The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures offers undergraduate degree programs in the languages and literatures of China and Japan, Ph.D. programs in Chinese and Japanese literature, and language courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean from the elementary to advanced level. Our goal is to support the humanistic study of East Asian cultures through their languages and literary traditions, ancient and modern.

This semester, the department offers over fifty courses in Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please see the Courses section of our web site for a complete listing.


April 7, 2014
Interview with Professor Jing Tsu, on April 3, 2014, by Xinhua News Agency (Singapore): “Yale Scholar Jing Tsu: On the Extension and Deepening of China’s Soft Power” ...
March 25, 2014
Join us for a lecture by Jonathan Abel on Friday, April 11, 2014 The New Real: Media, Marketing, and Mimesis Made in Japan Questioning the image of Japan at pivotal...
February 25, 2014
Come, join us and listen to Armin Selbitschka speak on Scribes, Literacy and Identity in Early China on Wednesday, March 5 at 12:00pm in HGS, room 312.