The continent of Asia includes the tallest mountains in the world, some of the longest rivers, and coastlines on the world’s largest ocean. But Asia’s long history and culture is just as impressive. Asia is where the printing press was invented, where the world’s first novel was written (by a woman), and where the Academy Award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was filmed.
Asian studies majors study everything from ancient Chinese poetry to the Vietnam War. They might focus on a particular region, such as the Korean peninsula, or embark on a comparative study of the entire area. Their expertise qualifies them for work in many areas, including international business, government, and nonprofits.