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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.



  • A Message from EALC on Anti-Asian Racism

    Firmly believing that cultural awareness, along with systematic societal change, is essential in our fight against racism, we, the East Asian Languages & Cultures Program, will reinvigorate our effort to advance our mission of fostering understanding of East Asian cultures.

    Read the full statement here


Japanese Program at UMass Amherst Celebrates Graduation Achievements

June 06, 2023

The Japanese Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst proudly recognizes the accomplishments of its graduating students during the academic year 2022-23. As the year drew to a close, six...

Summer 2023 - Online Korean & Japanese Courses!

April 11, 2023

The East Asian Languages & Cultures Program at UMass Amherst is excited to announce our online courses in Korean and Japanese language for Summer 2023 through the University Without Walls!

Antonio Romano and Tu Van win at the 4th New England Korean Speech Contest!

April 08, 2023

The 4th New England Korean Speech Contest was held at Boston College on April 8, 2023. This event was hosted by Boston College’s Department of Eastern, Slavic, and German Studies, together with the...

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Chinese Language Club

Herter Hall room 301
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Korean Tea Time

Herter Hall 5th floor lobby
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


JET Program Information Session

ILC N211
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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Alumni Profile

Jennifer McKeon '13

Jennifer McKeon, Joint Linguistics & Japanese '13, talks to us about life after UMass as an accomplished Japanese manga translator!

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