The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UW-Madison is student-centered and driven by research that is integrated into the classroom. With thematic foci in Asian languages, linguistics and literature, Asian cultural studies, religions of Asia, and critical issues in contemporary Asia, we aim to teach students how to recognize and critically analyze the realities of past and present “Asia” as a region that is crucial to the global flows of people, materials, and ideas through its own rich complexity with deep interconnection across multiple domains.
Our department offers graduate programs in:
Asian Languages and Cultures, M.A. and Ph.D.
Chinese, M.A. and Ph.D.
Japanese, M.A. and Ph.D.
ALC is the tenure home of twenty Faculty, whose research spans East, South and Southeast Asia and academic interests are cross-disciplinary.
Language Lecturers are also an integral part of our department, teaching more than fourteen languages from East, South, and Southeast Asia.
The department offers annual Student Travel Support scholarships to graduate students.
We welcome applicants to contact and meet our faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Students are encouraged to reach out to faculty members that match their academic and research interests. All other general questions can be directed to Dr. Tiange Wang, Graduate Program Coordinator.