Wesleyan's College of East Asian Studies

The College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) is the home of East Asian studies at Wesleyan University. The College was established in July 2014 through the merger of three academic units: the Asian Languages and Literatures Department, the East Asian Studies Program, and the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies. 

Our goal is to cultivate students with a deep and broad knowledge about East Asia and promote an understanding of East Asia on the Wesleyan campus, within the Middletown community and beyond. We offer language training in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean as well as a broad range of interdisciplinary courses that are grouped in five concentrations. For more information about our academic offerings please visit our Major/Minor information page; specific information about our language activities can be found here.

We also offer regular programming about East Asia for the Wesleyan community, including regular and special lectures and events and gallery exhibits and talks. We encourage you to visit our events page to sign up for our email list, calendar, and to find out more about the events.

The main office of the CEAS is in the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, located at 343 Washington Terrace. The Center also houses our gallery, Japanese garden, tatami tea room, our collections, as well as classrooms and faculty offices.

More information on the history of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan can be found under the History link to the left.

For further informnation, please contact us, visit us on Facebook, or stop by.