Students can: Major
Degrees Offered: BA, PhD
Johns Hopkins has a long history of influence in East Asia, and its students and faculty have made enduring contributions to the field of East Asian studies. Majors in East Asian studies engage in intensive language study and work with distinguished faculty on such topics as China in the global economy, nationalism in East Asia, Korean identity in Japan, and women in East Asia.
Our students pursue original research projects in East Asia with the support of intersession and summer travel grants, stipends for conference presentations, a senior thesis honors option, and seminars that bring together research scholars, faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in a manner that is distinctly Hopkins. Alumni of the program are making their mark around the world in business and finance, academia, law, international development, medicine and public health, engineering, media, public service, and the arts.
The East Asian Studies Program is a burgeoning center of research and teaching across a wide range of disciplines, including history, history of medicine, political science, political economy, sociology, literature, philosophy and more. A speaker series, film series and weekly language corners foster the intellectual and cultural community of East Asia-centered learning on campus, and study abroad opportunities abound.