East Asian Studies Program

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives serve as a resource and representative for fellow majors and minors and potential majors and minors, and brings student concerns and/or ideas to the program faculty. They also provide feedback to the program chair, undergraduate advising head, and faculty regarding scheduling problems, course offerings, etc. and help organize events for majors, minors, and other interested students.

2023-24 UDRs

Robert Corwin
East Asian Studies/Korean
Spring 2026
Victoria Mei
Victoria Mei
East Asian Studies/Chinese
Spring 2026

Victoria is a sophomore originally from Brooklyn, NY. She is planning to major in Chemical Biology and minor in East Asian Studies. She has a passion for learning about Asian history and their place in modern society. Apart from being an EAS UDR, Victoria is also one of the upcoming culture show coordinators for the Cantonese Club at Brandeis, or C2B. She enjoys connecting with others about Cantonese/Chinese culture as well as the broader East Asian culture. In the future, Victoria hopes to study abroad somewhere in Asia. In addition, her hobbies include reading, drawing, and the occasional archery session. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Nicholas Quan
Hengrui Zhu
East Asian Studies/Japanese
Spring 2026

Hi, I’m Hengrui. I am now in my third year at Brandeis, majoring in International and Global Studies (IGS) and East Asian Studies. I’m enthusiastic about Japanese language and culture, animation, and international relations. For the sake of my love toward Japan, I have traveled to Japan a couple of times, and I also plan to study abroad at Waseda University in Japan in the Spring semester next year. I have studied EAS about East Asian history, Chinese modernism, Asian films and television, gender and sexualities, and Japanese language courses at Brandeis so far. And finally, I hope to enrich every EAS major/minor student's or any prospective student’s academic plus activity experiences by studying in the EAS department.