Anyone who majored or minored in East Asia particularly during the 1970s, 80s and 90s was a risk-taker who was not afraid of the unknown, and was willing to be moved by curiosity and passion, drive and dedication. At a time when the world scarcely realized that East Asia existed, our students recognized its historic significance and its contemporary vitality. They immersed themselves in profoundly different languages and cultures, and in many cases tested their knowledge by living abroad in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. EALC alumni have taken the skills they gained during the studies and deployed them with great success in a wide range of professional pursuits.
Our students have gone on to illustrious scholarly careers in East Asian studies - art history, history, literature, anthropology and language teaching - at research universities and liberal arts colleges both. Our alumni thrive in the worlds of business and law as well. We count among them CEOs, Wall Street financiers, and leading figures in international law. We are proud of our alumni and their accomplishments, and the role of EALC in allowing them to hone the skills that have guaranteed their professional success. We love to hear where you are and what you're doing.
-Gary G. Xu, Head, EALC