The Asian Languages and Cultures program offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison is home to nearly twenty faculty whose research and teaching specialties range from traditional medicine in India, the history of yoga, contemporary mindfulness practice with insights from Tibetan Buddhism, to human rights in Thailand—from Chinese ghost stories, traditional poetics and philology, to sociolinguistics and discourse analysis of the Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian languages—and from analysis of classical Japanese tale fiction, early modern comedic narratives, manga, and anime to Japanese counterculture.
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures has developed a lively intellectual community around Transasian Studies and is supporting student-led seminars, reading groups, workshops, and other events. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to reach out to faculty members who share their academic and research interests. We welcome applications from students who are interested in working transregionally, transdisciplinarily, or both. This includes students with a traditional background in Asian Studies and related academic fields as well as those whose path to studying Asia has been through professional work.
- Identify the primary field(s) of study in a historical, comparative, and global context.
- Discuss the major theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry in the selected area of the student's focus.
- Integrate theories into practice.
- Articulate and communicate knowledge in specialized field(s).
- Recognize and apply principles of professional and ethical conduct.
- A Survey of Tibetan Buddhism
- Modern Indian Literatures
- The Vietnam Wars
- Politics of South Asia
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Literature Linguistics View 696 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution
- ALC Departmental Application form
- Letters of recommendation
- CV or Resume
- Statement of purpose
International25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
National25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.
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