As the public health crisis associated with the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, there have been disturbing reports of an increase in anti-Asian, and particlarly anti-Chinese, hate crimes and harrassment in communities across the United States, including here in New Haven. At this time of heightened individual and societal stress, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures wishes to reiterate its firm rejection of all forms of racism and xenophobia.
Recent statements by the Association for Asian American Studies and the President of the Association for Asian Studies contain useful resources for those directly affected by harassment and those who are concerned about it. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, call 911. The Asian American Cultural Center offers student emotional wellness support services. Students can also contact deans’ designees with any concerns about discrimination and harassment. Staff, faculty, and students can reach out to the Office of Institutional Equity and Access.
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.