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Professor Li engages in friendly discussion with his students. Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

East Asian Studies

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The East Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the region that includes China, Japan, and Korea. The program provides training and practice in East Asian languages and introduces students to the societies, cultures, and histories of the region through courses in anthropology, art history, cinema, economics, history, literature, politics and religion.

Program Director

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Professor of Chinese and Cinema Studies
Department Affiliation

Amy Redden

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8313

Why Study East Asian Studies at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Digital Collection
Study Away Programs

Upcoming East Asian Studies Events

Sample Courses

  • EAST 109 - Topics in Chinese Film: Introduction to Modern Chinese Cinema 4 credits
  • EAST 276 - Modern Korean History 4 credits
  • EAST 383 - The Japanese Spatial Imagination: Architecture, Design and Planning for the Future 4 credits
  • CHIN 456 - Development of the Chinese Language 2 credits

East Asian Studies Faculty

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“Teaching as an East Asianist and Comparatist, I follow Horace, ‘to instruct and delight,’ and Confucius, ‘to analyze and practice what we have just learned.’”

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman, Professor of Chinese and Cinema Studies
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East Asian Studies News

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Japanese Language and Lacrosse

July 20, 2018
A love of Japanese culture and language led Kinori Rosnow ’17 to live, work, and play lacrosse in Japan.