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Welcome to the East Asian Studies Program!

The mission of Emory's East Asian Studies Program (EASP) is to support and advocate for research, teaching, and scholarly activities related to East Asia at Emory and in the Atlanta community.

Emory University has a long tradition of engagement with East Asia, and the East Asian Studies Program continues that tradition. Our faculty combine excellence in research with a commitment to teaching. Our students have an opportunity to study an East Asian language (Chinese, Korean, or Japanese), and to take courses with experts in many different disciplines, including Anthropology, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, History, Literature, Music, Political Science, and Sociology.

A core component of our mission is to encourage and facilitate direct exchange between East Asia and the United States. Our majors spend at least a semester in China, Korea, or Japan (alternate destinations are also encouraged), developing a deep understanding of the region and creating lasting ties to it. East Asia is one of the most dynamic and fascinating regions on the planet, and East Asian Studies at Emory offers a gateway to better understanding of its past and present.

For Current and Prospective Emory Undergraduate Students

We partner with language programs in the Departments of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures and Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies to offer language courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan. 

Our faculty come from many departments across the College, and they offer an array of courses in English that varies from semester to semester. Most of these courses have no prerequisites and are open to all. Please consult the Course Atlas for what is available in the current semester.


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 For Emory University Faculty

The East Asian Studies Program brings together faculty from across the university whose research interests are related to East Asia. We can help with promoting and co-sponsoring events such as guest speaker visits and conferences.

We partner with the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies in hosting the interdisciplinary faculty discussion series Emory Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Seminar.

 Please contact the Director for more information.