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Research access guide to the Japanese collections at the University of Chicago.

Overview

About the University of Chicago:

Founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Center and John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago opened in 1892. The land for the original campus was donated by Marshall Field, owner of the Chicago department store of the same name.

Beginning in the 1990s, the University of Chicago has placed a strong emphasis on foreign language acquisition, as well as cross-cultural education. The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations offers courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language and culture.

The University of Chicago has 6 libraries on campus, housing approximately 11.9 million volumes in print and electronic formats. The East Asian Collection is housed in the Joseph Regenstein Library.

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Institution

Institution: University of Chicago
Founded: 1890
Type: private university
Location: Chicago, IL

Japanese Studies

Undergraduate Studies

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations offers a B.A. in East Asian studies.
  • Study abroad opportunities for undergraduates are offered for one academic year through three different departments.
  • Those interested in applying to the undergraduate programs at the University of Chicago should see their Undergraduate Admissions page.

Graduate Studies

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations offers a M.A. in Japanese Studies.
  • The EALC offers both a M.A. and a Ph.D. in East Asian studies. The department website notes that the M.A. is usually preparatory to doctoral studies at the university.
  • The Center for East Asian Studies offers a M.A. in East Asian studies.
  • Those interested in Japan-related degrees from other departments should consult the individual departments' websites.
  • Those interested in applying to the graduate programs at the University of Chicago should see their Graduate Admissions page.

Other Academic Information

  • The University of Chicago employs more than 25 faculty and academic staff in Japan-related positions.
  • Japan-related courses are taught outside of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in the following fields of study: anthropology, art history, business, divinity, history, law, linguistics, literature, political science, and sociology.

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