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East Asian Studies at IU


Richard Rubinger

Richard Rubinger

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Straddling two disciplines—Japanese language/history and comparative education—Richard Rubinger brings new insights to his teaching and research on Japanese culture. His recently published Popular Literacy in Early Modern Japan traces the development of literacy among Japan’s commoner populations through four centuries, looking especially at the role of village headmen as mediators of literacy and culture.


Degree & Certification Programs

Indiana University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs for the study of East Asia.

Bachelor’s Programs

Undergraduate students can choose between two B.A. majors:

Master’s Programs

The department offers three M.A. programs, as well as two joint/dual degrees in partnership with professional schools.

Joint/Dual Degrees

Doctoral Program

Students in the Ph.D. program train for careers in teaching and research at the college and university level. The department offers a Ph.D. in Chinese or Japanese as well as a Ph.D. minor in Chinese, Japanese, or East Asian Studies.

Secondary Teacher Certification in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Indiana University certifies secondary school teachers in East Asian languages. The certification program is offered through the School of Education and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. For information and advising, please visit the School of Education's licensing and professional development page.


Other departments and schools with East Asian studies faculty: