Message from the ChairWelcome to the Department of East Asian Studies at UC Irvine!
The department offers four Undergraduate Majors and five Undergraduate Minors in undergraduate study. Building on a strong foundation in language study and a full array of literature and cultural classes, our curriculum offers proficiency in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, supports the acquisition of in-depth knowledge of East Asia, and promotes critical thinking and clear writing in humanistic education.
The department has a strong Ph.D. program. The faculty work closely with graduate students who pursue a range of exciting and cutting edge research projects and are supported by fellowships, TAships, and internal and external grants. We have one of the best graduate placement records in the School of Humanities with 75% of our alumni holding tenured or tenure-track positions at universities in the US and the abroad.