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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  • C. Pat Giersch

    Professor of History

    B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Historian of China/Inner Asia; research on intersection of empire and ethnicity in 1700s, and 20th century transnational trade networks.

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  • Bill Joseph

    William A. Joseph

    Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Bill Joseph's major area of research interest is contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, particularly the radicalism of Mao Zedong and its impact on China's political and economic development.

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  • T. James Kodera

    T. James Kodera

    Professor of Religion

    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.

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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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  • 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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  • Heping Liu

    Heping Liu

    Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages (China); M.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Asian art historian and specialist in Chinese painting of the Song dynasty (960-1279).

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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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  • Katharine H.S. Moon

    Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science

    A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Expert on the U.S.-Korea alliance and comparative social movements in East Asia  (democratization, women's movements, migrant workers, human rights); migration and identity politics; nationalisms in East Asia; gender in international relations; Korean-Americans and U.S. foreign policy; socio-political changes in North Korea.

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  • Carolyn A. Morley

    Professor of Theatre Studies and Japanese

    B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Interests include Japanese theater, in particular the noh and kyogen, and Japanese classical literature and language.

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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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  • 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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Advisory Committee

Sealing Cheng (WGST)
Pat Giersch (History)
James Kodera (Religion)
William Joseph (Political Science)
Clara Lieu (Art History)
Yoshihisa Matsusaka (History)
Katharine Moon (Political Science)
Carolyn Morley (Theatre Studies) 
Ellen Widmer (EALL)
Eve Zimmerman (EALL)