Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum



This flagship ASDP program on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individual teachers and institutional teams from both two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The Institute takes a faculty-development approach to enhancing teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies through lectures, discussions, films screenings and site visits in a seminar-like environment of shared inquiry. (Photo taken by Dr. Albert Wong, Unviersity of Texas at El Paso)

Infusing Chinese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum

Dates:  July 27-August 7, 2015
Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Application Deadline:  March 9, 2015Deadline extended to March 16, 2015


Program Schedule (PDF) 

This multidisciplinary, two-week Institute fosters faculty and program development aimed at enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. Hosted annually since 1991, the institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum offers undergraduate educators the opportunity to interact with leading Asian studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, site visits and cultural events.

The 2015 Infusing Institute will be directed by Peter Hershock (East-West Center) and will include a thematic overview of Chinese history; sessions on Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism; discussions of pre-modern and contemporary Chinese art; a session on 20th century Chinese literature and film, and sessions on the political economy, social transformation and cultural dynamics of contemporary China.

Designed to meet the needs of educators involved in both curriculum and program development, the Infusing Institute is open both to individual applicants and to two- to three-person teams from colleges and universities committed to furthering undergraduate Asian studies. Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center guesthouse and their home institutions are asked to cover airfares and a program fee of $300. The application deadline will be March 9, 2015.  Deadline extended to March 16, 2015.

How to Apply: Applications are welcome from both full-time and adjunct faculty. Please submit a current CV; a letter of support from an appropriate administrator (department chair, dean, etc.); and a statement of purpose that addresses why you want to participate in the program and that outlines the expected curricular and institutional impacts of doing so.

Application Coversheet (PDF)

For inquiries, please contact the ASDP Secretariat:  Audrey Minei,