Major program: The East Asian Studies Major requires seven courses, plus language, study abroad and a senior project.
The East Asian Studies Program challenges the student to understand China and Japan through the rigors of language study and the analytical tools of various academic disciplines. This process demands both broad exposure to different subjects and a focused perspective on a particular feature of the East Asian landscape. Japan and China are related yet distinctive civilizations. Each has its own traditions and patterns of development. These traditions have played an important role in the development of culture around the globe and remain formative influences today.
Concentrations Available: Art History and Art; Language, Literature and Film; History; Music; Philosophy and Religion; Political Economy
Sample Courses: Elementary Chinese; Elementary Japanese; The Problem of Truth In Modern China; Japanese Horror Fiction and Film; Classical Chinese Philosophy; Korean Drumming Ensemble; Art and Culture in Premodern Korea
Number of Professors: 15
Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Professor of History