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Welcome to the Minor in Asian Studies


The Asian Studies minor allows students to draw on a range of CUA courses offered in several disciplines including Modern Languages and Literature, Politics, Theology and Religious Studies, Drama, and History. All students completing this minor are strongly encouraged to study abroad with one of CUA’s programs in Asia. For more details, please see the CUA Abroad website: If you are interested in this minor, please contact Dr. Andrew Yeo ( for more information on how to sign up.


Events on Campus This Semester

Spring 2019

Sat. April 27, 2019
18th Annual Philippine Cultural Night: "Hindi Ako Malayo: I will Bring Your Home." Sponsored by Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).
5:00-10:00pm, Pryz Great Rooms

Tues. Feb. 26, 2019
Book Talk: North Korean Human Rights Transnational Advocacy. Professor Andrew Yeo, Director of Asian Studies, discusses his new book on the eve of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, Vietnam and the importance of human rights. Sponsored by Mullen Library and IPR. Reception to follow. 5:15-6:30pm May Gallery, Mullen Library. 

Tues. February 18, 2019
Book Talk: Delivering Little Boy. Professor James Nolan, Williams College, discusses his new book about collaboration between American and Japanese physicists and doctors to study the effects of radiation on atomic bomb survivors. Sponsored by Department of Sociology. Reception to follow. More info here. 5:15-6:30pm Pryz 323. 

Tues. February 12, 2019
Chinese Night: Lunar New Year Celebration. Sponsored by CUA Chinese Club and Dept. of Modern Languages and Literature. Free food, games, crafts, raffles, lion dance! More info here. 4:30-6:00pm, Pryz Great Rooms

FALL 2018

Tues., December 6, 2018
John Oh Memorial Lecture: Ambassador Kathleen Stephens. Sponsored by the Department of Politics. 4:30-6:00pm, Happel Room, Caldwell Hall. Reception to follow immediately. 

Tues., October  16, 2018
Film Screening: 1987: When the Day Comes. Based on an actual event, the film focuses on the cover-up and investigation of the death of a university student activist by water torture during the height of democratization protests in South Korean in 1987.  Sponsored by the Department of Politics. 3:40-5:40pm, Aquinas Hall 108. 

Wed., September 19, 2018
Lecture: "A Casual Conversation with a Zen Master" Life, Love, Success, Happiness, Meaning" Speaker: Venerable Pomyun Sunim.  Sponsored by Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue, of the School of Theology and Religious Studies. 4:00-6:00pm, Happel Room, Caldwell Hall