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  • East Asian Studies at UMass

    The East Asian Languages & Cultures faculty is a close-knit, friendly community of teacher-scholars that emphasizes the education of our students at all levels. Our students have gone on to graduate school in various fields of study and become professors; they have also found English-teaching jobs abroad, as well as jobs in business, publishing, government, and translation.

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Thatcher Language & Culture House Fall Applications

January 30, 2018

Thatcher Language & Culture House's application deadline is February 14, 2018....

UMass Students Helped Recreate Edo in Manhattan

January 12, 2018

On Saturday, October 21, students in Professor Reiko Sono’s course, “Japanese 397N Recreating Edo in NYC” took a fieldtrip to New York City. The participants included Patrick Carland (UMass, MA ’19...

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Events

Feb
24-25

Asian Night Talent Show Auditions

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12:00 pm

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Why study Asian languages?

In addition to becoming proficient in three of the most difficult languages in the world, our students learn how to think and write critically, how to present and discuss Asia intelligibly to others, and how to apply what they have learned here to their jobs after they graduate. Many of our majors spend at least a semester in an Asian country during their undergraduate careers so they also learn how to be sensitive to the cultural differences between Asian and American cultures—the most important step in becoming global citizens.

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