Boat on the lake during GLP trip to China

East Asian Studies

In this concentration, you study Chinese and Japanese language and East Asian literature, history, music, philosophy, political science, and religion. You take classes in other disciplines, do an interdisciplinary research project during your senior year, and participate, if you wish, in off-campus study in China, Japan, or Taiwan. As an East Asian studies concentrator, you may go on to graduate school or a career in in business, public service, law, teaching, research, and more.

Department News

photo of Michael Puett

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.

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…

Emily Howe '16 and Hannah Hwang '18

Grinnellians win Critical Language Scholarships from U.S. State Department

In summer immersion programs, Hannah Hwang ’18 will study Korean in South Korea; Emily Howe ’16 will study Swahili in Tanzania.

Department Information

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