The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL) offers the MA and PhD in both Chinese and Japanese in the disciplines of literature, linguistics and language pedagogy. Many graduate students present papers or participate in workshops at major conferences each year. Students are encouraged to publish their papers, and several of DEALL's graduate students have won university-wide competitive awards for outstanding scholarly research papers.
The department has been the recipient of an Academic Challenge Grant from the State of Ohio for its innovative and excellent program in Japanese Studies. This grant facilitates Japan-related research activities and provided for the hiring of one Japan specialist in history and another in Japanese literature.
The Department comprises faculty members whose work ranges across several areas of inquiry; three geographical and cultural regions of East Asia (China, Japan and Korea); and various periods of history. The Department is committed to maintaining and enhancing its national and international reputation in research, education and professional service.