REMOTE OFFICE NOTICE: All offices are OPEN. However, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, faculty and staff are working remotely. For assistance, please contact program Director Shiping Hua at or (502)-641-4321.

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Welcome to the University of Louisville Asian Studies Program!

Asia is the home of 60 percent of the world's population. China and Japan are the second and third largest economies in the world, and India has also experienced very rapid economic growth in the last three decades. Asia has some of the world's most ancient civilizations in the world, such as the Chinese civilization and the Indian civilization. The United States trades more with Asia than with any other continents in the world! Actually, China and Japan are among the four largest trading partners of the United States, this also includes Canada and Mexico.


The Asian Studies Program Offers:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Asian Studies
  • A Minor in Asian Studies
  • A Minor in Chinese Studies
  • A Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies
  • Over 90 courses related to Asia
  • 21 teaching faculty from Anthropology, Classical and Modern Languages, Communication, Fine Arts, Geography and Geosciences, History, Humanities, Political Science, and Sociology.
  • An annual Lang Seminar that brings top scholars of Asian Studies to our campus
  • Overseas programs to China, Japan, and Korea


For questions, please contact Dr. Shiping Hua, Director of the Asian Studies Program:

Dr. Shiping Hua

  • Phone: (502) 852-3305
  • E-mail:
  • Office: 402 Guy Stevenson Hall University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292


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