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.


March 21, 2013
The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department is proud to unveil their new website.  Please get to know the new site and explore some of the new features we have, such...
March 14, 2013
The Chinese language program is looking for Teaching Fellows for Fall 2013.  If you are interested in a position, please contact the Chinese Language Program Coordinator,...
January 1, 2013
The Spring 2013 courses for the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department are now available online.  You can find our course listings on the Yale Online Course Listings...