Harvard University Graduate Programs in Asian Studies


Harvard University Asia Center
CGIS South Building
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-496-6273
Email: asiactr@fas.harvard.edu

Graduate (MA) Programs:

Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA)

The Masters (AM) program provides basic preparation for specialization in the East Asian field, both for future Ph.D. candidates and for those preparing for non-academic careers. A significant percentage of senior scholars of East Asia in leading universities were trained in this program.

Regional Studies: Russia , Eastern Europe , and Central Asia (REECA)

The REECA Master’s Program provides preparation for specialization in regional studies stretching from Central Asia to Eastern Europe.

East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations offers language instructions in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian, and Manchu, and offers certificates in East Asian Languages. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Inner Asian history; Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature, and East Asian religions and philosophies.


Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan 

East Asia Legal Studies Collection

Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library 

Fairbank Center Collection

Harvard Map Collection

Harvard-Yenching Library

Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnography

The Rübel Asiatic Research Collection

Schlesinger Library 

Widener Library

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