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Asian Pacific Studies Institute

Mission Statement

The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) supports and encourages the study of Asian societies and the Pacific region, with emphasis on China, Japan, and Korea. Courses cover a range of academic disciplines including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language and literature, arts, cultural anthropology, history, law, political science, religion, and sociology. APSI also provides support for visiting speakers and conferences, library resources, and research clusters. Scholarships and fellowships are available annually to support language study and research abroad for both undergraduate and graduate students. Study abroad opportunities are available in China (Duke credit) and Japan (transfer credit). Undergraduate majors are available through the International Comparative Studies program (East Asian concentration) or the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. APSI offers a Master of Arts in East Asian studies, a joint MA/JD program, as well as a graduate certificate in East Asian Studies.

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