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Welcome to the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon. We offer instruction in all levels of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language, as well as courses on the literatures, cultures, and linguistics of East Asia. Faculty and graduate students engage in research on a broad array of texts and forms of cultural production (written, visual, or aural), regions, and historical time periods, from ancient China to the contemporary East Asian world. EALL is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus. For details, please see here.

Alumna Named Winner of Prestigious Research Prize

Shu Yang, EALL PhD 2016 and currently Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University, has won the Young Scholar Award of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), in recognition of her paper “Wrestling with Tradition: Early Chinese Suffragettes and the Modern Remodeling of the Shrew Trope.” The award was announced at the biennial EACS conference, held August 29-September 1, 2018, in Glasgow, Scotland. For more information about the conference and the prize, see here. Congratulations to Shu Yang!

Alumna Professional and Research Success

Lucy Gubbins (’12), a UO alumna who graduated with a minor in Japanese, was recently featured in the fall edition of Oregon Quarterly, the UO alumni magazine. Gubbins, her EALL faculty mentor Kaori Idemaru, and Peipei Wei (PhD ’16), recently published a paper together in the journal Language and Speech. Gubbins currently works in Philadelphia for an e-commerce website. She credits her post-graduation professional success to her “academic research experience as an undergraduate.” Congratulations to Lucy! For the article, see here.

EALL Lecture Series, Winter-Spring 2019: “Rethinking Free Speech in East Asia”

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – 3:30 pm, Knight Library Browsing Room – “Majoritarian Oscillations and Judicial Serendipities: Free Speech in Korea”

Kyung-Sin Park, Korea University Law School


Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 3:00 pm, Knight Library Browsing Room – “Free Speech in Japan: Forms of Speech, Forms of Suppression”

Lawrence Repeta, Meiji University


Thursday, April 18, 2019 – 4:30 pm, Knight Library Browsing Room – “The Rise of a ‘Brave New China'”

Xiao Qiang, University of California, Berkeley