Brings Asia to the Liberal Arts
and the Liberal Arts to Asia
Provides Innovative Programming
in the Liberal Arts
Enhances Resources for the Study
of Asia in the Liberal Arts
Helps Achieve the Mission
of our Funding Partners
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.
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140+ Member Colleges and Universities
Educates 500,000 Undergraduates,
30% of Whom Are on Pell Grants
34,000 Faculty Members
Are at 140+ Colleges and Universities
85% of Member Colleges Participate in the
Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges
Serving Asian Studies
in Liberal Arts Colleges Since 1992
90% of US News and World Reports'
Top 100 Colleges Are Members
Faculty and Students through Programming in North America and Asia
Scholars with Avenues for Peer-Reviewed Publications in Asian Studies
Student Faculty Fellows Program
Supported by the Freeman Foundation, the Student-Faculty Fellows Program funds students and their faculty mentors to carry out summer projects addressing global issues in an Asian Context.
Postdoctoral Teaching Program
The Luce-funded Postdoctoral Teaching Program prepares recent Ph.D. graduates for careers in education about Asia.
Enhancing Asian Studies
This project, under a grant from Luce Foundation, leverages the expertise and experience of ASIANetwork members to create a digital resource guide and share best practices in Asian Studies curriculum.
Embodied Learning About Asia
This program, supported by a private donor, focuses on Asian pedagogy that embraces the ways of knowledge is gained through actual practice and performance, creating opportunities for students to learn about Asia through immersive involvement and embodied participation.
The Speakers Bureau Program provides grants to institutions inviting an ASIANetwork Speaker to visit campus and engage the community.
Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the ASIANetwork Faculty Development Program deepened participants' expertise in Asia through on-site seminars in India, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, and China / Hong Kong.
Interdisciplinary, Global Engagement with Asia
American Liberal Arts Education
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
“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.”
Undergraduate Liberal Arts Curriculum
Education about Asia to Meet 21st-Century Needs
Students for Leadership in their Professions
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.
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.