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Our Mission

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature has enjoyed an international reputation for its teaching and research in the languages, literatures, and cultures of Asia. Our mission is to examine and investigate, discover and identify, and share our findings and perspectives with the larger community.

Your Support Matters

Your support will make a huge difference in the life of the department, as it is essential to sustain departmental activities, colloquia, symposia, workshops, and faculty research travels. With your support, we will continue to carry out important activities within the University and the community at large in the decades to come.

Friends of Asian Languages Fund

This discretionary fund provides immediate financial support with maximum flexibility to address the most pressing needs of the department. In addition to supporting the department’s five programs in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian languages, your donation will also support talks, symposia, colloquia, and other teaching and research activities that serve the university, local, and international communities.

Contact Us

 If you are interested in making a targeted donation, please contact Chair Paul Atkins, at or via the main office phone number, 206-543-4996 .