The East Asian Studies program consists of faculty members with Asian specializations drawn from various departments, including Anthropology; Art History and Archaeology; East Asian Languages and Cultures; Film and Media Studies; History; and International and Area Studies. The program offers the AM in East Asian Studies, a broad-ranging study of East Asia across regional, historical, and disciplinary boundaries. Students may pursue language study in Chinese, Japanese or Korean. 

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Email:eas@wustl.edu
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Master of Arts in East Asian Studies

The Master of Arts in East Asian Studies, which requires 30 units of graduate study, offers advanced interdisciplinary courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies in areas that include literature, history, anthropology, and art history. Students are required to take the core seminar, normally in their first semester, and at least two substantial writing seminars. Students must achieve at least third-year proficiency in one Asian language, with no more than 12 units of language applying to the degree. For the exit requirement, a student may choose to write a master's thesis or master's essay, or take the exit exam. The degree can be completed in three or four semesters; with the thesis option, the degree requires four semesters.

Joint Law and East Asian Studies Program

The Joint Law and East Asian Studies program, leading to the Juris Doctor and Master of Arts degrees, combines the regular curriculum of the School of Law and special strengths in international legal studies with the broad offerings of the interdisciplinary East Asian Studies program. The joint program offers an integrated curriculum with courses that may be applied toward both degrees. Nine units are cross-counted between the degrees; the program can be completed in seven semesters. Applicants must apply to and be accepted by both programs.

Joint Business and East Asian Studies Program

The Joint Business and East Asian Studies program, leading to an MBA from the Olin Business School and an AM in East Asian Studies, offers the opportunity to develop an expertise in business practice within an East Asian context. Six units are cross-counted between the degrees; the program can be completed in six semesters. Applicants must apply to and be accepted by both programs.

Director

Lori Watt
Associate Professor
PhD, Columbia University
History; International and Area Studies

Endowed Professor

Robert E. Hegel
Lieselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature
PhD, Columbia University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Professors

Rebecca Copeland
PhD, Columbia University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Beata Grant
PhD, Stanford University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Marvin H. Marcus
PhD, University of Michigan
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Associate Professors

Lingchei Letty Chen
PhD, Columbia University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Ji-Eun Lee
PhD, Harvard University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Zhao Ma
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Steven B. Miles
PhD, University of Washington
History

Jamie Newhard
PhD, Columbia University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Professors

Kristina Kleutghen
David W. Mesker Career Development Professor of Art History
PhD, Harvard University
Art History

Diane Lewis
PhD, University of Chicago
Film and Media Studies

Priscilla Song
PhD, Harvard University
Anthropology

Professor of the Practice

Virginia S. Marcus
MA, University of Michigan, New York University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Teaching Professor

Mijeong Mimi Kim
EdD, University of San Francisco
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Senior Lecturers

Shino Hayashi
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Xia Liang
MA, Beijing Normal University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Judy Zhijun Mu
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Wei Wang
MA, University of Minnesota, Beijing Language and Culture University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Fengtao Wu
MA, University of Indiana Bloomington
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Lecturers

Wenhui Chen
MA, Taiwan Normal University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Linling Gao-Miles
PhD, Nagoya University
International and Area Studies

Insung Ko
PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Ke Nie
MA, Capital Normal University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Zihan Qin
MA, University of Iowa
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Jingyi Wang
MA, Capital Normal University
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Kanako Yao
MA, Ohio State University
East Asian Languages and Cultures