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East Asia

View of the Streets of Osaka

Osaka, Japan. Photo by Madeline Gasior ’16.

Carolina Asia Center

The Carolina Asia Center, the leading center of its kind in the southeastern U.S., seeks to promote intercultural exchange between the U.S. and Asia and to improve and support education and research on Asia. The center has been designated as a National Resource Center and Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship granting center by the U.S. Department of Education.


The Phillips Ambassadors Program is one of UNC’s most flexible scholarships for undergraduates to study, research, or intern in Asia. The program combines a financial award, an academic course, and a charge to students to share their unique experience with the Carolina community and their hometown.
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Departments, Centers and Programs

Carolina Asia Center
Carolina Korea Forum
Carolina Population Center
Department of Asian Studies
Program on Chinese Cities
Triangle Center for Japanese Studies
Triangle East Asia Consortium
UNC Project-China
Modern Indian Studies Initiative

Programs of Study


Major concentration in Asia


Major in Asian Studies
Minor in Asian Studies
Major in Chinese
Minor in Chinese
Major in Japanese
Minor in Japanese
Major in Korean
Minor in Korean

Department of History

Major concentration in African, Asian and Middle Eastern History
Ph.D. in Asian History

Department of Religious Studies

Ph.D. concentration in Religions of Asia

Library Collections

Research guide on Chinese Studies
Research guide on East Asian Studies
Research guide on Japanese Studies
Research guide on Korean Studies
Health Sciences Library Global Resources: China

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