Graduate Program

Welcome to the graduate program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. The program offers the Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC) in the principal fields of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature; Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Inner Asian history (including Tibet); East Asian Buddhism; and East Asian Arts, Film and Cultural Studies.  In addition, the program also offers the PhD in History and East Asian Languages (HEAL) in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Inner Asian history. Additional information on the HEAL PhD program is available here.

Instruction in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese history is also offered in the Department of History. A rough division of emphasis places Chinese and Japanese history after ca. 1850 in the History Department and most teaching in earlier periods in EALC.  Courses in Korean and Inner Asian history are offered only in EALC, but many are cross-listed in History.

Faculty holding joint appointments with other departments include specialists in Buddhist studies, Japanese history, the History of Science, and Tibetan studies.

The Department of EALC does not offer a master’s program. Those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in the study of East Asia should consult the Committee on Regional Studies – East Asia.

More detailed information about the graduate program can be found in the Graduate Program Handbook which can be accessed by clicking on the "Handbook" link above.