Photo by Emmett Anderson. CC BY-NC 2.0

Japan Tokyo Shinjuku Signage

Photo by Republic of Korea. CC BY-SA 2.0

Korea Spring of Insadong 08

Photo by Stuart Rankin. CC BY-NC 2.0

Town Scene

Photo by Dennis Jarvis. CC BY-SA 2.0

China-6455 - Zhen Wu Temple

East Asian Studies

Recent Cohort
  • Andrew Cajas

    MA '12

  • Richard Cho

    MA '16

  • Anna Cook

    MA '15

  • Rachel Hwang-Dolak

    MA '15

  • Grigor Ketenchian

    BA '12, MA '13

  • Kevin Kind

    MA '16

  • Wanmeng Li

    MA '15

  • Inez Suhardjo

    MA '12

  • Lee Tham

    MA '11

  • Lin Tian

    MA '13

  • Devorah Worch

    MA '14

  • Xuqing Zan

    MA '14

  • Wendy Zheng

    BA '11, MA '11

About the East Asian Studies M.A. Program

The M.A. degree in East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program intended to enable students to develop a broad understanding of an individual East Asian culture or to engage in comparative study of two or more East Asian cultures.

Students pursuing the East Asian Studies M.A. are normally expected to concentrate on one particular country by choosing a variety of courses in various departments. These may include those covering other areas of Asia, those partially covering East Asia, Asian-American Studies, as well as relevant methodology and theory courses. Upon petition to the program and with the consent of the student's faculty advisor, individual programs may be designed to fit specific interests.

Areas of Study

The program recognizes three areas of specialization: China, Japan, and Korea. Comparative fields may be incorporated into an area of specialization with consent of the student's faculty advisor.

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