The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is IU's central department for study of all aspects of East Asian language, civilization, and society. Home to 31 faculty members, the department is large enough to encompass the diversity of East Asian cultures, from contemporary politics to ancient philosophy, yet small enough to provide a close, collegial environment for teaching and research.
We offer Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, and Korean from beginning to advanced levels, and a full range of courses on East Asian literature, history, politics, religion, and culture. Our undergraduate degree programs build the foundation for careers in teaching and research, international business and law, the foreign service, and cultural institutions.
Our partner centers and programs offer additional support for research, advanced study, and outreach concerning East Asia.