The Pacific Asia field offers students a foundation on which to build an understanding of the contemporary interstate problems in the Northeast Asia region, with particular attention to China, Japan, and Korea. Students also study the bonds and tensions that currently exist between the U.S. and the states of the region.
All students in this field study the history of Sino-U.S. relations in the past century, and students continue their education by studying the diplomatic, cultural, and political history of the area as well as the current issues that impact the area today. Students choose from a broad range of topics, from Japan in world affairs to relations between the U.S. and East Asia.
The Pacific Asia field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three courses.