The Asian House of Studies at Duke Divinity School supports Asian and Asian-American students at the school; cultivates a network of Asian and Asian-American students, alumni, church leaders, and ecclesial bodies; and promotes and provides resources for Asian theological studies.

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"Being a minority in the Divinity School, Asian students can easily feel lost, but the Asian House group members make sure Asian students are not just a face in the crowd. Asian House specializes in creating a space where we can belong."

The rise of Asian Christians can be witnessed around the world. The churches in Asia have grown rapidly both in numbers and in their influence on Asian societies and world Christianity. Asian-American Christians have emerged as a significant part of the sociopolitical and religious landscape of America. In the past few decades, the Asian and Asian-American community at Duke Divinity School has also grown considerably.

This growth has raised new theological questions regarding colonial and post-colonial perspectives, intercultural dynamics, anti-racism, women’s rights in patriarchal cultures, and more.

The Asian House of studies supports Asian students and scholars at Duke Divinity and partners with other organizations in the school, the wider Duke community, and beyond as they challenge and broaden the theological horizon and work to build diverse Christian communities.

Upcoming Events

Join us for lectures, worship, discussions and more.
Wed, Feb 28, 2024 | 7:30 - 8:45pm | 0012 Westbrook

Being "Embarrassed" about the Supernatural? Thomas Woolston (1668-1733) and Anglican and Patristic Interpretation of the Miracles of Jesus in Context

The Divinity School will host a lecture with Paul Lim, associate professor of the History of Christianity at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee as the speaker.

Thu, Feb 29, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30pm | York Room

Lunch & Talk with Dr. Paul Lim

The Asian House of Studies will host a "Lunch & Talk" event with Dr. Paul Lim, the associate professor of the history of Christianity at Vanderbilt University.

Past Events

Find information about past events hosted by the Asian House of Studies.

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Asian Theology Group

Explore Your Calling and Identity

The Asian House of Studies supports the work of the Asian Theology Group, a student group under the Divinity Student Council that provides a constructive space where Asian and Asian-American students can explore their callings and identities. Contact the Office of Student Life via email or at (919) 660-3548 for current student leadership.

Faculty Leaders

The faculty affiliated with the Asian House of Studies include leading scholars and practitioners who are dedicated to forming future leaders for the church and the world.

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