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 email@example.com.