Asian Studies

Art of the South Asian diaspora

An event spearheaded by the Asian American Studies Program combined scholarship and artistic practice to showcase art of the South Asian diaspora as a contemporary American tradition.

Kristina García

India at 75, CASI at 30

The Center for the Advanced Study of India, the first institution in the U.S. dedicated to the study of contemporary India, is turning 30 this year, and celebrated with a symposium that also highlighted the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

Kristina García

In the News

The New York Times

Five festive dishes for an easy Eid lunch

Fariha Khan of the School of Arts & Sciences says that many people no longer have time to prepare meals from scratch for Eid, especially if they’re working outside the home.



China is mobilizing science to spur development—and self-reliance

Scott Moore of Penn Global says that there are hints that President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders aren’t satisfied with the pace of research progress.


The Washington Post

Chinese leader Xi embarks on ‘intensive’ overhaul as he cements power

Neysun Mahboubi of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the nitty-gritty of Chinese governance in Xi Jinping’s third term will become much clearer after the upcoming Two Sessions.


Times of India

‘Indians add real value across sectors globally’

Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School says that the global demographic shift will lead toward India within the next decade.



Gwen Stefani: ‘I said, ‘My god, I’m Japanese’’

Fariha I. Khan of the School of Arts & Sciences defines and discusses cultural appropriation in the context of two important factors: commodification and an unequal power relationship.


The Hill

Don’t assume China cannot change

In an Op-Ed, Amy E. Gadsden of Penn Global urges Western policymakers and analysts to rethink the assumption that China cannot change its slide toward greater authoritarianism.