College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

CEAS Core Faculty

Baskett, Michael
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Film & Media Studies
785-864-1384
Oldfather Studios, Room 220

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

Cai, Hui
Assistant Professor
Marvin Hall, Room 112

Architecture; health care design; relationship between culture, human behavior and physical environment

Cai, Zongwu
Professor, The Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics
785-864-1886
Snow Hall, Room 352

Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

Canda, Edward R.
Professor, Coordinator of KU Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative
785-864-8939
Twente Hall, Room 203

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.

Chi, Tailan
Professor, Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow
785-864-7593
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4183

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

Childs, Margaret H.
Associate Professor, Department Chair, East Asian Languages & Cultures
785-864-9128
Wescoe Hall, Room 2105

Pre-modern Japanese literature, Japanese language pedagogy

Cho, Hyesun
Assistant Professor
785-864-9729
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 438

TESOL, second language/literacy education, academic and social identities of language learners and teachers, critical literacy, participatory action research, critical multiculturalism and technology-integrated instruction

Chong, Kelly H.
Associate Professor, Associate Chairperson
785-864-9415
Fraser Hall, Room 748

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

Librarian
785-864-1617
Watson Library, Room 519

Chinese and Korean Studies

Duan, Changming
Professor, Program Director - Doctoral program in counseling psychology
785-864-2426
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 625

Cross-cultural understanding and multicultural perspectives that enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology

Dwyer, Arienne M.
Professor, Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
785-864-2649
Fraser Hall, Room 638

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

Ercums, Kris
Associate Curator, Spencer Museum of Art

Curator, Global Contemporary & Asian Art

Fowler, Sherry
Professor
Spencer Museum of Art, Room 200B

Japanese art history, Buddhist art history

Gerbert, Elaine T.
Associate Professor
785-864-9127
Wescoe Hall, Room 2101

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

Megan Greene
Associate Professor, History;

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.
Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law
785-864-9233
Green Hall, Room 415

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
Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060U

Performance budgeting and management

Ho, Harper Virginia
785-864-9217
Green Hall, Room 412

Comparative corporate governance, corporate finance, and modern Chinese law

Ito, Michiko
Associate Librarian; Japanese Studies Librarian
785-864-4669
Watson Library

Japanese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library

Kaneko, Maki
Associate Professor
785-864-1495
Spencer Museum of Art, Room 209

20th-century and contemporary Japanese art history

Kennedy, John
Professor
785-864-9025
Blake Hall, Room 521

Comparative politics, Chinese politics, rural political development

Kim, Changhwan
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-9426
Fraser Hall, Room 707

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

Kim, Hak-Ze
Visiting Assistant Professor, Pre-modern Korea

Cultural history; Intellectual history; Early Confucianism, Daoism, Soen (Chan), Neo-Confucianism, and Practical Learning in China and Korea; Lexicography

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

Korean language teaching

Jungsil Jenny Lee
Visiting Assistant Professor, Korean Art & Visual Culture

Tradition and modernism in Korean art during the first half of the twentieth century; Korean modern/contemporary art within East Asian and global contexts

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

Tibetan language

Li, Xingong
Associate Professor
785-864-5545
Lindley Hall, Room 404

Geographic Information Systems

Li, Yan
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Chinese Program
785-864-9130
Wescoe Hall, Room 2111


 Chinese linguistics and second language acquisition

Lindsey, William Robert
Associate Professor
785-864-5582
Smith Hall, Room 9

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
Spencer Museum of Art, Room 230

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

Minai, Utako
Associate Professor
785-864-1559
Blake Hall, Room 406

First Language Acquisition, Child Language

Mitsugi, Sanako
Assistant Professor
785-864-9129
Wescoe Hall, Room 2108

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
785-864-5504
Chalmers Hall, Room 212A

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

Professor
785-864-9438
Wescoe Hall, Room 3624

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

Hyunjin Seo
Associate Professor, Docking Young Faculty Scholar
785-864-7612
Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 207A

digital media, network analysis, public diplomacy, nation branding, public relations

Stevenson, Daniel B.
Professor, Chair, Religious Studies
785-864-7258
Smith Hall, Room 201

Buddhism in China, Tiantai and Pure Land traditions

Maya Stiller
Assistant Professor
785-864-1157
Spencer Museum of Art, Room 231

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

Takeyama, Akiko
Associate Professor
785-864-2645
Fraser Hall, Room 611

Commercialization of feelings, emotions, and romantic relationships

Uchiyama, Benjamin T.
Assistant Professor
785-864-9464
Wescoe Hall, Room 3603

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

Vu, Hong Tien
Assistant Professor
Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 207D

International communication, development communication and changes in newsroom practices amid the rise of technological innovations

Williams, Crispin
Associate Professor
785-864-9206
Wescoe Hall, Room 2110

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

Associate Professor
785-864-9747
Murphy Hall, Room 438

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

Xiao, Hui (Faye)
Associate Professor
785-864-9079
Wescoe Hall, Room 2109

Specialization: Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature and film
 

Yoon, Jiso
Assistant Professor
785-864-4384
Blake Hall, Room 411

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

Associate Professor
785-864-3207
Wescoe Hall, Room 2100

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

Zhang, Jie
Professor
785-864-2879
Blake Hall, Room 420E

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

Zhang, Yan Bing
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director
785-864-9678
Bailey Hall, Room 114

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

Zhao, Jane
Associate Professor
785-864-7557
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4134

Strategic management, corporate strategy; expertise in China

Foundation Distinguished Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
 
 
 
 

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: ceasma@ku.edu or 785-864-1478.

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