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Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

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We’re passionate about the languages, literatures, and cultures of China and Japan. Join us in our exploration and discover more about the Eastern world.

About East Asian Languages and Literatures

The department offers majors and minors in both Chinese and Japanese.

When learning Chinese or Japanese, you will also learn a great deal about the people and the culture the language represents.

If you continue through the four-year sequences of classroom language training and study-abroad experiences, you will acquire the proficiency you need to pursue graduate study or a variety of careers related to East Asia.

We also teach cultural courses in English, including courses on literature and film, the Japanese Village, the Chinese City, and Chinese Popular Culture. Qualified students may arrange independent study beyond the courses offered.

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

Learn more about the incredible opportunities Colgate offers for students to learn by immersion via off-campus study in locations such as China and Japan.

Success after Colgate

Alumni who majored in the department are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors:

Department Contacts

Chair: Jing Wang
Administrative Assistant: Nicole Schmidt
Office: 219A Lawrence Hall
Phone: 315-228-7546
Fax: 315-228-7176