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Alumni Story

Why I Chose East Asian Studies

I learned why I was driven to explore and create knowledge for the human race.

Dante Lauretta
B.A. Japanese, B.S. Math, Physics 1993
Principal Investigator, NASA's OSIRIS-REx

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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.

Meet Noah

Noah is an agile achiever who combines his passions as he is gaining fluency in Japanese and studying dance as the language of movement. His long-range goal is to practice medicine.

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News & Events

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Two books translated by Professor Gabriel are set to be published in April. One is Haruki Murakami's new short story collection First Person Singular, and the other is a best-selling Japanese novel called Lonely Castle in the...
Dear EAS Colleagues and Students,   I join in the messages of the Dean and Provost’s Office in condemning the rise of hatred and violence against Asians, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. The recent spate of anti-...
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Dr. Hai Ren has just published a blog essay on China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), a global infrastructure project. The blog article, entitled “Infrastructure as a Planetary Sculpture: The Future of the Belt and Road Initiative in...

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Our East Asian Studies majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Grace Faerber
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2020
B.A.
Global Studies
2020
Dante Lauretta 
B.A.
Japanese
1993
B.S.
Physics
1993
B.S.
Theoretical Mathematics
1993
Florence Luna
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2015
B.S.
Business Administration
2015