New logo for the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies


One of the Japan’s leading graphic designers, Terashima Masayuki, has created a new logo for our department. The decorative patterns are modeled on early modern Japanese family crests (kamon), with elements from Japanese and Chinese traditional design. The logo comes in two variants, one in Chinese and the other in Japanese (both with characters written in the ancient seal style), to represent figuratively the two countries’ shared heritage and their cultural differences.

Mr. Terashima gifted the logo to the department.

Links to Terashima Masayuki’s own websites:

Download the logos here:

Chinese Logo
Chinese Logo Variant
Japanese Logo Variant
Japanese Logo Variant