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Chinese and Japanese Department

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

Peter Marsh '19 (left) and Jacob Shima '21 proudly display their finished mooncake.

Mooncake Workshop Held at Chinese House

More than forty people attended a workshop on making mooncakes. The workshop was held at Chinese House on September 26, 2018. 

Department of Chinese & Japanese Graduation Dinner 2018

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…

The Linguistic Structure of Japanese Baseball Chants

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…

Thu
Dec. 13

Chinese Table

Rosenfield Center 224C - White Dining Room
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 12 – 1pm
Thu
Jan. 24

Chinese Table

Rosenfield Center 224C - White Dining Room
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12 – 1pm
Mon
Jan. 28

Japanese Table

Rosenfield Center 224B - Livermore Dining Room
Monday, January 28, 2019, 12 – 1pm
Thu
Jan. 31

Chinese Table

Rosenfield Center 224C - White Dining Room
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12 – 1pm

Department Information

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(641) 269-4985

Faculty House
1303 Park St.
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States