a couple kissing under the moonlightThe Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations offers BAM, MA, Dual MA and PhD graduate degrees with specializations in Chinese or Japanese.

Celebrating a history of over 30 years, we offer small class sizes that allow our graduate students the opportunity to work closely with faculty who are noted scholars in their fields. Faculty research includes various specialized topics in Chinese and Japanese literature and cultural history, from early times to the present day, in fields such as poetry, literary criticism, manuscript studies, religious and intellectual history, as well as fiction, drama and film.