Want to engage deeply and knowledgeably with China and Japan? Grinnell takes you there, with a full curriculum in Chinese language and literature and two years of Japanese language and literature. The Chinese major and Chinese studies concentration include courses in history, music, political science, and religious studies and encourage study abroad and independent study. Majoring in Chinese can prepare you for graduate study or a career in government, international business, education, and more.

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The Department of Chinese and Japanese hosted its annual graduation dinner on May 11, 2018, at Chuong Garden in town. Those present included seven faculty members in Chinese and Japanese and three of the graduating seniors: Hana Lord (Critical East Asian Studies), Cecily...

World-renowned phonologist Armin Mester will present work he has been developing with collaborators that seeks to explain the complex sound patterns in adapting a batter’s name for use in Japanese baseball chant of the type “kattobase ...” ‘let it fly, ...!’​

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