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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.

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- Confucius, Analects, tr. Roger T. Ames and Henry Rosemont, Jr.

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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 a history of beer video, produced by the BBC. Click here to view the video.

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