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

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’sā€¦

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

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

2017 Japanese Language Speech Contest

On Saturday, March 25, the 31st Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest was held by the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago.

Four students  were selected from Grinnell College toā€¦

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