Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Explore the languages and literatures of China and Japan to develop a deep understanding of the global influence of East Asian cultures.

 

The Japanese alcove of the East Asian Lounge in Lawrence Hall.
The Japanese alcove of the East Asian Lounge in Lawrence Hall.

Colgate’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures combines immersive language learning in small classes and study-abroad experiences with a vigorous English-based examination of East Asian cultures, arts, and scholarship.

Students acquire language proficiencies and critical cultural analysis skills necessary to pursue graduate study or a variety of careers related to East Asia.

The department offers the following major and minor programs:

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Department Contacts

Chair: Yukari Hirata
Administrative assistant: Nicole Catgenova
Office: 111 Lawrence Hall
Phone: 315-228-7546