Welcome to the East Asian Studies Programme
These programmes invite you to explore the culture, history, societies, and languages of East Asia (China and Japan). With courses designed to accommodate students ranging from those who have never taken a class in the language before to those hoping to hone their abilities at the highest levels.
East Asian Studies also offers students the opportunity to explore the visual, textual and religious cultures of East Asia through introductory and advanced courses on history and literature, linguistics and translation, among others.
The focus of the undergraduate program is primarily on language, history and literature and the way in which these two civilizations have interacted with the Western world.
By intensive study of the Chinese and/or Japanese cultures, the student is encouraged to reflect on the global interrelatedness of human society.
Recent graduates of the concentration have gone on to employment in international trade and marketing, the diplomatic service and teaching. Other career avenues include the tourist and hospitality industry, international finance and security analysis, media, and government agencies.
East Asia Studies in the News
East Asia Studies Events
Events are a crucial part of the Faculty's lively research culture, and provide opportunities for engagement with our staff, students and the community. We regularly advertise upcoming events in this programme - including events that we are facilitating, and events that our staff and students have the opportunity to actively participate in. We encourage you to check this listing often.
A free film showing once a month with thanks to The Consulate-General of Japan, and The Japan Cultural Centre, Sydney.
Up to $1000 per year for 4 years available for Undergraduate students enrolled in the first year of a Japanese major.
Japanese Drumming group based at The University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Fumiko Nishimura's bilingual musings about stuff.