what do you plan on doing with your degree, teaching?
I’m not an Asian Studies major. (I may end up minoring in Chinese and Art History, but I’m a Museum Studies Major.)
That said, my major does not qualify me to work strictly as a teacher in say, a public school. (I do not want to be a teacher. A Professor, maybe, but not a teacher.) I’m looking at Museum Education, however, as well as Curation. :)
Oh, oops! I thought you were in a program. Nevermind. :)
I’m a BA currently, in Museum Studies. :) I’m considering different programs for Grad school, and would like to work in a Museum with Asian History/Art but I haven’t decided if I’m going for an MA in Museum Studies as well, or a PhD in Asian Studies or Art History.
To that Anon asking about jobs in Asian history, I'm currently an Asian History major in Grad school. I'm learning Chinese and my roommate (who is from China) said that for foreigners working in China they make quite a large amount of money. That's probably my destination. My university has quite a large East Asian Studies department. The chair of our department taught at Harvard and got his degree from Columbia. Thought I would pass it on.
I've always adored Asian history, but my father thinks that studying it in universities makes it tough to find a job centring on it out there. I've been wondering if there are jobs that are centred on it.
I’m neither an Asian Studies or Asian History major, but here’s some good resources:
Hope that helps! Honestly, the East and South Asian markets are understandably huge and knowing an Asian Language (specifically Chinese, Hindi, Korean, or Japanese, I would say, but any of them) can make you exceptionally employable.
I don't know if this is your area of expertise, but maybe you and your followers can help me out? I'm looking for good. non-fiction books about French-occupied Vietnam. Thanks. :)
Most books on Vietnam are actually centered on France and the Vietnam war, so a quick search on Amazon will put you on the right track. That said, I’m not familiar with any myself so followers — any good books?