Research at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Our expertise in the languages and cultures of East Asia will open the doors to one of the most economically vibrant and culturally exciting regions of the world.

China, Japan and Korea have all seen rapid economic and social development over the past 70 years, while their TV shows and film, food, fashion and computer games, Manga and anime, Chinese web novels, K- and J-pop, have become an important part of global popular culture.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures covers, through teaching and research, the language-based study of the histories and cultures of China and Inner Asia, Japan, and Korea.

Our academics have engaged in a wide variety of research, including: