Department Chair

Hisae Kobayashi, Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Acting Chair of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Hisae Kobayashi

Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Acting Chair of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Language pedagogy • Japanese language


Faculty

Michael Chan, Visiting Instructor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Michael Chan

Visiting Instructor 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 Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement

Amy Dooling

Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Director of The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement

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

Yibing Huang

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

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


Cher Lin

Adjunct Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures


Staff

Pamela Wrinn

Academic Department Assistant

Associated Faculty

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


Sarah A. Queen, Professor of History, Global Capitalism Pathway Coordinator

Sarah A. Queen

Professor of History, Global Capitalism Pathway Coordinator

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, 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, Ethnomusicologist, Jazz Composer/Arranger

James Dale Wilson

Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicologist, Jazz Composer/Arranger

(On sabbatical, Academic Year 2018-2019)

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 Fall 2018)

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


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.