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EAS Annual Fall Welcome Reception Oct 01, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room),
Undergraduate Study Hall from Jun 08, 2015 08:30 AM to Jun 11, 2015 05:00 PM
EAS Spring Graduate Reception 2015 Jun 03, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H),
Please join us to celebrate the graduating EAS major and minor students. Greet, Meet, and Stay Connected with the EAS Community! Light luncheon will be provided. EAS Major Students, please feel free to bring guests/family members with you! (please indicate the number of guests)
Dinner with the Interim Director, Professor Beverly Bossler May 12, 2015 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Hometown Chinese Restaurant, 132 E Street, Davis, CA ,
You are cordially invited to have dinner with the Director of the East Asian Studies Department. This is a unique opportunity to meet with the director and discuss topics of importance in an informal and relaxed setting. We hope to see you there! To thank you for joining us, we will provide dinner on behalf of the department!
Civility, Taiwanese Civility, and the Taiwanese Civility Reconstructed by Mainlanders May 06, 2015 from 04:10 PM to 05:30 PM Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H),
Wednesday, May 6 4:10 – 5:30pm Andrews Conference Room 2203 SS&H This talk traces the complicated relationships between Western civility, Taiwanese civility, and the image of Taiwanese civility popular in mainland China. It shows how the mainland vision, which takes preservation of traditional Chinese culture as a defining feature of Taiwanese civility, is contested and resisted by opinion leaders and ordinary people in Taiwan.
Welcome to the East Asian Studies Program

Undergraduate study of East Asia at UC Davis is not concentrated in a single department. The major draws faculty from many disciplines, including anthropology, history, sociology, economics, political science, religion, languages, and literature.

The UC Davis program recognizes that East Asian studies majors often come to the University with little or no background in Asian cultures, and that the career possibilities are exceptionally varied. To meet these two problems, the program offers a background core of basic courses in East Asian history, humanities, social sciences, and languages, plus a wide range of more advanced and specialized courses from which student and advisor tailor an individualized program of study.

Students majoring in other fields, such as literature, economics, history, international relations, even agricultural sciences may find courses in East Asian studies relevant to their particular career goals or academic interests. Also a number of students have undertaken double majors, combining East Asian studies with another area of study. The faculty are as eager to introduce some appreciation of East Asia to future textile engineers, doctors, and agronomists, as they are to train Asian specialists.

Location and Contact

East Asian Studies Program
1277 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis, CA 95616 
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(530) 752-3046 phone
(530) 752-5655 fax