College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Core Faculty

Baskett, Michael
Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies

Asian films, particularly Japanese, silent and early world cinema, colonial and diasporic cinemas, film/media history and criticism, and postcolonial film studies

Canda, Edward R.
Professor, Social Welfare

Spiritual diversity in social work theory and practice; philosophy of social work; qualitative research methods; international social work; Korean social welfare in relation to Korean philosophy and religions; East Asian and international perspectives on social welfare.

Cheong, So-Min
Associate Professor, Geography

Environment, marine policy, economic geography, tourism, East Asia

Chi, Tailan
Professor, International Business

International business, the global regime of international business, and business in China.

Childs, Margaret H.
Associate Professor, East Asian Language & Cultures

Pre-modern Japanese literature, Japanese language pedagogy

Chong, Kelly H.
Associate Professor, Sociology

Gender, religion, race and ethnicity, and East Asian studies; politics of gender and conversion in contemporary South Korean evangelicalism

Chinese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library
Dwyer, Arienne M.
Professor, Anthropology and Linguistics

Linguistic anthropology, typology, field methods, media archives; endangered-language documentation; China and Central Asia.

Ercums, Kris
Curator, Spencer Museum of Art

Curator, Global Contemporary & Asian Art

Fowler, Sherry
Associate Professor, Art History

Japanese art history, Buddhist art history

Gerbert, Elaine T.
Associate Professor, East Asian Language & Cultures

Modern Japanese literature, play in Japan, translation, Japanese language pedagogy

Megan Greene
Associate Professor, History; Director, Center for East Asian Studies

Modern Chinese history, Republican Chinese history, especially ROC science policy on Taiwan

Haufler, Marsha
Professor, History of Art

Chinese art history, Korean art history

Head, John W.
Professor, Law

Comparative law, international commerce and investment, public international law international economic law, international public law, comparative law legal history, dynastic Chinese law

Ho, Alfred Tat-Kei
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration

Performance budgeting and management

Ho, Harper Virginia
Associate Professor, Law

Comparative corporate governance, corporate finance, and modern Chinese law

Ito, Michiko
Japanese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library

Japanese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library

Kaneko, Maki
Associate Professor, History of Art

20th-century and contemporary Japanese art history

Kennedy, John
Associate Professor, Political Science, Director, Center for Global & International Studies

Comparative politics, Chinese politics, rural political development

Kim, Changhwan
Associate Professor, Sociology

Specialized in the areas of work and organizations, race and ethnicity, Korea studies, and quantitative methodology

Kim, Dongbin
Assistant Professor, School of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Lee, Ji-Yeon
Lecturer and Academic Program Associate, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Korean language teaching

Lee, Karen Kyeunghae
Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare

Mental health treatment outcomes for adults with serious mental illness; improving care for people with serious mental illness through collaboration with community-based agencies; Asian and Asian American mental health.

Lhunpo, Venerable Champa Tenzin
Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Culture

Tibetan language

Li, Xingong
Associate Professor, Geography

Geographic Information Systems

Li, Yan
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures


 Chinese linguistics and second language acquisition

Lindsey, William Robert
Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Religion in Japan; popular religious expression and ritual in the Tokugawa period.

McMahon, Keith
Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Chinese language and literature; Late Ming to early modern fiction, gender, and sexuality

McNair, Amy
Professor, Art History

Early Chinese art; calligraphy, aesthetics, and Buddhist sculpture of the medieval period in China

Minai, Utako
Assistant Professor, Linguistics

First Language Acquisition, Child Language

Mitsugi, Sanako
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Japanese language acquisition, adult second language processing (L2) of Japanese

Mizumura, Ayako
Lecturer and Assistant Director, Center for East Asian Studies

Research interests are interracial marriage, sociology of Japan, Asian military wives and globalization in East Asia.

Nam, Yoonmi
Associate Professor, Art

Drawing, printmaking, painting, and installation art; Japanese woodblock printing methods

Pan, Yue
Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Chinese language

Peterson, Deborah E.
Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Chinese language pedagogy, Tibetan culture

Rath, Eric
Professor, History

Premodern Japan; social and cultural history, especially traditional Japanese theater, foodways, and urban agriculture; Tibetan history

Stevenson, Daniel B.
Professor, Religious Studies

Buddhism in China, Tiantai and Pure Land traditions

Maya Stiller
Assistant Professor, Art History

Specializes in Korean Art and Visual Culture; Research interests include traditional and contemporary Korean Buddhist art and culture and Korean ceramics.

Takeyama, Akiko
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Commercialization of feelings, emotions, and romantic relationships

Uchiyama, Benjamin T.
Assistant Professor, History

Modern Japan, Japanese colonialism, history and memory of World War II in East Asia, and urban legends in interwar Japan

Williams, Crispin
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Specialization: Early Chinese paleography, language and culture; Chinese language teaching.
 

Associate Professor, Music

Latin American art, folk, and traditional music, nationalism, identity, migration, globalization, and ballroom dancing in China

Xiao, Hui (Faye)
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Specialization: Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature and film
 

Yakefu, Mayila
Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Lecturer, Uyghur Language

Yoon, Jiso
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Comparative public policy, political communication and media, East Asian politics and public policy in Korea and Japan

Yun, Kyoim
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cutltures

Specialization: Korean folklore, Korean language teaching, popular culture in East Asia
 

Zhang, Jie
Associate Professor, Linguistics

Phonology, phonetics, phonology-phonetics relations, tone languages, Chinese languages

Zhang, Yan Bing
Associate Professor, Communications Studies

Intercultural/intergenerational/mass communication in regard to cultural values, age stereotypes, conflict management, and media effects; expertise in China

Zhao, Jane
Associate Professor Professor, School of Business

Strategic management, corporate strategy; expertise in China

 
 
 
 

SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

Please click here for more information.

Panel and Individual Paper Proposal Deadline:     June 15, 2014
 

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

CEAS is very pleased to announce that the University of Kansas has been selected to participate in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10 day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

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