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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

Lana Katai '21

One Chinese Language Learner’s Path to Valuable Career Skills

From study abroad project to independent study to publication
Jin Feng at a restaurant in China

Food Nostalgia in Contemporary China

Catch up with Jin Feng, professor of Chinese and Orville and Mary Patterson Routt Professor of Literature, in this Asian Ethnology Podcast interview.
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Gates Lecturer: Michael Puett, Harvard University

Gates Lecturer: Michael Puett, Harvard University Michael Puett will present two lectures (1) "Ritual, Sincerity, and Human Flourishing: What Chinese Philosophers can Teach Us About the Good Life" in JRC 101, at 7:30 p.m. on Wed, Jan. 29, 2020. (2) “Creating Worlds: Imagination and Interpretation in Classical China” in JRC 101, at 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m on Thu, Jan. 30, 2020.

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