- June 16, 2022
On June 16–18, 2022, Chair of the East Asian Studies Department Professor Anna Shields and Professor Robert Hymes of Columbia University hosted a conference on the…
- May 23, 2022
The Graduate School has presented 29 graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers.…
- May 20, 2022
On May 20, despite rain and stormy skies, over fifty friends and alumni of the East Asian Studies Department and Program gathered in 202 Jones to reconnect at our Reunions…
- April 18, 2022
- April 15, 2022
In mid-April our Korean and Chinese Language Programs hosted game nights. The Korean event began with K-pop performances from KoKo pops (K-pop dance company), a…
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 51 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.