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Dedicated to the languages, literatures, linguistics, and cultures of East Asia

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford prepares students for B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Chinese and Japanese, and has a thriving program in Korean language and literature. It also offers an undergraduate and a Ph.D. minor in Chinese or Japanese language and literature.

Don’t worry about not being acknowledged by others; worry about failing to acknowledge them.
- Confucius, Analects, tr. Roger T. Ames and Henry Rosemont, Jr.

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We are reformulating the major in East Asian Studies.  Starting in fall, 2016, it will have subfields in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and East Asian Studies (interdisciplinary).  Current students will be grandfathered in, fulfilling the requirements of the year they entered the major.