Asia-Related Faculty

Northeast Asia — Japan

Andrew BarshayHistory: Modern Japan

Mary Elizabeth BerryHistory: Premodern Japan

Mark BlumEALC: Japanese Buddhism

Dana BuntrockArchitecture: Construction industry, esp. architectural practice in Japan

Junko HabuAnthropology: Prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Japan, historical archaeology in Japan

Yoko HasegawaEALC: Japanese linguistics

H. Mack HortonEALC: Premodern Japanese lang. and lit., classical poetry and diary literature

Gregory P. LevineHistory of Art: Japanese Zen Buddhist art and architecture

James R. LincolnBusiness: Japan's business networks and corporate governance

Russell MerrittFilm Studies: Japanese film (particularly Ozu Yasajiro), animation

D. Cuong O'NeillEALC: Meiji print culture and literature, postwar intellectual history and pop culture

T.J. PempelPolitical Science: Comparative politics, contemporary Japan, Asian regionalism

Miryam SasComparative Literature, Film: 20th Century experimental arts, film, dance, literature

Alan TansmanEALC: Modern Japanese literature and culture

Laura D. TysonBusiness: US-Japan relations; high-technology competition

Steven K. Vogel Political Science: Political economy of the advanced industrialized nations

Bonnie WadeMusic: Ethnomusicology, India and East Asia

East Asia — China

Robert AshmoreEALC: Chinese literature of the 3rd–11th centuries, poetry, song

Weihong BaoEALC: Late Qing visual and performance culture, Chinese language cinema of all periods and regions

Patricia BergerHistory of Art: Chinese Buddhist Art; Asian architecture, sculpture and painting

Robert C. Berring, Jr.Law: Chinese law, contracts, legal research

Pheng CheahRhetoric: Globalization & world cinema from the three Chinas, focusing on the films of Jia Zhangke, Tsai Ming-liang and Fruit Chan

Renee Y. ChowArchitecture and Urban Design: Architecture and urban design in China

Alexander C. CookHistory: Cultural, intellectual, legal, and political history of 20th-century China

Margaret CrawfordArchitecture: Chinese urbanization, villages and development in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong urbanism

Mark CsikszentmihalyiEALC: Religions, philosophies, and cultures of early China

Jacob DaltonEALC and SSEAS: Religious history, paleography, and the Dunhuang manuscripts

Lowell DittmerPolitical Science: Contemporary China; informal politics in East Asia, China–Taiwan–US triangle

Barry EichengreenEconomics: Asian integration and development, China and the international system

Thomas GoldSociology: Modernization and development, globalization, Pacific Rim societies

S. Katherine HammondPublic Health: Asthmatic children and workers in China, health effects of coal

Heather HavemanSociology: Economic sociology, entrepreneurship, transition of firms in China

You-tien HsingGeography: Economics in post-Mao China, overseas Chinese capital networks

Andrew F. JonesEALC: Chinese music, cinema, media technology, literature, the global 1960s

Ling Hon LamEALC: Premodern drama and fiction, women's writing, sex and gender, history of sentiments, nineteenth- and twentieth-century media culture

Hong Yung LeePolitical Science: Domestic politics of China and Korea, international relations in East Asia

Xin LiuAnthropology: Social and cultural anthropology, China, East Asia

Peter LorentzenPolitical Science: Political economy and growth in developing countries

James MidgleySocial Welfare: International social welfare and social work, social development, social policy

Michael NylanHistory: Sociopolitical context, aesthetic theories, material culture in Early China

Kevin O'BrienPolitical Science: Chinese Politics in the reform era, "rightful resistance" in rural China

Kaiping PengPsychology: Culture and social cognition, cultural identity

David Roland-HolstAgricultural and Resource Economics: Economics of Global Warming, Regional Economic Development in China

Robert SharfEALC: Medieval Chinese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism, Buddhist art

Rachel SternPolitical Science and Law: Law, social activism, environmental regulation in mainland China and Hong Kong

Nicholas TackettHistory: Chinese elite society (9th to 11th century), Late Tang capital cities, Song-Liao border during the 11th century, death and death rituals

Paula VarsanoEALC: Classical poetry 3rd–11th centuries; literature and subjectivity; translation

Sophie VolppEALC and Comparative Literature: Chinese literature 17th–19th centuries, gender theory, sexuality, material culture

Carolyn WakemanJournalism: Modern China, North Korea

Qiang XiaoSchool of Information: Participatory media, China and human rights

Wen-Hsin YehHistory: 20th–century China

Qing Zhou Psychology: Cultural influences on socio-emotional development

Northeast Asia — Korea

Jinsoo AnEALC: Korean cinema and culture

Hong Yung LeePolitical Science: Domestic politics of China and Korea, international relations in East Asia

John LieSociology: Social theory, sociological imagination, Korean diasporic trajectories

Laura NelsonGender and Women’s Studies: Gender, medicine, and politics in South Korea

South Asia

Paola Bacchetta
Gender and Women's Studies: Gender, sexuality, racializations, and postcolonialities in conflict

Pradeep ChhibberPolitical Science: Party systems, party aggregation, and the politics of India

Lawrence CohenAnthropology: South Asia, medical, sexuality, religion, gerontology

Vasudha DalmiaSSEAS: Religious discourse, cultural phenomena, 17th–19th centuries, modern Indian theater

Munis D. FaruquiSSEAS: Islam and the Muslim experience in South Asia, 16th and 17th century South Asia

Robert P. GoldmanSSEAS: Sanskrit literature, Indian Epic Studies, cultural studies

George L. HartSSEAS: Tamil literature, language, South Indian religion and culture

Kausalya HartSSEAS: Tamil, South Indian music, dance, and culture, Tamil literature

Saba MahmoodAnthropology: Social/Cultural anthropology; poststructuralist theory; religion and politics; Islam

Raka RaySociology and SSEAS: Gender, inequality, culture, social movements

Jeffrey RommESPM: South and Southeast Asia, forest, water and wildland policy

Alexander von RospattSSEAS: Doctrinal history of Indian and Newar Buddhism

Bonnie WadeMusic: Ethnomusicology, North Indian and East Asia

Southeast Asia

Joan BiederJournalism: Jewish community in Singapore

Benjamin BrinnerMusic: Ethnomusicology, Indonesian music (Central Java and Bali)

Catherine Ceniza ChoyEthnic Studies: Philippine and Filipino American studies; immigration; transnationalism

Penelope EdwardsSSEAS: Cambodia, Burma, SE Asian modern literary and print cultures, Chinese diaspora

Jeffrey HadlerSSEAS: History and culture of SE Asia, Indonesia focus

Gillian HartGeography: Political economy, social theory, agrarian and regional studies, labor

Patrick KirchAnthropology: Social/Cultural anthropology, Melanesia and Polynesia, people and ecosystems

Aihwa OngAnthropology: Gender, colonialism, nationalism, transnationalism, U.S. Asian immigrants

Nancy Lee PelusoESPM: Resource and development issues in Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Jeffrey RommESPM: South and Southeast Asia, forest, water and wildland policy

Sylvia TiwonSSEAS: Indonesia, national and pre-national literatures, mythologies

Khatharya UmEthnic Studies: Politics and development in SE Asia, esp. Indochina; refugee and migration studies

Peter B. ZinomanHistory and SSEAS: Southeast Asian History — Vietnam

Asian Studies — General

Vinod K. AggarwalPolitical Science: International Political Economy, Comparative Regionalism, Business and Politics

Dara O'RourkeESPM: Impacts of manufacturing on communities, regulation of environmental, health hazards in China, Vietnam, Indonesia

Eleanor RoschPsychology: Eastern psychologies, psychologies of religion/Buddhism

EALC = East Asian Languages and Culture
SSEAS = South and Southeast Asian Studies
ESPM = Environmental Science and Policy Management