Asian Studies at Edinburgh includes subject areas of Chinese, Japanese and Sanskrit, covering some of the most vibrant regions of the world today. We are also the only HEI in Scotland to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Chinese and Japanese.
Programmes offered include a wide range of topics within the individual subjects, from history to the contemporary, philosophical texts to current welfare policies. With a team of staff with expertise within and across the regions, the department of 'Asian Studies' offers a stimulating environment to discover connections between the countries in order to understand the growing importance of 'East Asia' as a region in the contemporary world.
In language teaching, the programmes include both classical and modern language training on undergraduate level, and intensive Chinese courses on postgraduate level.
We are situated in the George Square area of the University, in Nos. 7 and 8, Buccleuch Place, at the southern end of the George Square complex, with convenient access to the Main Library and all other central University facilities.
Asian Studies regularly organises academic lecture series, international conferences and provides a lively postgraduate research environment. See links below for detailed information.
The Confucius Institute for Scotland, which has been recognised internationally as a world-leading institute, provides a platform to communicate academic knowledge to the wider community, present cultural and social events and facilitate engagement with the community across the sectors of business, education and culture.
This article was published on Nov 10, 2011