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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.


EALL Ranks Top 5 Nationally

According to a recent survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is among the most robust programs in the United States for studying the language and culture of East Asia. Based on number of majors, the Chinese and Japanese programs both rank fourth, and EALL as a whole ranks fifth among departments of East Asian languages, literatures, and linguistics. Congratulations to everybody in the department and thank you to our fantastic community of students and faculty!

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.

Come join us at the EALL Meet & Greet – 10/25/19, 3-5 pm

EALL Meet & Greet event

Friday, October 25, 2019, 3-5 pm

176 Education

Come enjoy some snacks and refreshments with the faculty of East Asian Languages and Literatures as well as fellow students who are studying or interested in studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean languages, literatures, cultures, and linguistics.

Learn about:

– Majors in Chinese or Japanese; Minors in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean

– Chinese Flagship program; Japanese Global Scholars Program

– EALL courses that satisfy General Education Requirements

– Undergraduate research programs

– Internship and Study Abroad

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