Welcome Message from the Director of Undergraduate Studies

As the current Director of Undergraduate Studies, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our undergraduate program website.

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures offers majors in the languages and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, as well as a general major in Asian Humanities and a major in Asian Religions. It is home to more than forty faculty and lecturers who teach an exciting variety of classes on the languages, literatures, religions, histories, and linguistics of China, Japan, and Korea, as well as South and Southeast Asia.

Our students come from many different countries and diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, and upon graduation go on to pursue a wide variety of occupations not only in the United States but also all over the world. We’re very proud of our students and like to keep in touch with them.

Curious about our programs and classes? Please click on the links to the right and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Torquil Duthie

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Counseling & Advising

Office Location:

290 Royce Hall

Drop-In Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm -4:00pm.

To schedule an appointment, contact our Student Affairs Officer:

Fatin Zubi, fzubi@humnet.ucla.edu