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East Asian Languages and Cultures

Taper Hall of Humanities 356
(213) 740-3707
FAX: (213) 740-9295

Chair: Dominic Cheung, Ph.D.


Professors: Dominic C.N. Cheung, Ph.D.; Nam-Kil Kim, Ph.D.; Yen-hui Audrey Li, Ph.D.; Akira Mizuta Lippit, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature); Andrew Simpson, Ph.D. (Linguistics)

Associate Professors: David Bialock, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature); Bettine Birge, Ph.D.; George A. Hayden, Ph.D.; Hajime Hoji, Ph.D. (Linguistics)

Assistant Professors: Sonya Lee, Ph.D. (Art History); Anne Kirstin McKnight, Ph.D.; Lori Meeks, Ph.D. (Religion); Sunyoung Park, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor: Henry H.Y. Tiee, Ph.D.

Associated Faculty: Robert F. Campany, Ph.D. (Religion); Joan Piggott, Ph.D. (History)

East Asian Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs in Chinese, Japanese and Korean studies, and a progressive degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures. The department fosters original approaches in East Asian studies. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary and innovative research, the program provides students with systematic training in East Asian languages, literatures and cultures.

The faculty is committed to intra-regional and interdisciplinary studies of East Asia, which includes critical interaction among the cultures of China, Japan and Korea, as well as integration of modern and pre-modern studies. The department engages the arts, languages, linguistics, literatures, histories, media, religions, visual and material cultures of East Asia.