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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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Periodical cicadas are emerging from the ground up and down the east coast. In China, cicadas are mostly annual and their song has always been part of the summer soundscape. Professor Haiyan Lee recently spoke with NPR reporter Neda Ulaby on cicadas in Chinese folklore, poetry, and military strategy. Click here for the All Things Considered episode and accompanying article. 

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