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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.

Campus Visit and Workshop On Japanese Linguistics

On November 20 and 21, Dr. Nobuaki Minematsu, Professor of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, came to UO to discuss his research on the nature of intelligible speech and sources of unintelligibility in speech. Dr. Minematsu gave two talks, one for students of Japanese and the other for instructors of Japanese. In his talks, Dr. Minematsu discussed the pitch accent system in Japanese from the perspective of speech engineering and introduced the audience to the Online Japanese Accent Dictionary (OJAD), which he developed for learners of Japanese. Workshop attendees included instructors of


EALL Students Admitted to Phi Betta Kappa – 2018

On May 20, University of Oregon’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Oregon, released the names of undergraduates elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 2018. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honors society in the United States (see here for information about the UO chapter). Among the elected were eight students, listed below, who are completing majors or minors in the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Congratulations to all!

Chloe Duerr (Japanese, major) James Holste (Japanese, minor) Jacqueline Huaman (Japanese, major) Jessica Johnson (Japanese,


Talk: “The Politics of Concern: Global Maoism and Asian Studies in the Long Sixties”

Fabio Lanza, Associate Professor of History, University of Arizona

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 166 Lawrence Hall