Nearly 100 faculty members at UC Berkeley specialize in topics related to East Asia.

DEPARTMENT

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Maximillian Auffhammer

Research Interests: China, climate change, China's role in reducing greenhouse gases

David Roland-Holst

Economics of Global Warming, Regional Economic Development in China

Anthropology

Daena Funahashi

Daena Funahashi

Research interests: Cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, sacrifice, addiction, Southeast Asia (Thailand), Nordic welfare (Finland)

Nelson H.H. Graburn (emeritus)

Research Interests: Japan, kinship, art, tourism, circumpolar peoples

Junko Habu

Research Interests: Prehistory of Japan, hunter-gatherer subsistence and settlement

Xin Liu

Research Interests: China, social/cultural anthropology

Karen Nakamura

Research Interests: Visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking, Japan

Aihwa Ong

Research Interests: South China, Southeast Asia, cities, modes of governance; science, technology & medicine

Architecture

Dana Buntrock

Research Interests: Architectural practice in Japan, construction industy

Renee Chow

Research Interests: Architecture and urban design in China

Margaret Crawford

Research Interests: Chinese urbanization

Art History

Patricia Berger (emerita)

Research Interests: Chinese Buddhist art, Asian architecture, sculpture and painting

Gregory P. Levine

Research Interests: Japanese art and architecture

Jun Hu

Research Interests: Chinese art and architecture, Buddhist visual culture

Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

Julia White

Research Interests: Contemporary and traditional Chinese arts

Business Administration

Robert E. Cole (emeritus)

Research Interests: Japanese work organization, quality, organizational learning, knowledge management, organizational transformation

Yuichiro Kamada

Research Interests: Revision games, solution concepts for games, search, social networks, market design, communication, political economy

James Lincoln (emeritus)

Research Interests: Organizational design and innovation, Japanese management

Noam Yuchtman

Research Interests: Political economy and economic history of educational institutions, legal institutions, labor markets, and social interactions

C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Peter X. Zhou

Research Interests: East Asian historical records, information management, library history, Chinese linguistics

Comparative Literature

Miryam Sas

Research Interests: Japanese, French, and English literature and thought

Sophie Volpp

Research Interests: Chinese literature of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Jinsoo An

Research Interests: Korean cinema

Robert Ashmore

Research Interests: Classical Chinese literature

Weihong Bao

Research Interests: Chinese film and media culture from nineteenth century to present

Brian Baumann

Research Interests: Mongolian verse treatise on salvation in Sa skya pa tradition

Mark Blum

Research Interests: Buddhist thought and culture

Mark Csikszentmihalyi

Research Interests: Early Chinese religions, philosophies, and cultures

Jacob Dalton

Research Interests: Tibetan Buddhism

Yoko Hasegawa

Research Interests: Japanese linguistics

H. Mack Horton

Research Interests: Classical Japanese language and literature

Andrew F. Jones

Research Interests: Modern Chinese literature

Kijoo Ko

Research Interests: Teaching Korean as a foreign language

Ling Hon Lam

Research Interests: 16th-19th century Chinese literature, early Chinese theater

I-Hao Li

Research Interests: Chinese language

Li Liu

Research Interests: Chinese language

Sanjyot Mehendale

Research Interests: Trade and cultural exchange of the early Common Era

Daniel O'Neill

Research Interests: Modern Japanese literature

Lanchih Po

Research Interests: Divergent regional economies in China

Robert Sharf

Research Interests: Medieval Chinese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism

Chika Shibahara

Research Interests: Japanese language

Alan Tansman

Research Interests: Modern Japanese literature

Paula Varsano

Research Interests: Classical Chinese poetry and poetics from the third through the eleventh centuries

Lihua Zhang

Research Interests: Germanic, English and Chinese contrastive linguistics

Jonathan Zwicker

Research Interests: Literature and cultural history of early-modern and modern Japan

Economics

Barry Eichengreen

Research Interests: Economic history, international economics

Gérard Roland

Research Interests: Political Economics, Comparative and Institutional Economics, Reforms in China and North Korea

Education

Susan Holloway

Research Interests: Families and schooling within the United States and Japan

English

Steven Lee

Research Interests: Comparative ethnic studies, the Korean diaspora in the U.S. and former Soviet Union

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Peng Gong

Research Interests: Computer recognition and analysis of the environment

Dara O'Rourke

Research Interests: Environmental, social, and equity impacts of global production

Ethnic Studies

Lok Siu

Research Interests: Asians in the Americas; Chinese diaspora studies

Winston Tseng

Research Interests: Medical sociology and extensive community-based participatory research experience with diverse and vulnerable populations

Keiko Yamanaka

Research Interests: International migration in East Asia

Film and Media

Weihong Bao

Research Interests: Chinese film and media culture from late nineteenth century to present

Miryam Sas

Research Interests: Japanese, French, and English literature and thought

Gender and Women's Studies

Laura Nelson

Research Interests: Gender, Medicine, Politics

Geography

You-tien Hsing

Research Interests: Post-Mao China, newly industrialized economies in Asia

History

Andrew Barshay

Research Interests: Modern Japanese intellectual and economic history

Mary Elizabeth Berry

Research Interests: Japan, Kyoto during the sengoku period, the Confucian family orientation

David G. Johnson (emeritus)

Research Interests: Premodern China, traditional Chinese popular culture

Michael Nylan

Research Interests: Early China

Irwin Scheiner (emeritus)

Research Interests: Japan, Far East, intellectual, social, late Tokugawa

Nicolas Tackett

Research Interests: Ninth to eleventh century China

Wen-hsin Yeh

Research Interests: Modern China, social and cultural history

Information Management and Systems

John Chuang

Research Interests: Technical, economic, and policy dimensions of computer networking

AnnaLee Saxenian

Research Interests: The exporting of information technology

Qiang Xiao

Research Interests: Participatory media, China and human rights

Industrial Relations

Katie Quan

Research Interests: Immigrant workers, women workers, labor in the global economy

International and Area Studies

Lanchih Po

Research Interests: Divergent regional economies in China

Keiko Yamanaka

Research Interests: International migration in East Asia

Law

Robert C. Berring Jr.

Research Interests: Chinese law, legal research

Taeku Lee

Research Interests: Racial politics, public opinion, political behavior, social movements, Asian American politics

Stanley Lubman (emeritus)

Research Interests: Chinese Law, administrative law

Rachel Stern

Research Interests: China, law, social movements and environmental issues

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mark Levine

Research Interests: Energy modeling, energy-efficiency policy

Music

Ken Ueno

Research Interests: Extended Vocal Techniques, Non-Western Instruments, Microtonality

Bonnie Wade (emiritas)

Research Interests: South and East Asia, ethnomusicology

Optometry

Xiaohua Gong

Research Interests: New approaches to visual impairments and the causes for blindness

Christine F. Wildsoet

Research Interests: From bench to chair side — translating cultural, environmental and genetic influences on myopia development and progression into novel therapies.

Political Science

Vinod Aggarwal

Research Interests: Political Economy of Asia

Lowell Dittmer

Research Interests: China, North and East Asian governments and politics

Barry Eichengreen

Research Interests: Economic history, international economics

Taeku Lee

Research Interests: Racial politics, public opinion, political behavior, social movements, Asian American politics

Kevin O'Brien

Research Interests: China, social movements, policy implementation, reform

T.J. Pempel

Research Interests: Contemporary Japan, Asian regionalism, comparative politics, political economy

Gerard Roland

Research Interests: Reforms in China and North Korea

Rachel Stern

Research Interests: China, law, social movements and environmental issues

Steven Vogel

Research Interests: Japan, comparative and international political economy

Psychology

Kaiping Peng (emeritus)

Research Interests: Cultural psychology, reasoning and judgment across cultures

Eleanor H. Rosch

Research Interests: Cognition, concepts, causality, cross-cultural, Eastern psychologies, psychologies of religion

Qing Zhou

Research Interests: Cultural influences on socio-emotional development, with a particular interest in Chinese and Chinese American populations

Public Health

Teh-wei Hu

Research Interests: Social security systems in Taiwan and China, technology transfer

Linda Neuhauser

Research Interests: Participatory design of health and social programs and policies

Robert Spear (emeritus)

Research Interests: Human exposures to toxic agents in the environment

Winston Tseng

Research Interests: Medical sociology and extensive community-based participatory research experience with diverse and vulnerable populations

Rhetoric

Pheng Cheah

Research Interests: Chinese diaspora, East Asian capitalism

Winnie Wong

Research Interests: Chinese Contemporary Art, Qing Visual Culture, and the Pearl River Delta Region

Social Welfare

Julian Chun-Ching Chow

Research Interests: Chinese migrant communities, service delivery, urban poverty

Sociology

Robert E. Cole (emeritus)

Research Interests: Japanese work organization, quality, organizational learning, knowledge management, organizational transformation

Thomas B. Gold

Research Interests: Chinese civil society, entrepreneurship, development

Heather A. Haveman

Research Interests: Economic transition in China

John Lie

Research Interests: Korean diaspora, social theory, political economy

Theater Dance & Performance Studies

SanSan Kwan

Research Interests: Critical dance studies; transnational Asian American studies; cultural geography; theories of space and kinesthesia, interculturalism, modern dance, ballet, and yoga; theories of Chineseness