Department COVID-19 Statement

In this time of urgency and crisis, we at the Department of Transnational Asian Studies wish to express our wholehearted support for the ongoing efforts by Rice University students, faculty and staff to contain and control the COVID-19 virus on campus. We would also like to express our dismay at the social stereotypes and xenophobia directed toward Asian communities in Texas and more broadly. We extend our support and solidarity to Asian/American communities in the greater Houston area, and encourage everyone to think of the ways we can explore our common humanity and work together to face the global challenges posed by COVID-19.