The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL) in the College of Arts and Humanities at The Ohio State University is one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States. It offers undergraduate degrees in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language and literature. The graduate program offers the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with concentration in Chinese or Japanese in the areas of literature, linguistics, or language pedagogy, as well as Advanced Chinese language and culture through the Chinese Flagship Program. DEALL's language programs country in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan offer one of the most extensive and diverse curricula in the country. They include innovative programs such as the Individualized Instruction track, the intensive track, offered throughout the regular academic year, as well as the summer intensive track. DEALL also offers an impressive array of specialized courses in the summer including intensive workshops designed to instruct teachers of Chinese and Japanese in the art of language teaching. DEALL faculty also offer numerous courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in the literature, film, media, linguistics, and culture of China, Japan, and Korea.
The Department has been the recipient of an Academic Challenge Grant from the State of Ohio for its innovative and excellent program in Japanese Studies. This grant facilitates Japan related research activities throughout the College of Humanities and provided for the recent hiring of one Japan specialist in history and another in Japanese literature.