The East Asian Studies (EAS) Program challenges the student to understand China and Japan through the rigors of language study and the analytical tools of various academic disciplines. This process demands both broad exposure to different subjects and a focused perspective on a particular feature of the East Asian landscape. Japan and China are related yet distinctive civilizations. Each has its own traditions and patterns of development. These traditions have played an important role in the development of culture around the globe and remain formative influences today. Students interested in East Asian Studies will be guided by the expectations for liberal learning at Wesleyan and by the program's inter-disciplinary approach.