Students standing on the Great Wall of China

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Studying at Nanzan University

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Korean palace

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Seokguram Grotto

Students at Korean Alphabet Day

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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.

Japanese Culture Night

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the East Asian Languages and Cultures Japanese Program will be hosting Japanese Culture Night on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 7-9pm in LaFortune Ballroom. Japanese Culture Night is an opportunity for students to have hands-on interaction with multiple facets of Japanese culture and language. 

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!

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)
    EALC41412
  • Business Japanese I (1 credit)
    EALJ41411

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