This is a huge department. Note the name is different - no longer Languages and Literatures, but Languages and Civilizations.
As always, I look at the courses on offer first (against, excluding cross-listings):
|East Asian Studies||18|
|East Asian Buddhist Studies||6|
|East Asian Film and Media Studies||9|
|China: Language Courses||25|
|China: History Courses||17|
|China: Literature Courses||15|
|Japan: Language Courses||15|
|Japan: History Courses||10|
|Japan: Literature Courses||11|
|Korea: Language Courses||13|
|Korea: History Courses||13|
|Korea: Literature Courses||4|
|Manchu: Language Courses||6|
|Mongolian: Language Courses||5|
|Tibetan and Himalayan Studies||0 (all cross-listed)|
|Uyghur: Language Courses||5|
|Vietnam: Language Courses||8|
|Vietnam: History Courses||1|
1. Beyond Languages and Literatures (plenty here), there are also History focus, and also Buddhist studies (religion), and Film and Media studies.
2. In the Ph.D. programs, the language requirements are:
|Literary Chinese||2nd yr||1st/2nd yr||1st/2nd yr||combined|
|Modern Chinese||4th yr||3 yrs|
|Classical Japanese||1st yr|
|Modern Japanese||3rd yr||4th yr||3rd yr|
|Modern Korean||3rd yr|
|Literary Tibetan||3rd yr|
|Modern Tibetan||1st yr|
3. "A rough division of emphasis places Chinese and Japanese history after 1800 in the History Department and most courses in earlier periods in East Asian Languages and Civilizations."
4. Authors/Works appearing in course titles: Three Kingdoms, "The Greatest Chinese Novel" (=The Story of the Stone), The Tale of Genji. There are many courses covering Area-Periods (e.g. Tang China); I think because the need to cover such a broad tradition, it is hard for specific works to become the focus of a course.
5. "The departments in which the study of East Asia is pursued include Anthropology, East Asian Languages and
Civilizations, Economics, History of Art and Architecture, Government, History, Linguistics, Music, and Sociology."
6. We already noted East Asian Buddhism as a field of study - for Christianity, clearly there is a Divinity School for that, would be interesting to see where are how Islam is treated in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences' departmental structure.