East Asian Languages and Civilizations


  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Interdisciplinary in nature, the East Asian Languages and Civilizations program focuses on the traditional and modern civilizations of China, Japan, and Korea, and offers language courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Among program resources is the East Asian Collection at UChicago’s Regenstein Library, one of America’s largest and most distinguished collections of books in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Additionally, the Smart Museum of Art houses an important research collection of Chinese and Japanese art. Study abroad is available in Beijing, Kyoto, and Tokyo.

Students attain proficiency in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean and complete relevant courses in art, anthropology, history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and religions.

Students in other fields of study may also complete a minor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


EALC in the College Catalog
Undergraduate Home Page
EALC Opportunities