Welcome to East Asian Studies 

Princeton’s Ph.D. program in East Asian Studies has long been recognized as one of the leading graduate programs in the world. At present, we offer doctoral (Ph.D.) training in Chinese and Japanese history and literature, Korean cultural studies, Anthropology of East Asia, and in the transnational social and cultural study of contemporary East Asia.

With its current full-time faculty of 40 professors and language instructors in the EAS Department, frequent international visiting professors, and an additional 9 professors specializing on East Asia in the departments of AnthropologyArt and Archaeology, Comparative Literature, Sociology, Religion, and Politics, Princeton is home to a vibrant community of scholars and students working on the civilizations of East Asia in all their rich historical and contemporary dimensions.

All EAS historians have joint appointments in the History Department, and Assistant Professor Erin Huang has a joint appointment in the Comparative Literature Department.

Department of East Asian Studies 2019-2020



Martin Kern

Martin Kern, Joanna and Greg Zeluck '84 P13 P18 Professor in Asian Studies. Professor of East Asian Studies. Chair, Department of East Asian Studies.