The Department of East Asian Studies explores the region of East Asia through multiple disciplinary lenses. Our courses approach ancient culture and contemporary life through the perspectives of history, society, politics, literature, and art.
We offer three major tracks—East Asian studies, Chinese or Japanese—all of which build on a strong foundation of language study.
East Asian studies majors take Japanese language or Chinese language through the end of their second year, along with a range of courses on East Asian topics. Japanese or Chinese majors study language through the advanced level, in addition to a smaller set of topical courses.
Our program equips students with a broad range of skills and expertise applicable to careers in East Asia and beyond. To learn more about what we do, check out our most recent newsletter or a list of our current courses.