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.

March 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Devils Strike Back: Two Versions of 'Momotarô' from the 1890s

Matthew Konigsberg, Freie Universität Berlin
Cupples I, room 113

This talk will contrast a Japanese fairy tale re-told in two very different ways by two Japanese writers who were very close, Ozaki Kōyō (1867-1903) and Iwaya Sazanami (1870-1933).