- Asian Languages and CivilizationsAsian Languages and Civilizations
- Course Evaluations, Spring 2015
- Welcome to New Students
- Faculty & Staff
- Contact Information
- History of Amherst College and Japan
- Chinese Language Program
- Japanese Language Program
- Language Tables
- Doshisha Prize
- Yūshien (Japanese Style Garden)
- Beyond Shangri-La
- ASLC Documents
Asian Languages and Civilizations
Asian Languages and Civilizations is an interdisciplinary exploration of the histories and cultures of the peoples of Asia. Through a systematic study of the languages, societies, and cultures of the major civilizations that stretch from the Arab World to Japan, we hope to expand knowledge and challenge presuppositions about this large and vital part of the world.
The purpose is to encourage in-depth study as well as to provide guidance for a general inquiry into the problem of cultural difference and its social and political implications, both within Asia and between Asia and the West.