Welcome

Welcome!

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. For a complete listing of our department’s courses, please see Yale University Online Course Information.

For additional information about our language programs, please see the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean home pages.

Information about placement exams can be found here.

Contact information:

East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University
P.O. Box 208201
New Haven, CT 06520-8201

Campus Address:
143 Elm Street

Tel. (203) 432-2860
Fax (203) 432-6729

NOTE: Until August 2020, our department is housed in a building which is not ADA-compliant. Any of our faculty and staff would be delighted to make arrangements with you to meet in an alternate location.