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Why Asian Languages & Literatures?

The Department of Asian Languages & Literatures (ALL) is a dynamic and innovative department committed to the study of the languages and cultural phenomena of East, South, and Southeast Asia. Our teaching is centered on student-produced knowledge, both in language and culture classes, and our research focuses on some of the most complex and difficult literatures and cultures of the world. Moreover, these represent geopolitical regions that will dominate the 21st century.

Our department offers classes in six different language programs, including:

In addition to deep training in language competency, ALL encourages breadth of perspective and rigorous engagement with cultural materials from the classics to popular culture. We prepare the next generation of scholars and global professionals to influence the world with critical theory and innovative approaches.