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The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures welcomes students for fall term! Our faculty and staff are here to help with the return to classes and look forward to working with students in virtual classes and office hours. For more information on EALL’s return to campus plan and contact information please see here.

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 period, from ancient China to the contemporary East Asian world.

EALL is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus. For details about our diversity plan and statement against systemic racism, please see here.


Professor Glynne Walley receives Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Study and Sibley Translation Award

Professor Glynne Walley is the recipient of a 2020-21 Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Study. He will be using the award to continue work on his translation of one of the most important literary works in East Asian history: Nansō Satomi hakkenden (Eight Dogs of the Satomi of Southern Fusa; Eight Dogs for short) by Kyokutei Bakin. Serialized in Japan between 1814 and 1842, Eight Dogs is possibly the longest novel in the world; the most recent edition runs to some 6,000 pages in twelve volumes. Eight Dogs was massively popular at the time of its initial publication, it played a crucial


UO student finishing a journey started in Osaka

By Erik Campuzano

Dalyn Van Laanen has “probably old enough to be your dad” jokingly written on his Instagram bio. At 27 years old, Dayln is the oldest person in his Japanese 303 class, but he still achieves success at the University of Oregon. Dalyn is a Japanese major and started learning Japanese seven years ago when he started working in Osaka, Japan.

Dayln moved from Sacramento, California, to Salem, Oregon, during middle school. He eventually graduated from Oregon State University in 2016 equipped with a bachelor’s in marketing and landed a job at Montbell.

Montbell is a Japanese


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