March 28 2017
Japanese Placement Tests for Winter 2017 have been scheduled. Seats are limited - please register early!
March 27 2017
In our Chinese 101 and 102 this coming Spring and Summer terms, we will be learning daily Chinese conversations in both formal and informal contexts (e.g., greetings, family, dates and time, Chinese food, telephone conversation, shopping, transportation and dating) as well as some of the common Chinese cultural practices (e.g., a field trip to a Chinese restaurant to practice ordering food in Chinese). Come join our Chinese language courses this coming Spring and Summer terms! Click title above for the full story!
March 06 2017
October 25 2016
Please click on the title above for full info on the upcoming Chinese Language screening sessions.
October 24 2016
Please click above to find the sign up form for the 2016 Korean Speech Contest!
The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in Chinese and Japanese language, linguistics, and literature. As the only university department between Toronto and Vancouver devoted solely to the study of East Asia, we provide our students with a valuable opportunity to build a solid foundation for a career involving this exciting and economically vigorous part of the world.
Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of East Asian Studies; one of the most dynamic and exciting departments in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. We offer courses on the languages and cultures of China, Japan and Korea at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses on East Asia have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1961, making our programme one of the oldest in Western Canada. East Asia-related courses at the University of Alberta were originally offered within the Department of History and Classics, but in response to the increasing demand for courses on East Asia an independent Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures was formed in 1981. Renamed the Department of East Asian Studies in 1994 to reflect the expanded range of topics covered in its courses, the department has continued to grow steadily and now boasts record enrolments in its language and culture courses. In the past five years, our Korea courses have experienced an especially dramatic increase in student interest, and we are working hard to meet that demand, in part by adding a new faculty member for the 2016-17 academic year.Read more...