Why Study Korean?

The vibrant popular culture and the remarkable economic success of modern Korea have attracted the interest and attention of the world. In fact, Korea has been playing a vital role in East Asian history for many millennia, as measured both by the richness of its own indigenous traditions and institutions and by its cultural interactions with China and Japan. Thus, an understanding of Korean history and culture is not only important in and of itself; it is also central to fully understanding the larger world of East Asia.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University St. Louis offers an Undergraduate Minor in Korean Language and Culture.  See Courses.

November 3, 2016 to November 13, 2016

2016 St. Louis International Film Festival

Chinese and Japanese films

East Asian Languages and Cultures is proud to sponsor the East Asian Spotlight at the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival.  Visit the SLIFF website for screening times and locations.