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Southeast Asia

Woman picks rice in field in Sapa, Vietnam

Rice field in Sapa, Vietnam. Photo by Raymond Tu ’21.


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.

Featured Program

Southeast Asian Approaches is a faculty working group of nearly 40 scholars from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina State University that increases the visibility of Southeast Asian studies in the Triangle. By providing a forum for scholars to discuss projects, ideas, and approaches in research and teaching, the working group supports collaboration in Southeast Asian studies across all disciplines.
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Departments, Centers and Programs

Carolina Asia Center
Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
Department of Asian Studies
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Kenan Institute Asia
MEASURE Evaluation
UNC Project-Vietnam



Programs of Study

Curriculum in Global Studies

Major concentration in Asian Studies

Department of Asian Studies

Major in Asian Studies
Minor in Asian Studies

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

UNC-National University of Singapore Joint Degree Program

Majors in Biology, Economics, English Literature, Geography, Global Studies, History, and Political Science


Library Collections

Research guide for Southeast Asian Studies


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