In late sixteenth and early seventeenth century Korea, the Bureau of Publishing (an ad hoc organ that handled government-sponsored publication projects) printed ŏnhae 諺解 of seven Confucian classical texts.
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.