Ph.D. On Campus

East Asian Studies

Princeton University

60 months
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Welcome to East Asian Studies. Princeton University’s Ph.D. program in East Asian Studies (EAS) has long been recognized as one of the leading graduate programs of its kind in the Western world. 


We offer a phd degree in East Asian Studies at Princeton University. At present, we offer doctoral (Ph.D.) training in Chinese and Japanese history and literature, Korean cultural studies, anthropology of East Asia, and in the transnational social and cultural study of contemporary East Asia.

Key Features 

  • With its current full-time faculty of 40 professors and language instructors in the EAS department, frequent international visiting professors, and an additional 12 professors specializing on East Asia in the Departments of Art and Archaeology, Comparative Literature, Sociology, Religion, and Politics, Princeton is home to a vibrant community of scholars and students working on East Asia. 
  • All EAS historians have joint appointments in the Department of History, and Professor Erin Huang has a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • State of the Field: Historiography of Chinese Painting
  • Chinese Painting in the Collection of PUAM
  • Antiquarianism in Chinese Art
  • Topics in Non-Western and General Literature
  • Pro-Sem in Chinese & Japanese Studies
  • Early China

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts
  • Fall Semester Grades
  • Required Tests
  • English Language Tests

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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