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Contemporary East Asia Faculty

Megan Greene
Associate Professor, History;

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

Mizumura, Ayako
Lecturer , Academic Director, Center for East Asian Studies

Interracial marriage, sociology of Japan, Japanese culture, Asian military wives and globalization in East Asia

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

Cai, Hui
Associate Professor, Associate Director, Institute of Health and Wellness Design, The Department of Architecture
Marvin Hall, 418

Cultural impacts on healthcare design, Chinese hospital design, Evidence-based Design

Professor, Chairperson, Sociology
Fraser Hall, Room 748

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

Dwyer, Arienne M.
Professor, Anthropology, 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

Lecturer, School of Business
Capitol Federal Hall, 3178

Comparative & Cross-Cultural Management, International Management, International Business, Business Practices in China, Managing Internationally, International Business Strategy

Kaneko, Maki
Associate Professor, History of Art
Spencer Museum of Art, 209

20th-century and contemporary Japanese art history

Professor, Undergraduate Director for Political Science
Blake Hall, Room 521

Comparative politics, Chinese politics, rural political development

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

Work and organizations, race and ethnicity, Korea studies, and quantitative methodology

Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Wescoe Hall, room 2122

Tibetan language and culture

Li, Yan
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Coordinator of the Chinese Language Program
Wescoe Hall, 2111

Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, the acquisition and instruction of Chinese

Nam, Yoonmi
Professor, Visual Arts
Chalmers Hall, 212A

Visual Art, Contemporary Art, Printmaking, Japanese Woodblock Printing, Lithography

Professor, Docking Young Faculty Scholar, Journalism
Stauffer-Flint Hall, 207A

Digital media, international communication, civic engagements, South Korea, East Asia

Maya Stiller
Associate Professor, History of Art
Spencer Museum of Art, 231

History, literature, religions, and art history of Korea

Associate Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Anthropology, Director for the Center for East Asian Studies
Fraser Hall, 611

Gender, sexuality, subjectivity, labor, class, capitalism, cultural anthropology, feminist theory, Japan

Xiao, Hui (Faye)
Professor, Department Chair, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Wescoe Hall, 2105

Modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, youth culture, and gender studies

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Wescoe Hall, 2100

Korean Studies, anthropology and folklore, ritual and festivals, tourism, heritage studies, regional and national identity issues, happiness studies, as well as modern and contemporary Korean history

Zhang, Jie
Professor, Linguistics
Blake Hall, 420E

Phonology, phonetics, as well as psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic processing of tones in Chinese

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

Cultural values, age stereotypes, advertising, media effects, and intergenerational communication in China

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Foundation Distinguished Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall,

Educational reforms, education policy, implications of technology and globalization on education, China, East Asian education systems

Zhao, Jane
Associate Professor, Business
Capitol Federal Hall, 4134

Strategic management, corporate strategy; expertise in China

East Asia Events

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Apply for FLAS Scholarships!

FLAS Fellowships are available through CEAS for the study of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan, and Uyghur. Learn more at Deadline for application is December 20. Find more information here.

CEAS Faculty Travel or Development Funds Application

Applications for 2022-23 are closed. 

Applications for 2023-24 open on December 15, 2022.

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CEAS Affiliated Faculty