Department of East Asian Studies

  • Thu, July 25, 2019, 202 Jones.  New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents is a one-day conference designed to reveal the research possibilities of medieval Japanese documents, with a focus on Princeton University’s recently discovered collection of Sakuramotobō documents.
  • 2019 Class Day Program (hyperlinked) Princeton University Department and Program of East Asian Studies 272nd Commencement
  • Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.  The mentoring award recognizes Princeton faculty members who nurture the intellectual, professional and personal growth of their graduate students.
  • Still and moving images that captured Japan’s dramatic urban transformation in the post-World War II era are at the center of a graduate course taught this spring by Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian studies.  
  • Congratulations to Wei Gong, Lecturer of East Asian Studies (Chinese language), for being awarded a fellowship grant from the Princeton Center for Language Study for her project "Categorized video compilation for intermediate-advanced Chinese learners."  The Fellowship allows lecturers to develop a novel project tied to their language curriculum

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 40 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.