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East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies

The countries of East Asia, especially China and Japan, are important actors in today's global culture and economy. Both societies maintain strong continuity with the past; yet both are also dynamic forces working to shape the future. As a major in East Asian studies, you'll gain an understanding of this fascinating region through interdisciplinary studies that combine intensive work in an East Asian language with courses on the history, politics and culture of East Asian countries.

Real World

East Asian studies majors from UC Davis are well prepared either for careers that involve working with East Asian affairs and people or for graduate studies in aspects of East Asian language, economy and culture. Some career choices of recent graduates include journalism, international business, government service, teaching and social services.

Major Requirements

You may choose to focus on Chinese or Japanese language and culture, although you will be encouraged to study aspects of the culture of each country. You will begin with core courses in East Asian history, humanities, social sciences and languages. After completing these courses and two years or more of your chosen language, you will choose additional courses focusing on a special field of interest such as anthropology or history.

Major Adviser

Name: Anya Gibson
Contact: easugadvisor@ucdavis.edu, 530-752-9241


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