Asia Concentrations

The study of Asia is key to understanding the global dynamics of politics, diplomacy, economics, environment, development, and security in the 21st century. The Asia concentrations at Johns Hopkins SAIS offer students a multidisciplinary approach to studying these dynamics in a complex, ever-changing region of the world.  
Students interested in the study of Asia may choose to concentrate in China Studies, Japan Studies, Korea Studies, South Asia Studies, or Southeast Asia Studies and may elect to complement their studies by adding several courses to attain a specialization in the International Relations of Asia or Emerging Markets.
Johns Hopkins SAIS China encompasses the formal China-related programs at Johns Hopkins SAIS. China Studies features faculty with considerable experience outside of academia who teach courses ranging from Chinese leadership and foreign policy to economic and political reform, and from human rights and law to China’s military, and beyond. The China Studies Program offers a curriculum that puts contemporary China in regional and historical context. The program integrates comparative and theoretical perspectives with the judgment that experience and history provide. Students can pursue their studies in Washington, DC or in affiliated programs at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, and the SAIS-Tsinghua Program in Global Politics and Economics, with options to do coursework in both China and the United States.
Johns Hopkins SAIS Asia Programs, comprising the Japan, Korea, South Asia, and Southeast Asia Studies programs, provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the trends shaping Asia in the 21st century and applying theoretical propositions on development, strategy, and conflict resolution to real circumstances in the Asia region, among the states of Asia, and in U.S.-Asia relations. With comprehensive program curricula, distinguished faculty experienced in both policy theory and practice, professional opportunities, and complementary program activities, the Japan, Korea, South Asia, and Southeast Asia Programs prepare students for careers in research, academia, policy-making, diplomacy, defense, business, trade and economics, journalism and the nonprofit sector.