• Sarah M. Allen

    Associate Professor of Chinese

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

    Works on medieval Chinese literature and culture, especially gossip, anecdotes, and tales from the eighth and ninth centuries.


  • 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.


  • C. Pat Giersch

    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.


  • Seok Bae Jang

    Lecturer in East Asian Languages & Cultures

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

    Teaching Korean language; interested in linguistic and computational linguistic theories and methods of teaching Korean as a foreign language.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Yuan-Chu Ruby Lam

    Professor of Chinese

    B.A., National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

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


  • 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


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Shiao-Wei Tham

    Associate 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.