The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at IU offers a range of options for students wishing to study at the graduate level. Our graduate programs-the MA in East Asian Studies, the MA and PhD in Chinese or Japanese, and the MA in Language Pedagogy-all build on intensive study of East Asian languages, but are broadly conceived so as to accommodate a variety of interests, from ancient Chinese philosophy to modern Japanese politics. We also offer joint-degree programs with the Kelley School of Business and with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Language training may be at the core of our programs, but the department's diverse faculty offers students ample opportunity to put that training to use in a number of fields. Our faculty is truly interdisciplinary. The department itself is home to historians and political scientists, as well as specialists in language and literature. Faculty affiliated with the department extend the range of our expertise to numerous areas, including religious studies, comparative literature, folklore, media studies, anthropology, and art history.