Asian Studies

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

The legacy of Shinzo Abe

Frederick R. Dickinson, ​​professor of Japanese history and director of the Center for East Asian Studies, offers his take on Abe’s impact on Japan, foreign policy, and lessons we can draw from his killing.

Kristen de Groot

Hong Kong handover, 25 years later

Hong Kong marks 25 years under Chinese control on July 1. Jacques deLisle, director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, discusses where Hong Kong stands now and what the future might hold.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

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.