Department Chair

Yibing Huang, Associate Professor of Chinese, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection 2017-2018

Yibing Huang

Associate Professor of Chinese, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection 2017-2018

(On sabbatical Fall 2017)

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


Department Chair

Hisae Kobayashi, Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Acting Chair of East Asian Languages & Culture 2017-2018

Hisae Kobayashi

Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Acting Chair of East Asian Languages & Culture 2017-2018

Language pedagogy • Japanese language


Faculty

Michael Chan, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Michael Chan

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Japanese Literature • Japanese Film and Visual Culture • Japanese Popular Culture • Representations of Family in Modern Japan


Amy Dooling, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Director of the Global Commons

Amy Dooling

Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Director of the Global Commons

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, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection 2017-2018

Yibing Huang

Associate Professor of Chinese, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection 2017-2018

(On sabbatical Fall 2017)

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, Acting Chair of East Asian Languages & Culture 2017-2018

Hisae Kobayashi

Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Acting Chair of East Asian Languages & Culture 2017-2018

Language pedagogy • Japanese language


Cher Lin

Adjunct Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Associated Faculty

Eileen M. Kane, Associate Professor of History, Co-Director, Global Islamic Studies Program

Eileen M. Kane

Associate Professor of History, Co-Director, Global Islamic Studies Program

(On sabbatical AY 2017-2018)

Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet history • Modern Europe • Empires


Yong Jin Park, Associate Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department

Yong Jin Park

Associate Professor of Economics, Chair of the Economics Department

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


John Qunjian Tian, Professor of Government and International Relations

John Qunjian Tian

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, Co-Chair of the Music Department

James Dale Wilson

Associate Professor of Music, Co-Chair of the Music Department

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


Wei Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics

Wei Zhang

Assistant Professor of Economics

(On sabbatical Spring 2018)

Environmental economics and policy • Agricultural economics and policy • Applied econometrics


Staff

JoEllen Sheehan

Academic Department Assistant

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.