Asian Languages & Literatures

  • ASLN Faculty

    Asian Languages and Literatures

    (L-R) Zheng Wen, Yan Yuan, Lei Yang, Mark Hansell, Mariko Kaga, Noboru Tomonari, Miaki Habuka and Hiroki Kimura
  • Students field trip to see Japanese anime.

    Anime Field Trip

  • Japanese author Kaori Fujino.

    Japanese author Kaori Fujino

    Japanese author Kaori Fujino, winner of the 2006 Bungakukai Prize for New Writers and the 2013 Akutagawa Prize spoke to a Carleton and St. Olaf audience.

Carleton's strong Department of Asian Languages and Literatures supports its broad based Asian Studies Program. Our Chinese and Japanese programs offer not only elementary, intermediate and advanced language courses, but also a variety of content courses in literature, linguistics, and culture taught in English. In both Chinese and Japanese there are three dedicated, full-time faculty members (two native speakers of the target language, the other of English).

Carleton graduates have been employed as translators and interpreters. Others have applied their Chinese and Japanese language training in such diverse areas as law, business, education, the arts, and diplomatic service, and in a wide variety of graduate and professional programs.