Department Description: The department offers a number of courses on Japanese and Chinese literature for which no knowledge of a foreign language is required. Courses on the Chinese and Japanese languages will satisfy the language requirements for students majoring in East Asian Studies but are by no means restricted to such students.

Study Abroad
•    Japan. Wesleyan is a member institution of the Associated Kyoto Program.
•    China. Wesleyan is a consortial partner in the Wesleyan/Duke/Washington University Study in China Program, the Associated Colleges in China (ACC) headquartered in Hamilton College, and Princeton Beijing. Programs in the following Asian countries have also been approved for Wesleyan students: India, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, Thailand, and Tibet.

Sample Courses:  Elementary Chinese; Elementary Japanese; Elementary Korean; Japanese Women Writers: Modern and Contemporary Periods; Japanese Horror Fiction and Film; Memory and Identity in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film

Number of Professors: 9

Asian Languages and Literatures Building
Title: Student Spotlight
Asian Languages and Literatures Building

Amy Lum

East Asian Studies Major, Class of '10


Thesis Topic: Examination of the benefits of the National Higher Education Examination in China on Chinese High School students.