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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.


In the Spotlight

In Spring 2020, Prof. Yoshiko Matsumoto received the Cultivating Humanities grant, part of the Changing Human Experience (CHE) initiative to foster research in the humanities and social sicences that explores our changing world, including our changing bodies, minds, globe, and political structures. Prof. Matsumoto's work focuses on inclusive communities by studying detailed linguistic and narrative analyses of conversations of older adults. Through conversation, Porf. Matsumoto seeks to explore how communities can be inclusive of older adults with diverse conditions, including dementia. To read more about Prof. Matsumoto's research and other CHE research, click here.

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