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Japan Tokyo Shinjuku Signage

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Korea Spring of Insadong 08

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Town Scene

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China-6455 - Zhen Wu Temple

East Asian Studies


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.



Graduate Students

MA '16

I'm studying East Asian Comparative Literature (Chinese and Korean Literature). I'm interested in how a

MA '15

I'm from a small town in Michigan, though I lived for several years in Florida.

MA '15

I am interested in Chinese linguistics and the development of the written Chinese language. Furthermore,

MA '16

I was born in Richmond, VA and studied Chinese History at James Madison University until


 
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