There are many resources available to Wellesley students offered by the East Asian Literature and Cultures Department such as internships, collections through the libraries, Davis Museum collections and gallery pieces, ongoing events and clubs, and more.


Students interested in pursuing summer internships in Asia are encouraged to apply for a Luce Summer internship during their sophomore or junior year. These internships aim to prepare students for lives and careers in a global economy. Students may intern in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea. Applications are due in December.

The Center for Work and Service (CWS) offers internship stipends to students who have located internships in not-for-profit, for-profit, and government organizations. Applications for all programs are due in March and may be found at the CWS website.

EALC Corridors

Japan Corridor

Students with a common interest in Japan and the Japanese language live together on one corridor in one of the dorms. Japan Women's University exchange students also live on the corridor. Visit the Japan Corridor Conference.

Korean Corridor

Students with a common interest in Korea and the Korean language live together on one corridor in one of the dorms. For current corridor information, please contact Professor Lee in the Korean program.

Language Tables

Japan Table

The Japan Club and the Japanese Program cosponsor the Japan Table. Japan Table is held weekly at lunchtime. Students and faculty interested in Japan meet weekly in one of the dorms. Students get to practice their Japanese in an informal setting with other students and teachers. Cultural lessons are occasionally taught. Please join us, everyone is Welcome!

Korean Table

The KSA and the Korean Program cosponsor the Korean Table. Korean Table is held weekly at lunchtime. Students and faculty interested in Korea meet weekly in one of the dorms, usually Stone-Davis. Students get to practice their Korean in an informal setting with other students and teachers. Cultural issues are occasionally discussed. Please join us! It is open to everyone. Please visit the class conferences for additional, up-to-date activities and information.

Campus Resources

Margaret Clapp Library Chinese Collection

The collections support the study of Chinese language, literature, culture, politics, economics and society. They are especially strong in classical literature, both in Chinese and in translation. These subjects are also supported by English language, secondary works in all areas of the humanities and social sciences. In recent years, more contemporary literature as well as language teaching materials have been collected. A strong reference collection provides additional depth. The Library collects materials in all formats. In addition to print resources, growing number of bibliographic tools (e.g. periodical indexes) are available in electronic form. Some are available in the Clapp reference area; the Library's online catalog serves as a "gateway" to other. The rapidly expanding video collection (nearly 2,000 titles including Chinese feature and documentary films) is available for classroom showings or course reserve. Video materials are shelved in the Clapp Library Reserve Room. The collections that support Chinese and East Asian Studies are located primarily in the Margaret Clapp Library. The Library also collects newspapers, periodicals and journals, which provide direct support for the curriculum.

Anime Club

The Anime Club shows Japanese anime bimonthly.

Japan Club

The Japan Club holds bimonthly meetings. Origami, cooking lessons, outings to Porter Square, and lectures are a few of the ongoing events. Visit the Japan Club Conference.

Japanese Speech Contest

Sponsored by the Boston area colleges and universities. See Professor Maeno for details.

Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Selections from the Chinese collection of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center are on view in the Anthony and Lulu Chow Wang Gallery on the museum's second level.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Green Hall
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Eve Zimmerman
Department Chair

Beth Wills
Administrative Assistant

Tel: 781.283.2188
Fax: 781.283.3608



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