Summer 2022 - Online Korean & Japanese Classes!
The East Asian Languages & Cultures Program at UMass Amherst is excited to announce our online courses in Korean and Japanese language for Summer 2022 through the University Without Walls!
Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
UMass Alumnus Sam Bett wins the "U.S. - Japan Friendship Prize for the Translation of Literature"
Monday, March 2, 2020
Join us in congratulating Sam Bett on winning the U.S. – Japan Friendship Prize for the Translation of Literature, for his translation of a Mishima Yukio novel, Star.
Half a Century of Shedding Light on the Other Side of the Globe: East Asian Languages and Cultures Celebrates 50 Years at UMass Amherst
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
This academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the East Asian Languages and Cultures program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Anniversary and celebration events are postponed due to the current public health situation.
K-pop is Making Us Smarter
Monday, June 3, 2019
K-pop (Korean pop music) has been on the rise in the US since the early 2000s, was instrumental in kickstarting the “Hallyu Wave”, and is a leading cultural export of South Korea today. Read on to learn more!
6th Annual Five College Korean Speech Contest
Friday, April 5, 2019
9th Annual Five College Japanese Speech Contest
Saturday, March 30, 2019