The Global Asian Studies Program at DePaul University is the only one of its kind in the United States. Courses offer an in-depth, challenging and critical thinking based perspective on ancient societies, cutting edge technology and current events in the Asian region, Asian diaspora and Asian American communities.

Our faculty teach more than 100 courses in the humanities and social sciences. We also offer a number of Study Abroad trips to Asia and the Americas, as well as host events and workshops for students.

From ancient cultures to modern technology, DePaul’s Global Asian Studies program provides an important foundation for students to prepare to have a leading role in the 21st  “Pacific” Century.

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Program Director

Li Jin, PhD
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
University of South Florida

Adjunct Faculty

Yang Hwan Choi, PhD
Columbia University

Affiliated Faculty

Nobuko Chikamatsu, PhD
Associate Professor of Japanese Studies; Co-Director, Japanese Studies Program
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

June Chung, PhD
Associate Professor of English
University of California, Los Angeles

Yi (Allan) Ding, PhD
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Stanford University

David L. Gitomer, PhD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Columbia University

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, PhD
Professor of Political Science
Vincent de Paul Professor
Northwestern University

Laura Kina, MFA
Professor of Art, Media and Design
Vincent de Paul Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Yun-Chen Lu, PhD
Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rajit Mazumder, PhD
Associate Professor of History 
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Kalyani Menon, PhD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Syracuse University

Yuki Miyamoto, PhD
Professor of Religious Studies;Co-Director, Japanese Studies Program
University of Chicago

Sanjukta Mukherjee, PhD​​
Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies
Syracuse University

Shailja Sharma, PhD
Professor of International Studies
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Phillip Stalley, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science
George Washington University

Maureen Sioh, PhD
Associate Professor of Geography
University of British Columbia

Chi-Jang Yin, MFA
Associate Professor of Art, Media, and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago