East Asian Studies (EAST)

East Asian Studies (EAST)

Location

Location

  • Department of East Asian Studies
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 425
  • Montreal QC H3A 3R1
  • Telephone: 514-398-3650
  • Email: asian.studies [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/eas

About East Asian Studies

About East Asian Studies

Welcome to East Asian Studies! If you want to understand the challenges our world is facing today–from climate change to population flows–you owe it to yourself to learn about the cultures and histories of Asia. At McGill, you can study the languages and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea with renowned faculty whose research extends across regions and disciplines, from Buddhist art to Japanese Anime, from Korean cinema to Chinese sci-fi. We offer general survey courses on Korea, China, and Japan as well as upper level lectures and seminars on questions of media, gender, religion, archaeology and critical theory.

At EAS, we believe that the first step towards gaining knowledge of the history, literature, philosophy, or film of any culture begins with a deep learning of languages. We offer small, hands-on, intensive language classes led by excellent teachers who are committed to every student's progress as well as to facilitating a vibrant community of collaborative learning. In addition to in-class learning, our Chinese majors in the intermediate level have the opportunity to travel fully funded to Shantou University in Guangdong China for a one month and up to one semester of intensive Chinese courses. We also offer guidance and support for students interested in study abroad programs in other Asian cities.

Our graduate program offers both MA and PhD degrees. Students conduct original research, working closely with faculty supervisors in their area of specialty. Guided by their advisors and the Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate students select from a variety of courses both inside and outside the department to tailor the right training for their progress in their chosen research path.

Whether minoring, majoring, or doing graduate work, a degree in East Asian Studies will prepare you for future leadership roles in a variety of professions. Our graduates have successfully pursued careers in business, academia, law, the arts, and the sciences. Their background in East Asian studies continues to spark life-long interests in comparative investigation of societies, politics and art, fueled by a commitment to understand the world through challenging familiar perspectives. We invite you to join us!

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)

East Asian Studies Faculty

East Asian Studies Faculty

Chair
R. Philip Buckley; Ph.D.(Louvain)
Director, Undergraduate Studies
Michelle Cho
Director, Graduate Program
Yuriko Furuhata
Emeritus Professor
Kenneth Dean; B.A.(Brown), M.A., Ph.D.(Stan.)
Professors
Grace S. Fong; B.A., M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Thomas LaMarre; B.A.(G'town), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.), D.Sc.(Aix-Marseille II)
Robin D.S. Yates; B.A., M.A.(Oxf.), M.A.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (joint appt. with History)
Associate Professors
Gwen Bennett; B.A.(N'Western), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.-LA)
Yuriko Furuhata; B.A.(Int'l. Christian), M.A.(N. Mexico), Ph.D.(Brown)
Jeehee Hong; B.A., M.A.(Yonsei), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Adrienne Hurley; B.A.(Col.), M.A.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Calif.) (on leave)
Assistant Professors
Michelle Cho; B.A.(N'western), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Irvine)
Gal Gvili; B.A., M.A.(Hebrew), Ph.D.(Col.)
Xiao Liu; B.A.(Beijing, Second Foreign), M.A.(Tsinghua), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Gavin Walker; B.A., M.A.(Penn.), Ph.D.(Cornell) (joint appt. with History)
Faculty Lecturers
Jennie Chang, Tomoko Ikeda, Myung Hee Kim, Yasuko Senoo, Miwako Uesaka, Bill Wang
Associate Members
Lara Braitstein (Religious Studies)
Christopher Green (Economics)
Sandra Teresa Hyde (Anthropology)
Erik Kuhonta (Political Science)
John Kurien (Economics)
Catherine Lu (Political Science)
Lorenz Lüthi (History)
Junko Shimoyama (Linguistics)
Sarah Turner (Geography)
Juan Wang (Political Science)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration East Asian Language and Literature (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration East Asian Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration East Asian Language and Literature (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration East Asian Cultural Studies (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration East Asian Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration East Asian Cultural Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Supplementary Minor Concentration East Asian Language (18 credits)

This program may not be expanded to the Major Concentration East Asian Studies. The program offers students who have a background in an East Asian language the opportunity to study this language at the advanced level (300 level and above), including the classical language.

For more information, see Supplementary Minor Concentration East Asian Language (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration East Asian Studies (36 credits)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours East Asian Studies (60 credits)

According to Faculty regulations, Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

For more information, see Honours East Asian Studies (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component East Asian Studies (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component East Asian Studies (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)