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EAS Merging With EALL in Fall 2020

In Fall 2020, the Program in East Asian Studies (EAS) and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) will merge into a new department, East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC). Students will be able to pursue both majors (EAL and EAS) within the new department, and there are no changes to major requirements. We are excited to move forward together!




EAL-EAS Presentation of the Major and Minor: Thursday, October 18, 12:00-1:00pm, Campus Center 205.


Careers in East Asia Workshop, by Kerianne Panos '98, Friday, October 26, 12:15pm, Campus Center 204. Soup, salad and beverages provided.


Democracy and Justice in Postwar Japan, public lecture by Emer O'Dwyer, Oberlin College: Tuesday, October 23, 12:00-12:50pm, Campus Center 205. Lunch provided!


Lecture by Stephen R. Platt (History, UMass Amherst) on Thursday, December 6, 5pm, Seelye 106. Title TBA. Professor Platt will talk about his book, Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age (Knopf, 2018).