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Our New Graduates

Yuanyuan (Maggie) Zou is from Zhejiang, China. She has an undergraduate educational background in Journalism and New Media Studies. At GW, she concentrated on Chinese Language and Literature for her Master's degree. During her two years at GW, she took diverse classes such as the history of the Chinese language, Chinese literature, Chinese drama and theatre, and Chinese religions. In the meantime, she also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department to further her training in formal language teaching.

Yanfei Wang graduated from GW in the fall of 2019 and is currently attending Georgetown University to deepen her education and to prepare herself for the future.

Xiayu Liu is a graduate student in Chinese Language and Culture. She received a B.A. degree in Japanese in 2018. After graduation from GW, she intends to find an internship with a publisher. Hoping to further pursue the study of Japanese and Chinese, she is applying for a program in comparative literature this fall.

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Katie                                      Spencer
Yanfei                            Xiayu        

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 and minors 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.

Introducing Some of Our New Graduates

Katie Jarrett is from Connecticut, double majoring in International Affairs and Chinese language and literature. She studied abroad at Minzu University of China 中央民族大学 for two semesters her junior year. Katie Jarrett is extremely active in campus life and an avid marathoner. Since her freshman year she has been active in the JKA Karate Club of GWU, the GWU Triathlon Team, the Alpha Delta Phi Society, and working with humanitarian street mapping. Through her personal experiences, she believes quite strongly in the power of sport to enrich people’s lives, build connections, and especially the power sport has to provide opportunities for young women. Outside of school and marathon training she enjoys crocheting items for donation. She hopes to expand her knowledge of international education, development, cross-cultural exchange, and use her passions to make a positive change in the world.

After graduation, provided that the current health crisis allows, Spencer Rauner plans to go to Japan for 10 months this September to either work or study. After that, as he hopes to use Japanese in his career, Spencer intends to go to law school to study international law. Throughout his career, Spencer hopes to be able to play a part in the various political and economic ties that bind Japan and the United States.

Sarah Moon is receiving her B.A. degree in Japanese and International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy. On campus, she was an active musician, having participated in the university’s orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber groups. Throughout her undergraduate career, Sarah interned at the U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, American Academy of Diplomacy, and U.S. House of Representatives. She was also a Summer Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies in Tokyo, Japan. Upon graduation, Sarah will be a junior consultant for the U.S. defense community on behalf of Booz Allen Hamilton.

Olivia Callan is a graduating senior majoring in International Affairs with double minors in Chinese and Spanish. She plans on working in the nonprofit sector to focus on human rights and anti-trafficking efforts and will be applying to law school this fall.




New Korean Major

We are delighted to share with you that the Korean major has been officially approved by the University. With the addition of four new courses all approved, we will be offering the major from Fall of 2019. Read more here.