The East Asian Languages and Cultures program is a vibrant community of teachers, scholars, and students. Through our program—focused solely on East Asia—you'll gain insight into a part of the world that is home to 20% of the global population and some of the most economically dynamic and rapidly developing places in the world.

East Asia's importance to world cultures, politics, and economy is unquestioned today. Whether you are interested in exploring the cultural traditions or modern popular cultures of East Asia, we cover it all. 

We are a “languages” program because we provide instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, as well as both majors and minors in Chinese and Japanese, and a certificate in Korean. We are a “cultures” program because of our broad course offerings in literature, religion, linguistics, second-language pedagogy, politics and diplomacy, popular culture, women’s studies, gay/queer studies, and film studies.

Throughout the year, you'll have opportunities to participate in many events that allow us to meet more informally, like tea tables to allow for the practice of conversation, orientations for new and returning students, lectures by outside scholars providing unique perspectives, culture nights, and a career night.

Contact us with any questions you may have about our program, classes, or faculty.