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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.

Professor Habberstad Awarded Luce/ACLS Fellowship

EALL Assistant Professor Luke Habberstad has been selected for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship. Luke will be conducting research and writing in China for his next book, tentatively entitled “Water Control and Political Culture in Early Imperial China.” The book will examine both the role of water control in establishing the early Chinese empires and the representation of hydraulic engineering in early texts. Luke’s research will explore how hydraulic engineering emerged as a field of knowledge after imperial unification, emphasizing in


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