Faculty

  • Sarah M. Allen

    Assistant Professor of Chinese

    A.B., Harvard College; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Works on medieval Chinese literature and culture, with a focus on tales written in classical Chinese.

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  • Dai Chen

    Senior Lecturer in Chinese

    B.A., Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., University of Iowa

    Interested in Chinese language pedagogy and second language acquisition.

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  • Robert Goree

    Robert Goree

    Assistant Professor of Japanese

    B.A., Westmont College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Yale University

    Japanese language, literature, visual culture, geography, and history of print culture.

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  • Miyuki Hatano-Cohen

    Miyuki Hatano-Cohen

    Lecturer in Japanese

    B.A., Tohoku Gakuin University

    Always looking for fun ways to get students actively involved in Japanese learning.

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  • Yuan-Chu Ruby Lam

    Professor of Chinese

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interested in China's contemporary issues, especially those concerning the Mongols and the Tibetans.

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  • Eun-Jo Lee

    Eun-Jo Lee

    Lecturer in Korean

    B.A., Ewha Women’s University; M.A., University of Texas (Austin); Ph.D., The Ohio State University

    A teacher and researcher with a sincere heart and enthusiasm.

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  • Sun-Hee Lee

    Associate Professor of Korean

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Yonsei University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

    Focused on Korean language and culture, particularly corpus-based analysis of Korean and learner error corpus

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  • Yoshimi Maeno

    Senior Lecturer in Japanese

    B.A., Baika Women’s College (Japan); M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University

    Japanese Program co-director, interested in Japanese narratives, Japanese pedagogy, second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics.

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  • Mingwei Song

    Associate Professor of Chinese

    B.A., Shandong University; M.A., Fudan University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Specializing in modern Chinese literature, film studies and youth culture.

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  • Qiuyan Tang

    Lecturer in Chinese

    B.A., Nanjing Normal University; M.A., Fudan University

    Engaged in teaching Chinese language; interested in theory and methods of teaching Chinese as a foreign language; Taoist philosophy.

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  • Shiao-Wei Tham

    Assistant Professor of Chinese

    B.A., National University of Singapore; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research: linguistics, with focus on word meaning, Chinese.

    Teaching: linguistics, Chinese language.

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  • Eiko Torii-Williams

    Senior Lecturer in Japanese

    B.A., Kansai University (Osaka); Ed.M., Ph.D., Boston University

    Co-director of Japanese Program; study abroad advisor in Japan; applied linguist.

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  • Ellen B. Widmer

    Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies

    B.A. Wellesley College; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    I study traditional Chinese fiction, history of Chinese women's writing, history of the book in China, and missionaries to East Asia.

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  • Kristin H. Williams

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in East Asian Languages and Cultures

    B.A., Mary Baldwin College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research in Japanese literature, children’s culture, and book history of the 17th to 19th century.

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  • Weina Zhao

    Weina Zhao

    Senior Lecturer in Chinese

    B.A., Nanjing University; M.A., Clark University

    Interests include language teaching methodology, cross-cultural communication, Chinese pedagogical grammar, and language and culture.

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  • Eve Zimmerman

    Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of Japanese

    B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Modern Japanese literature; how writers (and manga artists) use "girlhood" to express views on gender, sexuality, and history.

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