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Program Director

Katharine Burnett

Katharine P. Burnett
Program Director
160 Everson Hall
Office Hours:
By appointment.  Please email Prof. Burnett.

Lynn Park
Program Coordinator

1277 Social Sciences and Humanities


Student Assistant

Crystal Han


Advising Center

The East Asian Studies, Economics, and History, Undergraduate Advising Center is located in 2216 Social Sciences and Humanities Building. Staff advisors are available to assist you with various student services related to the minor including academic planning, petition review, course selection, career pathway development, and special study progress.
You may contact the EAS staff advisors at (530)752-9241, or undergraduate program supervisor and advisor, Anya Gibson at

  • Appointments: Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:30
  • Drop-ins: Mondays 1:00-4:00, Tuesdays-Fridays 9:00-11:45 and 1:00-4:00

Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today! 

Anya Gibson
Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor

Leanna Friedrich
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Michael Lemus
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Katherine Parpana
Undergraduate Academic Advisor


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