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In order to reduce the risk of exposure to students, staff, and faculty, and in response to the emergent COVID-19 situation, the EALL office will be closed beginning 3/30/2020 for the coming weeks. Updates about university closures can be found here

During this period, the office will also provide service remotely during normal business hours of M-F 8:30-4:30. Email and phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the business day.

Please use the following contact information for specific questions.

  • For questions about Spring 2020 courses, please contact your instructor

  • For University mental health support resources, please visit the Counseling Center website or call the health center crisis hot line 541-346-3227.

  • For undergraduate-related inquiries, please email Maram Epstein

  • For graduate-related inquiries, please email Alison Groppe

  • For budget, accounting/payroll, personnel and general operation inquiries, please email Lisa Ross

  • For scheduling-related and general program questions please email Leah Foy


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.

A message from EALL’s department head

Hello East Asian Studies students! I am the head of the East Asian Languages & Literatures department. Given the many disruptions caused by COVID-19, we understand the sense of uncertainty many feel in our academic and personal lives. One thing that will not be disrupted, however, is our faculty’s commitment to student learning and well-being. While we move to online learning for the spring term, please rest assured that all EALL faculty are working hard to ensure a transition that is as seamless as possible. No doubt many of you have already heard from your spring term instructors. If


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

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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