Amy Dooling, Associate Professor of Chinese

Amy Dooling

Associate Professor of Chinese

Modern and Contemporary Chinese fiction and drama • Chinese women's writing • History of the women's movement and feminism in China • Translation


Yibing Huang, Associate Professor of Chinese

Yibing Huang

Associate Professor of Chinese

(On sabbatical Spring 2015)

Modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema, popular culture • Comparative studies of modernism and postmodernism in China and in the West • Cultural translations between Chinese poetry and modern American poetry


Tek-wah King, Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Tek-wah King

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Syntax and morphology • Chinese writing system and dialects • Language pedagogy


Hisae Kobayashi, Senior Lecturer in Japanese

Hisae Kobayashi

Senior Lecturer in Japanese

Language pedagogy • Japanese language


Takeshi Watanabe, Assistant Professor of Japanese

Takeshi Watanabe

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Japanese literature and culture • Literary and visual interpretations of history


Associated Faculty

Ann Marie L. Davis, Assistant Professor of History

Ann Marie L. Davis

Assistant Professor of History

Early modern and modern Japan • History of science • Technology and science • Japanese literature and theory • History of gender and sexuality • Women's studies


Lindsey B. Harlan, Professor of Religious Studies

Lindsey B. Harlan

Professor of Religious Studies

(On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)

History of religions • Hinduism • Religion and gender • Heroic traditions • Religion in Trinidad


Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Qiang Ning

Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Asian art history • Contemporary Chinese art • Gender in Chinese art and society • Silk Road archaeology • Art market/Art Collection


Yong Jin Park, Associate Professor of Economics

Yong Jin Park

Associate Professor of Economics

(On sabbatical Spring 2015)

Applied microeconomics and behavioral economics • Banking and comparative banking systems • Social inequality and labor supply


Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History

Sarah A. Queen

Professor of History

(On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)

Early Chinese cultural history • The spiritual and philosophical dimensions of Confucianism and Daoism • Confucianism in East Asia Today (Confucianism and Human Rights; Confucianism and Democratization; and Confucianism and Ecology)


John Qunjian Tian, Associate Professor of Government and International Relations

John Qunjian Tian

Associate Professor of Government and International Relations

Chinese political economy • East Asian political economy • International political economy • Comparative political economy and politics


James Dale Wilson, Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicologist

James Dale Wilson

Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicologist

Ethnomusicology • Jazz • Guangdong ritual and ritual music • Southeast Chinese perspectives on migration and transnationalism


In Memoriam

Charles J. Chu

Professor Emeritus of Chinese

Professor Chu taught in the department from 1965-1984.

Henry T. K. Kuo

Professor Emeritus of Chinese

Professor Kuo taught in the department from 1970-1994.