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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.

Welcome

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

The Chinese language program participated in the Sixth Chinese Language and Culture Proficiency Competition at the Tucson Chinese Culture Center, September 30, 2017. The event was hosted by the Confucius Institute of the University of Arizona....
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Dr. Albert Welter has been awarded a grant by the American Council of Learned Societies for his proposal "Creating the World of Chan/ Son /Zen: Chinese Chan Buddhism and its Spread throughout East Asia." As part of the project, an...
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Dr. Fabio Lanza was interviewed by the UA News about China-US relations, intellectual history, and his new book, The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies (Duke University Press, 2017).
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The Department of East Asian Studies was well represented at the Second Language Research Forum 2017 at the Ohio State University, October 12-14. Several graduate students presented papers at the conference. The presentations received a lot of...
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Our Winter session schedule (Dec. 18-Jan. 9) is now available. Please see the flyer below for course offerings.
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Alumni News & Directory

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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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
Eric Sands
B.A.
East Asian Studies
1995