Language Sections

The B. A. in East Asian Languages and Literatures is offered with four areas of concentration: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Korean for Professionals.  The major is designed to provide training in advanced language skills, as well as studies of literature, linguistics, and culture of the selected area.  It aims to foster the broad cross-cultural competence necessary for those intending to pursue careers related to East Asia.  In addition to the B. A. program, there are the Minor programs (except Korean for Professionals), and the Certificate programs.

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Undergraduate Programs: Chinese, Japanese, & KoreanUHM Admissions Financial Aid

If students take equivalent courses in the regular and oral tracks (e.g., JPN 101 and 111),  both grades are recorded in the transcript, but only one set of credits may count toward degree requirements. For students on financial aid or receiving Veterans Affairs benefits, the credit adjustment may affect the amount of aid or benefits received.

For more information, please contact the following faculty for each section:

Mingbao Yue
Moore Hall 201
Phone: (808) 956-7047


Ken K. Ito
Moore Hall 386
Phone: (808) 956-2233


Mary Shin Kim
Moore Hall 392
Phone: (808) 956-2074


Chinese Programs

Japanese Programs

Korean Programs

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All Undergraduate programs offered by EALL are recognized Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) regional undergraduate programs. WUE is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible, upon admission, to enroll at 1.5 x Hawai`i resident tuition rates. Please refer to UH Manoa’s Undergraduate Admissions page for more information.


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East Asian Languages & Literatures

1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8940
Fax: (808) 956-9515
Moore Hall 382
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