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Department of Asian Studies of Seton Hall University records

 Collection
Identifier: SHU 0032
This collection contains correspondence, memos, class and professor evaluations, examinations, departmental minutes, and grading policies for the Asian Studies department. In addition, the collection includes administrative announcements, information relating to the Bilingual Education Program, budget summaries, information regarding the China Exchange Program, graduate policies and procedures, and honors program material.

Dates

  • 1970-1987

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet processed. Some materials in this collection may be restricted from public research for ethical or legal reasons. Please review any restriction information below or contact the archivist for more information. Materials may be available to researchers with staff assistance at the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center. Advance appointments are required for the use of archival materials.

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Overview

The Department of Asian Studies at Seton Hall, now part of the larger Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, began as the Institute of Far Eastern Sudies in 1952 and has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of Asian Studies for more than 50 years. This collection contains records pertaining to the academic and administrative tasks that were completed from 1970 to 1987.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Asian Studies at Seton Hall, now part of the larger Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, began as the Institute of Far Eastern Sudies in 1952. This department has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of Asian Studies for more than 50 years. The original Institute offered courses in Asian history, languages, and culture at the graduate level, and sought to promote better understanding and cooperation between the peoples of Asia and America. Begun during the Korean Wars, the Institute had an advisory board of prominent politicans, scholars, and religious figures from Asia, including Reverend Paul Yu Pin, Archbishop of Nanking, China; John Chang Myun, prime minister of the Republic of Korea; Kotaro Tanaka, chief justice of Japan; Ngo Dinh Diem, former prime minister of Vietnam and later president of the Republic of Vietnam; and John C.H. Wu, minister of China to the Holy See.

In 1961 the Department of Asian Studies was formed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department took over classes from the Institute, which then became the Asia Center. Since 1968, students are able to obtain Bachelors and Masters degrees in this field. The language curriculum is within the national standards and proficiency guidelines of the American Council of Teaching for Foreign Languages. Courses address the civilizations, cultures, histories, economics, politics and religions of Asia, with an emphasis on Northeast Asia because of its global impact.

Sources and additional information: History of Asian Studies at Seton Hall and Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Center from the Department of Asian Studies in 1992. Accession number 1992.9.

Processing Information

This collection is not yet processed. Finding aid and basic collection description created in 2013 by Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson as part of the Overhaul Project collection survey.
Title
Department of Asian Studies of Seton Hall University records, 1970-1987
Author
Jacqui Bowen and Tracy M. Jackson
Date
2013
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Contact:
Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US
973-761-9476