Asian Studies

Faculty

Professor Shiwei Chen and his research team outside Peking University.Professor Shiwei Chen and his research team outside Peking University.

Asian Studies brings together specialists in history, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, anthropology, and the languages of China and Japan. 

  • Shiwei Chen
    Professor of History, Chair of Asian Studies

    Areas of Study:  East Asian history

  • Rui Zhu
    Associate Professor of Philosophy

    Areas of Study:  Asian and comparative philosophy, Plato, philosophy of mind

  • Catherine Benton
    Associate Professor and Chair of Religion

    Areas of Study: Asian religious traditions and story literatures (Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism), religious communities in India (Hindu and Muslim), cross-cultural communication, and film and religion