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The Department of East Asian Studies is dedicated to the study of the cultures and languages of China and Japan. The rich cultural heritages of the region are covered by courses in literature, history, society, religion and thought, linguistics and other aspects of culture.

EAS offers a wide range of courses in Chinese and Japanese language. Understanding the languages and cultures of these two nations—the second (China) and third (Japan) largest economies in the world—is essential for anyone working globally today.

EAS offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees with a major in East Asian Studies.

Degree Programs

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Training in East Asian Studies affords students important opportunities for careers in teaching, international business, international law, government and diplomatic service, and journalism.

Instruction is offered in a number of disciplines, including Chinese and Japanese culture, history, linguistics, literature, thought, and women’s studies, Asian humanities and religions, and Asian-American studies.

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News & Events

Drs. Sunyoung Yang and Nathaniel Smith organized a panel called "Cyberwars and Street Politics in Korea and Japan" for the AAS-in-Asia conference in Seoul, South Korea (June 24-27). UA Asian Collection librarian Ping Situ...
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Dr. Wenhao Diao’s proposal for the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program, entitled “Education, Society, and Globalization in China: A Collaborative Teacher Training Program,” has been selected for funding by the J...
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