East Asian Studies

The program in East Asian studies entails the comprehensive study of the cultures and societies of East Asia in an interdisciplinary program that encompasses language, literature, history, anthropology, art history, film, philosophy, and religious studies.

Washington University is one of this nation's oldest centers for the study of China and Japan. The department offers an impressive range of courses in modem Chinese and Japanese languages through the advanced level in addition to classical language study. A more modest but growing program of Korean language study is also available. Our dedicated teacher-scholars are committed to mentoring undergraduates with an interest in East Asia.

August 22, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Language Placement Exams

Placement tests are required for all students entering our language programs, with the exception of those students who have had no previous knowledge of the language and are planning to enroll in the first semester of the first year of instruction