Department of East Asian Studies

  • The EAS annual newsletter announces new graduate students, staff, faculty and lecturers and visitors to the Program in East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies.
  • Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 4:30 pm, 202 Jones, Michael Strausz (Texas Christian University). Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? Michael Strausz will answer this question by drawing on insights from ne
  • At noon on September 25th, there will be a departmental colloquium seminar in Jones 202 at which Xin Wen in the Department of East Asian Studies will speak.
  • The Department of East Asian Studies welcomes four new Chinese-language lecturers and three new Korean-language lecturers for 2019-20.
  • Princeton University - Program and Department of East Asian Studies.  Annual Report 2018-2019

The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites you to explore the culture, history, societies, politics, and languages of East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea). A total of 54 full-time professors and language lecturers offer students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the opportunity to study with preeminent scholars and to do research in our world-renowned East Asian Library - home to the Gest rare books collection.

EAS undergraduate courses provide students with a wide range of courses on both the classical traditions and the current world of China, Japan, and Korea.

In the summers, EAS faculty members have been offering a series of Global Seminars in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

Taking EAS language courses can lead students to participate in international programs, such as summer language courses through Princeton in Beijing and Princeton in Ishikawa, amongst others.  Undergraduate students may obtain the A.B. degree in East Asian Studies; earn a departmental Language and Culture Certificate in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean; or earn an EAS Program Certificate in East Asian Studies.

At the graduate level, students focus their doctoral training on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature and history, the traditional strengths of the East Asian Studies Department, with many new offerings on contemporary East Asia.