The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC) at The University of Chicago is at the forefront of innovative humanistic approaches to the study of China, Japan, and Korea, past and present. Faculty specializations range from ancient paleography to contemporary cinema but interdisciplinary and interregional paths of inquiry are strongly encouraged.
We offer an undergraduate major and a graduate Ph.D. program. Our language program offers first through fourth years of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, as well as intensive summer courses for the first two years of these languages. In addition, the department also offers classical Chinese, kindai bungo, and scholarly Japanese.