The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures offers instruction in the languages and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. Courses in the fields of language, literature, and cultural studies introduce students to a variety of East Asian civilizations. The curriculum prepares students for careers in academia, business, diplomacy, government, medicine, and law, among other fields where knowledge of East Asia is critically important.


Professors: J. Chaves, P.N. Zhang 

Associate Professors: L. Chen, H. Dong, I. Kim (Chair), M.D. Pak, T. Tsujioka (Teaching), H. Zhang

Assistant Professors: B. Morley, I. Ko (Teaching), M. Wei (Teaching)

Professorial Lecturers: Y. Kang, G. Kim, C. Yang

Lecturers: W.K. Cavanaugh,  Jing Chen

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000s to 4000s are upper-level undergraduate courses that also may be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work assigned
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office