University of Minnesota
Asian Languages & Literature

Asian Languages and Literature.


Students in a classroom

A diverse group of people make up the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL) and the Program in Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media (ALCM). ALL is home to seven professors, nine affiliated faculty from other departments, and more than two dozen language teachers. A wide geographical range—from Japan to Central Asia—and research fields—from the classics to contemporary media—are covered by award-winning and highly accomplished professors. Affiliated members ensure rigorous engagement with different humanistic disciplines for graduate students. Teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Hmong, Japanese, and Korean, all recognized for their high pedagogical skills, produce language savvy students year after year.