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Tucker, John A. Director, Asian Studies Minor


After graduating from Davidson College, cum laude, with a major in history (1977), Tucker completed two Master's degrees at the University of Hawai'i, the first in Asian philosophy (1981) and the second in Asian history (1983). A Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) scholarship made possible language study at Osaka gaikokugo daigaku (1983-84), and graduate research in Chinese philosophy at the Institute for Studies in the Humanities (Jinbun kagaku kenkyujo), Kyoto University (1984-1985). Tucker took his Ph.D. at Columbia University (1990), studying Sino-Japanese Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism primarily under Professors Wm. Theodore de Bary, Wing-tsit Chan, Irene Bloom, and Philip Yampolsky.