The nations of East Asia are emerging as the economic powers of the twenty-first century. In response to the growing influence of this region, Lawrence created the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures in 1989. Students have the opportunity to explore the rich history and cultural legacy of East Asia, to study the Chinese and Japanese languages in depth, and to spend part or all of an academic year in China, Hong Kong or Japan.

  • Chinese Program
    The Chinese program offers a major or minor in the Chinese language
  • Japanese Program
    The Japanese program offers a minor in the Japanese Language