Students standing on the Great Wall of China

19th century chinese manuscript

dragon on chinese temple




Studying at Nanzan University





Korean palace


Seokguram Grotto

Students at Korean Alphabet Day


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures provides language instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and also offers innovative courses in English on culture, business, literature, history, philosophy, religion, film, gender studies, political science, and anthropology.

2015 US Midwest Chinese Bridge Speech Contest, April 18, 2015

The University of Notre Dame will host the US Midwest Regional 14th Annual "Chinese Bridge" International Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students. Additional information will be forth coming.

New International Economics Major

The College of Arts and Letters will be offering a new major in International Economics. This is an exciting opportunity for students studying Japanese and Chinese.  Learn more about the International Economics Major. All students welcome! Japan awaits you, right on campus!

Video: Dr. Zhu Discusses His Research


New Courses Offered in Spring 2015

Four New Elementary and Business Chinese and Japanese Language Courses to be offered!

  • Elementary Chinese I (3 credits)
    EALC 10001
  • Elementary Japanese I (3 credits)
    EALJ 10001
  • Business Chinese II (1 credit)
  • Business Japanese I (1 credit)


Video: Meet Japanese Major Matthew Donley

“People have this idea that Japanese is really hard, that it is difficult to speak, because it’s an entirely different grammatical structure,” says Matthew Donley, a senior Japanese and psychology major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. “But it’s not as hard as you think.”  See video