Students standing on the Great Wall of China

19th century chinese manuscript

dragon on chinese temple




Studying at Nanzan University







Students enjoying a meal in Korea


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 OKONOMI-YAKI Party 

Okonomi-yaki Party

Sunday, November 2
3:00-4:30 p.m. at Geddes Hall

Come experience an Introduction to Japanese language and culture! There will be origami and kendama games!

Celebrate Asia 

Sunday, November 9
2:00-4:00 p.m. at La Fortune Student Center Ballroom 

The 4th annual event celebrating the cultures of China, Japan and Korea.

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.

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