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Chinese and Japanese

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.

Department News

Author of "American Sutra" to Discuss Book

When the FBI began mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Buddhist priests were among the first to be incarcerated. "American Sutra" tells the story of Japanese American Buddhists (the largest group of Buddhists in the United States at that time) in the context of anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II and draws parallels to contemporary challenges to religious freedom facing Americans today.
Dept. of Chinese and Japanese students and faculty graduating senior celebration

Department of Chinese & Japanese Graduation Dinner 2019

The the Department of Chinese and Japanese held their annual graduation dinner at Choung Garden on May 10, 2019.
Students holding a long noodle stretched across their hands

Students Learn to Make Hand-Pulled Noodles

Chinese House resident Kai Gui taught students how to make hand-pulled noodles on Friday, April 26, 2019.

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