In the Spotlight

Korean professors

Dr. Immanuel Kim (left), Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies, and Dr. Insung Ko (right), Teaching Assistant Professor in the Korean Language will join the Department this fall. 

Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. He is an authority on North Korean literature and film and is the author of a recent book on North Korean literataure, Rewriting Revolution: Women, Sexuality, and Memory in North Korean Fiction (University of Hawaii Press, 2018).  

Dr. Ko received his Ph.D. from University of Hawai'i. His research interests include Korean Linguistics, second language pedagogy, phonetics, and language testing. Professor Ko brings with him a track record of having built a very successful Korean program at Washington University in Saint Louis. 

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Kim and Dr. Ko!


Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Welcome to the GW Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL). EALL focuses on the teaching and research of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages and cultures. We offer majors in Chinese and Japanese Language and Literature, minors in in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language and Literature and the MA program in Chinese Language and Culture. Double majors and minors are possible with other GW schools and departments.

EALL Students Win Big in Speech Contests

speech contest winners

On October 29, 2017, two of our Chinese students won a silver and a bronze award at the 2017 Jiangsu Cup Sppech Contest. One week later, one of our Japanese students won a gold award at the J.LIVE Talk 2017 competition. Read more on them here and here.

Kim-Renaud East Asian Humanities Lecture Series

Fall 2018 Events

EA map

Dr. Richard A. Pegg (BA '83 and MA '90), Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection, will talk on East Asian cartography. More details here.