STUDYING THE LANGUAGES and LITERATURE OF EAST ASIA
to better understand its cultures, history and people.
Who We Are
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) focuses on teaching and research on the languages and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. We offer undergraduate majors and minors in all three language tracks, as well as a unique master’s program in Chinese.
Our internationally published faculty are experts in the languages, culture and literature of East Asian peoples, from ancient civilizations to modern times. In today’s global economy, knowledge of East Asia can provide a crucial stepping stone to careers in academia, business, diplomacy, government, medicine, law and much more.
Join the Graduate Programs Virtual Open House: October 17–27
Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences 2023 Open House! The online event includes program-specific information sessions and opportunities to engage with current graduate students, faculty and our admissions team.
The East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) Department is hosting an information session for prospective graduate students on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Our Focus Areas
“The lessons I learned at GW on my Korean journey will be with me throughout my life. Not only did I learn that I can follow and create my own paths; I learned to follow my passions wherever they may lead me. It is difficult for me to think about where I would be had it not been for learning Korean and creating my own major. One thing I do know for certain is that I would not be on the amazing journey that I am on today.”
BA ‘15, Special Interdisciplinary Major, Korean Language and Literature