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East Asian Studies

The East Asian Studies Program is designed to give students an education in the languages and cultures of East Asia, primarily China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
Students learn about the history and civilization of the whole region with a focus on either China or Japan. For students who wish to study abroad, Denison has approved programs of study in Nanjing, Beijing, Hong Kong, Nagoya and Tokyo. The program is rounded out with a senior research project undertaken by every senior major. Students can also apply for summer internships in China and Japan or summer research jobs on campus.

What can I do with an East Asian Studies Degree?
Areas Employers Strategies
U.S. Government

  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Teaching
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Diplomacy
  • Civil Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Armed Forces
  • Customs
  • Overseas dependents' schools Overseas aid agencies
  • Intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • The Foreign Service
  • Armed forces
  • Library of Congress
  • United Nations
  • Voice of America
  • Learn federal, state and local job application procedures
  • Plan to attend a specialized school that teaches foreign languages
  • Join armed forces as a way to get experience
Arts, Media, Entertainment

  • Advertising
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Publishing/Editing
  • Museums
  • Foreign news agencies
  • Book publishers
  • Hotels, motels, restaurants
  • TV networks/Radio stations
  • Film Companies
  • Learn about the customs and the culture of the country in which your language of study is primarily spoken, possibly by spending time in that country
  • Read international newspapers to keep up with developments overseas
Industry & Commerce

  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Customs
  • Banking
  • Secretarial Services
  • Sales/Customer services
  • Manufacturing
  • Market Research
  • Consulting
  • Imports/Exports
  • Banks, finance-related institutions
  • Import/Export companies
  • Foreign firms operating in the US
  • American firms operating in foreign countries
  • Manufacturers
  • Retail/Department stores
  • Find out what companies do business with the countries in which your language of study is spoken
  • Consult resources such as Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the US, Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, and American register of Exporters and Importers
  • Supplement coursework with business classes