Faculty

  • 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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  • Professor of History

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

    Historian of China/Inner Asia; research on intersection of empire and ethnicity in the 1700s, and on the links between business, state-building, and inequality in the 20th century.

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  • Associate Professor of Japanese

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

    Focused on Japanese language, literature, and culture.

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  • Professor of Political Science

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

    My 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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  • 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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  • Professor of Korean

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

    Director of Korean program; focused on Korean language and culture, particularly corpus-based linguistic analysis and learner corpus research

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  • 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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  • Senior Lecturer in Japanese

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

    Co-director of Japanese program; interested in Japanese narratives, Japanese pedagogy, second language acquisition, and psycholinguistics.

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  • Professor of History

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

    Japanese specialist focusing on Japanese imperialism, nationalism of the Meiji era, and the history of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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  • 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.

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  • Visiting Lecturer in Korean

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

    Focused on Korean linguistics, language teaching, learner corpus, and dictionary. 

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  • Professor of Chinese

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

    Director of Chinese program; specialized in modern Chinese literature and intellectual history, film studies, science fiction, and youth culture

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  • Lecturer in Chinese

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

    Specialized in teaching Chinese as a foreign language; also a translator of literary fiction from English to Chinese.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Professor of Japanese; Director, The Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities

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

    Focused on Japanese literature, how female writers refashion the category of "girlhood" in postwar fiction, manga, and memoir.

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