Dedicated to the languages, literatures, linguistics, and cultures of East Asia
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures 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.
In the Spotlight
Researchers have found evidence of ancient beer production from different kinds of crops all over the world.
From our modern point of view, beer might just be a mind-altering beverage. But in fact, it has played a significant part in human life since near the dawn of civilization.
Professor Li Liu was recently featured on the topic in a video titled "The ancient drink serving the world for 13,000 years" produced by the BBC.
"EALC has provided me the space and freedom to take advantage of the ample Stanford resources to pursue my broad interests. The community experience stands out as unique among academic institutions. The BBQs, Knight basement parties, pre-class coffee, and post-class happy hours combine to create a positive environment while one works through classes, exams, and dissertations. Whether inside the Knight Building or over Zoom, EALC’s tightknit community supports students' academic goals and life journeys."
— David Hazard, Chinese PhD 2020