About East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies (EAS) offers interactive and an engaging learning environment for a deeper understanding of the languages, cultures, and societies of China, Japan, Korea, and the region as a whole. Our courses are open to all University of Waterloo students. Students can add a minor in East Asian Studies to their university experience. Students not registered in degree studies may pursue the Diploma in East Asian Studies.

EAS also houses our East Asia language courses. We 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 language diploma in ChineseKorean, or Japanese.