College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

CEAS Core Faculty

Baskett, Michael
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Film & Media Studies
Summerfield Hall, 230

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, Coordinator of KU Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative
Twente Hall, 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.

Associate Professor
Lindley Hall, 221

Climate change adaptation, environmental disasters, coastal management, human-environment interaction.

Childs, Margaret H.
Associate Professor, Department Chair, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Wescoe Hall, 2105

Pre-modern Japanese literature, Japanese language pedagogy

Cho, Hyesun
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 311

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

Professor, Chairperson
Fraser Hall, Room 748

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

Librarian for China and Korea Studies
Watson Library, 519

International Collections

Chinese and Korean Studies Librarianship

Duan, Changming
Professor, Program Director - Doctoral program in counseling psychology
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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
Fraser Hall, 638

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

Associate Curator, Spencer Museum of Art

Curator, Global Contemporary & Asian Art

Fowler, Sherry
Spencer Museum of Art, 200B

Japanese art history, Buddhist art history

Gerbert, Elaine T.
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2010

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

Head, John W.
Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law
Green Hall, 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
Wescoe Hall, 4060U

Performance budgeting and management

Ho, Harper Virginia
Green Hall, 412

Comparative corporate governance, corporate finance, and modern Chinese law

Ito, Michiko
Librarian; Japanese Studies
Watson Library

Japanese Studies Librarianship

Kaneko, Maki
Associate Professor
Spencer Museum of Art, 209

20th-century and contemporary Japanese art history

Professor, Undergraduate Director for Political Science, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies
Blake Hall, Room 521

Comparative politics, Chinese politics, rural political development

Kim, Changhwan
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Fraser Hall, 707

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

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

Korean language teaching

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

Tibetan language

Li, Xingong
Lindley Hall, 404

Geographic Information Systems

Li, Yan
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Chinese Language Program
Wescoe Hall, 2111

 Chinese linguistics and second language acquisition

Lindsey, William Robert
Associate Professor
Smith Hall, 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
Spencer Museum of Art, 230

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

Minai, Utako
Associate Professor
Blake Hall, 406

First Language Acquisition, Child Language

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.

Lecturer in Japanese Japanese , Japanese Language Coordinator , Ph.D.
Wescoe Hall Room 2113

Office Hours:

M, W: 9:00 – 11:00 pm

Nam, Yoonmi
Chalmers Hall, 212A

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

Pan, Yue
Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Chinese language

Wescoe Hall, 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
Stauffer-Flint Hall, 207A

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

Stevenson, Daniel B.
Professor, Chair, Religious Studies
Smith Hall, 201

Buddhism in China, Tiantai and Pure Land traditions

Maya Stiller
Assistant Professor
Spencer Museum of Art, 231

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

Associate Professor
Fraser Hall, 611

Commercialization of feelings, emotions, and romantic relationships

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

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

Williams, Crispin
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2110

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

Associate Professor
Murphy Hall, 438

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

Xiao, Hui (Faye)
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2105

Specialization: Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature and film

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, 2100

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

Assistant Professor, Political Science
413 Blake Hall

International Relations, Political Economy, East Asian Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy, U.S.-China Relations.

Zhang, Jie
Blake Hall, 420E

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

Zhang, Yan Bing
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Bailey Hall, 101

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

Zhao, Jane
Associate Professor
Capitol Federal Hall, 4134

Strategic management, corporate strategy; expertise in China

Foundation Distinguished Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

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