The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is a relatively new department with a long history. Formally established in 2005 when the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies divided along geographic lines, the Department dates back to the 19th century when PENN was one of the first universities to offer courses in the languages and civilizations of what was then referred to as “the Orient.” That is why the Department was called Oriental Studies until it became Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in 1992.
EALC is a department of interdisciplinary scholars who focus on the humanistic tradition of East Asia, covering both the classical and modern civilizations of China, Japan and Korea. We teach and research the disciplines of history, literary history, linguistics, art history, performance and gender studies, philosophy, religion and ethics. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in both Chinese and Japanese Studies and is building a parallel program for Korean Studies.
Language is an important part of our program. In addition to Chinese, Japanese and Korean, offered from introductory through advanced levels, we also offer Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Thai on a regular basis.
Submissions from 2017
Submissions from 2016
Takeshi Kaikō – 開高健（1930−1989), Cecilia S. Seigle Ph.D.
徳川将軍と贈物, Cecilia S. Seigle
Submissions from 2015
The Administrative Origins of Mongolia’s ‘Tribal’ Vocabulary, Christopher P. Atwood
The First Mongol Contacts with the Tibetans, Christopher P. Atwood
The Qai, the Khongai, and the Names of the Xiōngnú, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 2014
Review of Xin Luo and Roger Covey, Chinese Scholars on Inner Asia, Christopher P. Atwood
30年前のブログ, Cecilia S. Seigle Ph.D.
Submissions from 2013
Mongols, Arabs, Kurds, and Franks: Rashīd al-Dīn’s Comparative Ethnography of Tribal Society, Christopher P. Atwood
Paul Pelliot and Mongolian Studies, Christopher P. Atwood
Some Early Inner Asian Terms Related to the Imperial Family and the Comitatus, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 2012
Huns and Xiōngnú: New Thoughts on an Old Problem, Christopher P. Atwood
Six Pre-Chinggisid Genealogies in the Mongol Empire, Christopher P. Atwood
Gift Exchanges in Edo Castle, Cecilia S. Seigle Ph.D.
Some Observations on the Weddings of Tokugawa Shogun’s Daughters – Part 1, Cecilia S. Seigle Ph.D.
Some Observations on the Weddings of Tokugawa Shogun’s Daughters – Part 2, Cecilia S. Seigle Ph.D.
Submissions from 2011
Is There Such a Thing as Central/Inner (Eur)Asia and Is Mongolia a Part of It?, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 2010
Review of Volker Rybatzki, Alessandra Pozzi, Peter W. Geier and John R. Krueger, The Early Mongols: Language, Culture and History. Studies in Honor of Igor de Rachewiltz on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday, Christopher P. Atwood
The Notion of Tribe in Medieval China: Ouyang Xiu and the Shatuo Dynastic Myth, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 2007
Response to Shigemi Inaga’s Commentary, Ayako Kano
Submissions from 2006
Submissions from 2005
State Service, Lineage, and Locality in Hulun Buir, Christopher P. Atwood
The Art and Architecture of Mongolia, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 2003
Submissions from 2002
Review of Thomas T. Allsen, Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasia, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 2001
Submissions from 1999
Review of Jonathan N. Lipman, Familiar Strangers: A History of Muslims in Northwest China, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 1998
Submissions from 1997
Review of Arthur Waldron, From War to Nationalism: China’s Turning Point, 1924-1925, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 1996
Buddhism and Popular Ritual in Mongolian Religion: A Reexamination of the Fire Cult, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 1995
Review of Douglas R. Reynolds, China, 1898-1912: The Xinzheng Revolution and Japan, Christopher P. Atwood
Review of Edward A. McCord, The Power of the Gun: The Emergence of Modern Chinese Warlordism, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 1994
A.I. Oshirov (c. 1901-1931): A Buriat Agent in Inner Mongolia, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 1993
The Marvellous Lama in Mongolia: The Phenomenology of a Cultural Borrowing, Christopher P. Atwood
Submissions from 1992
National Party and Local Politics in Ordos, Inner Mongolia (1926-1935), Christopher P. Atwood