A new minor in Asian Studies has been approved and will launch in the fall, Chapman University sources say, and will be introduced with an open house event this April.

On Wednesday, April 27 at 3 p.m., the Asian Studies Minor Open House in the Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall 404, will feature a keynote talk, “Asian Studies in an Era of Shape-Shifting Disciplines,” by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Ph.D., UC Irvine professor of history and editor of the Journal of Asian Studies.  This will be followed by a panel discussion on the current status and future of Asian studies at Chapman, featuring a group of Chapman’s own Asian Studies faculty: Alex Bay, Catherine Li, Rei Magosaki, Nancy Martin, Noel Murray, Susan Paterno and Richard Turner, moderated by Wenshan Jia.

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