Department Chair: William Moebius

Asian Languages and Literatures became part of the established curriculum at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1969 with the founding of degree progams in Chinese and Japanese by the late Professor William E. Naff. After more than three decades of growth we still take very seriously our founding mission--to share knowledge and understanding of the rich cultures of Asia with the students of this land-grant university as an essential part of their preparation to participate in a global society.


Browse the Asian Languages and Literatures Collections:

Asian Language & Literature Occasional Papers

Asian Languages and Literatures Department Faculty Publication Series

Chinese Masters Theses Collection

Japanese Masters Theses Collection