies. Since the postdoc also gave me the opportunity to focus on my academic work, I was able to publish academic journal articles.

My postdoc experience was crucial for me to further mature as a researcher and educator of Korean studies and inter-Asian relationships and become a productive member of academic communities beyond North America.”

Erin M. Cline

Professor of Comparative Ethics & Theology
Georgetown University

“The opportunity I had through the ASIANetwork-Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program gave me the background and training that I needed to go on and do research independently in China as a graduate student and a strong foundation to build upon during the early years of my career.

I wish every one of my students with an interest in going on to study Asia could have an opportunity to participate in this type of program.”

ASIANetwork Transforms


Undergraduate Liberal Arts Curriculum


Education about Asia to Meet 21st-Century Needs


Students for Leadership in their Professions

ASIANetwork Exchange

Our biannual journal publishes current research, as well as high-quality pedagogical essays written by specialists and non-specialists alike, including articles, book and media reviews that address the needs of the undergraduate classroom.

ASIANetwork Book Series

This series publishes high-quality, original monographs embodying a rigorous liberal arts approach to Asian Studies.

Our Publications

We promote scholarship and teaching about Asia through two peer-reviewed venues, our journal, ASIANetwork Exchange, and the ASIANetwork Series with Lever Press/University of Michigan Publishing. Both are Open Access, making materials free around the globe at no cost to readers.