East Asian Studies

Asian temple
East Asian Studies (EAS) offers interactive and engaging learning environments for a deeper understanding of the languages, cultures, and societies of China, Japan, Korea, and the region as a whole. 

Students in any degree program can add an East Asian Studies minor to their university experience. Students not registered in degree studies may pursue the Diploma in East Asian Studies. Our language courses offer a variety of options for non-native speakers interested in learning a new language, whether it be for personal, professional, or academic purposes. Students can receive a diploma or certificate in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese


East Asian Studies has a partnership with the following groups:

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute (CI) at Renison University College is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the Chinese language, culture, studies and business. CI builds on the established East Asian Studies program at Renison, and because of this connection the Confucius Institute is housed in the East Asian Studies Centre.

King Sejong Institute

In 2014, the King Sejong Institute (KSI) joined Renison to offer non-credit Korean courses. Founded in 2005, KSI provides helpful resources to Korean learners and teachers of Korean alike. With over 100 institutes worldwide, KSI is a powerful and positive force for learning Korean language and culture.