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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


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Public Discussion: "Democracy iUnderstood from Asian Perspectives in the Global Times" 

10:00AM - 12:30PM - Gibbons Hall, B12


Monday, April 10, 2017

Career Panel: "Career Panel on Asia and International Relations" with Mr. Kevin Kim, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Nicholas Hamisevicz, Ph.D. Student, The Catholic University of America and former Director of Research and Academic Affairs, Korea Economic Institute of America; and Mr. David An, Senior Research Fellow, Global Taiwan Institute and former Senior Project Manager, Lockheed Martin. 

12:40PM - 1:45PM - Gibbons Hall, B030


Monday, February 20, 2017

Lecture: "US-China Relations" by Mr. Kevin Sheives, China Desk, U.S. Department of State

12:40PM - 1:45PM - Gibbons Hall, B030 


Friday, February 3, 2017

Conversation with a Buddhist Monk: "One World, One Dream" Forming a Community of Common Destiny for Human Beings

1:30PM - 2:30PM - Happel Room, Caldwell Hall 


Thursday, February 2, 2017 

Lecture: "China and the United States at the Crossroads: The Moral and Cultural Challenges" by Dr. Zhang Yuan, Professor of Comparative Literature, Beijing Normal University. Co-Sponsored by The Catholic University of America's Department of Politics and the Center for the Study of Statesmanship.

4:00PM - Columbus School of Law Room 204


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cultural Event: Chinese New Year Celebration. 

Sponsored by CUA Chinese Club.

5:30PM - 7:30PM - Pryzbyla Center Great Rooms B & C