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.

East Asian Languages and Cultures Fall 2015 Placement Exam Schedule 

Chinese, Japanese and Korean language placement exams will take place:

Friday, August 21 for first year students 

Monday, August 24 for returning students  

See details here for Chinese, Japanese, Korean.



Video: Dr. Zhu Discusses His Research


New Courses Offered in FALL 2015

Four new language courses to be offered!


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