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.

FALL 2018 Chinese Placement Exams

Placement exam for freshmen

(9:00 am-12:00 pm, Friday, Aug. 17)

Written Room---DeBartolo Hall 138 

Oral Rooms---DeBartolo Hall 136 & 140 


Placement exam for returning students

(10:00 am -12:30 pm, Monday, Aug. 20)​​

Written Room---DeBartolo Hall 320.

Oral Rooms---DeBartolo Hall 305 & 306.



More details here.


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Congratulations, 2018 Graduates!


Video: Dr. Hockx- Censorship, China, and Literary Communities


Video: Dr. Zhu Discusses His Research

Video:  The professional benefits of learning a language


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