East Asian Studies

East Asian studies is a distinct multidisciplinary field of scholarly enquiry and education that promotes a broad humanistic understanding of East Asia past and present. The field includes the study of the region's culture, written language, history, and political institutions. East Asian Studies is located within the broader field of Asian studies and is also interdisciplinary in character, incorporating elements of the social sciences (anthropology, economics, sociology, politics etc.) and humanities (literature, history, art, film, music, etc.), among others. The field encourages scholars from diverse disciplines to exchanges ideas on scholarship as it relates to the East Asian experience and the experience of East Asia in the world. In addition, the field encourages scholars to educate others to have a deeper understanding of, and appreciation and respect for, all that is East Asia and, therefore, to promote peaceful human integration worldwide.

At universities throughout North America and the Western World, the study of East Asian Humanities is traditionally housed in EALC (East Asian Languages and Civilizations or Cultures) departments, which run majors in Chinese and Japanese Language and Literature, and sometimes Korean Language and Literature. East Asian Studies programs, on the other hand, are typically interdisciplinary centers that bring together literary scholars, historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, etc. from their various departments and schools to promote instructional programs, conferences, and lecture series of common interest. East Asian Studies centers also often run interdisciplinary undergraduate and master's degree programs in East Asian Studies.

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Stanford University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,987 average out-state tuition; $48,987 average in-state tuition

Georgetown University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $51,720 average out-state tuition; $51,720 average in-state tuition

University of Arizona

Four or more years; Public; $31,067 average out-state tuition; $10,262 average in-state tuition

Harvard University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $44,990 average out-state tuition; $44,990 average in-state tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,989 average out-state tuition; $48,989 average in-state tuition

Princeton University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,140 average out-state tuition; $47,140 average in-state tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Four or more years; Public; $31,681 average out-state tuition; $14,255 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for East Asian Studies Majors

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Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$6,640 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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$6,640

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March 13, 2021
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Hazel Gates Woodruff Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$3,000 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Hazel Gates Woodruff Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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$3,000

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March 13, 2021
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Wollitzer Merit Scholarship for Area or Competitive Studies

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Wollitzer Merit Scholarship for Area or Competitive Studies

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

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$2,500

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,000

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

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Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

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$2,000

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Robert T. and Charlotte F. Otten Scholarship

Calvin College

$1,800 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Robert T. and Charlotte F. Otten Scholarship

Calvin College

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$1,800

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February 01, 2021
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Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$1,500 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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$1,500

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March 13, 2021
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Humanities & Social Sciences Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Arts and Science

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Humanities & Social Sciences Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Arts and Science

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$1,000

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Catherine F. Vuozzo Scholarship

University of Maryland, College Park - College of Arts and Humanities

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Catherine F. Vuozzo Scholarship

University of Maryland, College Park - College of Arts and Humanities

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$1,000

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