To ensure the well-being of faculty, students, and staff, the University of Pennsylvania will be operating remotely until further notice. If you need to reach us, please send an email. You may also call the Department and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as we can. Please stay well and healthy.

We regret to announce that the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania will not accept applications for the PhD program
during the 2020-21 admissions cycle. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Arts of Sciences made the difficult decision to focus resources on supporting current students and ensuring that we are in a position to fully support future cohorts of Penn graduate students.  Therefore, we will pause bringing new students into the program for one year, with the expectation of welcoming a new cohort of doctoral students in the fall of 2022. Admissions to the MA program will continue during the 2020-21 admissions cycle as in previous years. If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Coordinator Alexandra Zeiger at zeigera@sas.upenn.edu.

For Majors and Minors concerned about Study Abroad, please consult the following resources: 


Preparing students for careers in academia and industry in East Asia for over 150 years


“Urban Life in Ichijôdani, Japan, a Late Medieval Provincial City”

CEAS Humanities Colloquium
Morgan Pitelka, Chair, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Professor, Asian Studies and History, UNC-Chapel Hill
- | Online, via BlueJeans. Contact ceas@sas.upenn.edu for access codes.

The city of Ichijôdani served as the capital of Echizen Province for approximately one century during Japan’s late medieval period. It was a vibrant and successful urban center built around the residential complex of…

"Making and Remaking Silla Origins"

Professor Richard McBride, BYU