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Calvin University is the only Christian university in North America to offer comprehensive study of the languages and cultures of East Asia. China and Japan alone account for nearly one quarter of the world's population and are among the top economies in the world. Korea also looms large in world affairs.


Three full-time faculty members teach in Asian studies, specializing in languages, history, and religion. In addition, several professors in other departments offer courses on Asia, so that the program includes courses from philosophy, political science, art, economics, and business. In addition, two part-time native speakers teach the upper-level language courses.

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