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Nick Admussen

Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature

Nick Admussen holds an M.F.A. in poetry writing from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph. D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton. At Cornell, his teaching centers on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture. His first book manuscript is called Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry, and he is also working on research into Lu Xun's Wild Grass, as well as translations of contemporary poetry and prose.

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Andrea Bachner

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Professor Bachner holds an M.A. from Munich University, Germany, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her research explores comparative intersections between Sinophone, Latin American, and European cultural productions in dialogue with theories of interculturality, sexuality, and mediality.

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Panle Jia Barwick

Associate Professor of Economics

Founder and Co-Director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research 

Academic focus: Firm entry, dynamic models, retail.Previous positions: Associate professor, 2011-13; assistant professor, 2006-11; both in economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Academic background: B.A., economics, Fudan University, 1997; M.A., economics, Tufts University, 1999; Ph.D., economics, Yale University, 2006.

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Daniel Boucher

Associate Professor, East Asian Religions, H. Stanley Krusen Professor of World Religions;

Scholarly focus is Buddhist studies, particularly the early development of the cluster of Indian  Buddhist movements called the Mahayana and their transmission to China in the first few centuries of the Common Era.

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Larry Brown

Sidney Kaufman Professor in Geophysics, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Research Interests: Larry D. Brown earned a B.S. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Ph.D. in geological sciences from Cornell. Brown's primary research interest is the application of multichannel seismic reflection methods to the exploration of the continental lithosphere.

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Allen Carlson

Associate Professor, Government

Research Interests: Nontraditional security in China’s emerging relationship with the rest of the international system

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Cheow-Thia Chan

Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore

Cornell Project: “Sinophone Styles: Worlding Representations and Imaginaries in Malaysian Chinese Fiction"

Present research:

Cheow-Thia Chan’s dissertation project "Styles of Connection: Place-based Imaginaries and Identities in Modern Malaysian Chinese Literature” conceptualizes Chinese literary production attributed to the Southeast Asian country as a dynamic locus that has involved transregional historical forces rather than as a static accumulation of texts.

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Jian Chen

Professor & Michael J. Zak Chair of History for U.S.-China Relations

FACULTY EMERITAS

Research interest: Historical U.S. - China Relations

Selected Awards, Fellowships and other Academic Honors

Philippe Roman Chair in  History and International Affairs, London  School of Economics, 2008-2009.

Jeffrey Sean Lehman Grant  for Scholarly Exchange with China,  Cornell University, 2007.

Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International   Center for Scholars,  2005- .

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Zhihong Chen

Adjunct Associate Professor & Senior Research Associate, History; Senior Research Associate, CAPS Program

I was trained in three countries and in three different fields: I  received my BA in German Language and Literature from Beijing  Foreign Language  College, and my first MA in  International History from Beijing   Normal University.  I then received my second MA in International Studies and Dr. Phil. in  International History from Cologne University in Germany. I also completed an MS. Ed  in College Teaching concentrating on Chinese language teaching at SIU in the US.

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Yi-wen (Toni) Chen

Social Research & Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung Univ.

Cornell project: "Imagining the State: the Political Conflicts Between Local and Central Governments in Late Qing Dynasty"

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Shiuhhuah (Serena) Chou

Associate Professor of American and Comparative Literature, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Project at Cornell: Sino-U.S. agricultural exchanges and the “Cornell-Nanking Story”

EAP Faculty Host: Victor Seow

Expected visitation dates: 10/10/2016 - 11/30/2016

Statement: Chou will be examining the history of cultural and agricultural exchanges between China and the U.S. in the early twentieth century, particularly the history of Cornell-Nanking collaborations and American agriculturalists' vision of farming for both China and the U.S.

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Sherman Cochran

Professor

Hu Shih Professor Emeritus of Chinese History

Specializations: Modern China: social, economic & cultural.

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Brett de Bary

Professor, Asian Studies (Modern Japanese Literature and Film); Professor, Comparative Literature

Brett de Bary received her B. A. from Barnard College, and her M. A. and Ph. D. from Harvard University. She has been Director of Cornell's Society for the Humanities (2003-2005) and Director of the Visual Studies Program (2000-2003), she holds a joint appointment with the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell. Her research interests include modern Japanese fiction and film; the Japanese post-modern; comparative literary theory, translation theory and post-colonial theory; and gender and philosophy.

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Stephanie Divo

Director, Chinese IMPAC; Senior Lecturer, (Mandarin) Chinese language

Ms. Divo received both her Ph.D. and MA in Modern Chinese Literature at Cornell University, and has been teaching Mandarin Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies since 1999. Her teaching and research interests are Modern Chinese (Mandarin) language, English as a second language, modern  Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, and academic writing.

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Cunfang Dou

Associate Professor of Social Work, Sichuan Agricultural University

Cornell project:Modernization and preservation of the traditional Tibetan culture in the context of globalization: a case study of a Tibetan village in Qinghai Province.

General Interests

Areas: Ethnic minorities areas, especially Tibetan areas in China (Gansu, Qinghai, Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet Autonomous Region)

Topics: exchanges, rituals, arts, handicrafts, aesthetics, materials, environment, heritage, museum, innovation, migration and modernity.

Present Research

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Pedro Erber

Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies, Department of Romance Studies

Pedro Erber specializes in Brazilian literature, intellectual history, and visual culture. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University (2009), M.A. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2000), and B.A. from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1998). He is the author of Política e Verdade no Pensamento de Martin Heidegger  (P.U.C.-Rio/Loyola, 2003) and articles on political thought, Brazilian and Japanese art, literature, and aesthetics.

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Gary Fields

Professor, Labor Economics; John P. Windmuller Chair of International and Comparative Labor

Areas of Expertise 

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Magnus Fiskesjö

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Research Interests: Historical and political anthropology; civilizations and barbarians; sovereignty, citizenship, state formations; autonomy and dependence; ethno-politics, ethnicity and ethnonymy in interethnic relations, cultural heritage and archaeology, museums and modernity, East and Southeast Asia (China, Burma, etc.)

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Elias Friedman

Assistant Professor of ILR International & Comparative Labor

Eli's primary areas of interest are China, development, education, globalization, social movements, theory, urbanization, and work and labor. Eli currently has two major research projects, the first of which looks at state responses to worker unrest in China and the development of labor relations institutions. The second project is a study of Chinese urbanization, with a particular focus on access to education for rural to urban migrants.

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Yoshiaki Fujii

Visiting Intern

YOSHIAKI FUJII is a scholar who majors in Early Modern Japanese literature, and specializes in the studies of Japanese thought in Tokugawa period. He is a Ph.D candidate in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, as well as a research fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

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Oliver Gao

Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Gao is an Associate Professor in the graduate fields of 1) Civil and Environmental Engineering (Transportation Systems Engineering), 2) Systems Engineering, 3) Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA), and 4) Air Quality in Earth and Atmospheric Science at Cornell University. His research focuses on transportation systems, environment (especially air quality and climate change), energy, and sustainable development. He also studies sustainable food systems, quantifying and mitigating green-house gas emissions from food supply chains.

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Birgit Geipel

EAP unpaid Intern

 

Birgit Geipel is a PhD-Candidate in the Comparative Literature Department at University of California, Riverside. Her research interests include modern Korean, German and Asian American literature and film. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar of the East Asia Program at Cornell University. She is in the process of writing her dissertation titled “Literary and Cinematic Discourses of National Division and Unification in Korea and Germany”.

EAP Faculty Host: Pedro Erber

Expected Visitation Dates: 4/1/17 to 8/31/2017

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Maofu Gong

Associate Professor of Sports Culture, Chengdu Sport University

Cornell project: The transmission and development of Chinese martial arts in America.

 

Short bio: Maofu Gong earned a Ph.D. in sport culture and society from Beijing Sport University in 2011. He is currently an associate professor of sport culture and society at the Wushu Department of Chengdu Sport University. Gong’s research focuses on Chinese martial arts history and culture, body culture, the sociocultural anthropology of sports, and Chinese traditional exercise regimen culture.

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TJ Hinrichs

Associate Professor, Pre-modern Chinese History

Hinrich's teaching covers China's history from its classical to its modern periods ("Vitality and Power in China," "Medicine and Healing in China"), sometimes concentrating on the early and medieval periods ("The Daoist Tradition") or the late imperial period ("Popular Culture in China," "Society and Religion in China"), and sometimes looking at China and Japan in comparative perspective ("East Asian Martial Arts," "East Asia to 1800" co-taught with Prof. Katsuya Hirano).Her research focuses on the Song period (960-1279 c.e.).

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T. J. Hinrichs

Associate Professor, Pre-modern Chinese History

Interests: Connections between intimate experiences such as illness and personal transformation; communal practices such as medical training and religious rites; and broader historical shifts such as the consolidation of the civil service examination system, commercialization and urbanization, the spread of printing, and the development of landscape painting

Research and Teaching Interests

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Ying HUA

Associate Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis

Dr. Ying Hua came from a background of architecture, building science and behavioral science.

Current Research Activities:

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Ming Huang

Professor of Finance, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Research Interests: Professor Huang's academic research interests have focused mainly on behavioral finance and, in particular, the applications of cognitive psychology to understanding the pricing of financial assets. He has also worked on credit risk and derivatives, on the effects of illiquidity on asset prices, and on the application of auction theory to takeovers.

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Hyun-ho Joo

Associate Professor at Yonsei University

In Spring 2017 the East Asia Program is sponsoring along with the Department of Asian Studies visiting assistant professor Hyun-ho Joo, who will teach ASIAN 2218, Introduction to Korea.

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Ben Judkins, Ph.D.

Formerly Assistant Professor at University of Utah, now a local resident

Project Title: Kung Fu Diplomacy: Soft Power, Martial Arts and the Development of China’s Global Brand

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Peter Katzenstein

Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies

Katzenstein's research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Katzenstein's work addresses issues of political economy, security and culture in world politics. His current research interests focus on the politics of civilizations; on questions of public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; regionalism in world politics; and German politics. Recent books include: Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (Routledge, 2012).

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Marc Keane

Visiting Scholar; Landscape Architect and author of books about Japanese Gardens

Cornell project: To represent EAP in its collaborations with Johnson Museum, Landscape Arch. Dep't. and Cornell Plantations on Asian (Japanese) garden design, to include possible lecturing on the topic.

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Eun-Shil Kim

2015-16 Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor of Korean Studies

Fall 2015 course at Cornell: Studying Contemporary Korea Through Gender and Sexuality (ANTHR 4021/ASIAN 4421/FGSS 4121)

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J. Victor Koschmann

Professor of History

FACULTY EMERITAS

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Jane Marie Law

Associate Professor, Japanese Religions and Ritual Studies

Educational History

 

B.A. University of Colorado at Boulder, Religious Studies and Asian Languages

M.Div., University of Chicago Divinity School

Ph.D. University of Chicago, History of Religions

 

Research Interests

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Liang Lei

Lecturer, School of International Studies, Peking University, China 

Project at Cornell: Analysis of the United States’ Taiwan Strait Policy after the Cold War and Trend of Sino-US Relations

EAP Faculty Host: Xu Xin

Expected visitation dates: 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

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Wei Li

Associate Professor of International Studies, Renmin University

Cornell project: Currency politics and renminbi (RMB) internationalization.

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Shanjun Li

Associate Professor in Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

Shanjun Li is an applied microeconomist with research interests in environmental and energy economics and empirical industrial organization. His research goal is to improve public policy making through understanding the impacts of environmental and energy policies and efficient policy design.

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Kun Liu

Assistant Professor, Dep't. of Chinese Language & Literature, Nankai University

Cornell project: Gender and Cultural study of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature.

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Thomas Lyons

Tom Lyons (Professor of Economics) studies China's recent economic history. He is especially interested in spatial aspects of development, including patterns of regional specialization and interregional trade, spatial disparities in output and consumption, and institutions and policies that shape the spatial structure of the economy. His current project investigates spatial aspects of development in Fujian province, using county-level sources.

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Masaki Matsubara

Advisor, researcher & meditation teacher, BDK America, Moraga California

Cornell project: Plans to work with Professor Law and Ellen Avril (Johnson Museum of Art), on a variety of the projects on teaching Japanese religion with the museum’s tremendously valuable and rare collection.

* Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, “Society for the Promotion of Buddhism”

Expected Visitation Dates: 6/1/16 to 5/31/2017

 

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Daniel Mckee

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies; Japanese Bibliographer, Wason Collection

Research Interests:

Verbal-visual relations, Tokugawa period art and literature, comedy in Japanese art and literature, kyōka and haikai poetry, surimono and haiga.

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Robin McNeal

Program Director of EAP, Associate Professor of Asian Studies

Research Interest: Social organization and mobilization as evidenced in early military treatises, discovered texts, and works of political philosophy from the pre-Qin period. Robin McNeal's current research focuses on myth and narrative in traditional and contemporary China. 

Robin McNeal received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1995, 2000), majoring in ancient Chinese history. His teaching at Cornell includes classical Chinese language, text studies, and history and thought of the pre-imperial and early imperial eras.

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Andrew Mertha

Associate Professor, Government

Research Interests: Andrew Mertha is professor of government, specializing in Chinese and Cambodian politics, particularly on political institutions, the policy process, and the exercise of power. He is the Director of the China and Asia Pacific Studies Program. He is currently working on two projects. The first is an institutional mapping of the organizational structure and policy making process in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, from 1970 to 2003. The second project is a comparison of political rectification, purges, and political indoctrination in China and Cambodia.

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Hirokazu Miyazaki

Professor, Anthropology; Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Research Interests: Anthropology of knowledge, risk, trust, hope, utopia and anti-utopia, materiality, evidence, economic anthropology, social studies of finance, philosophical anthropology, historical anthropology, anthropology of religion, Christianity, gifts and exchange, Fiji, Japan, U.S.

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Mayumi Mizutamari

Assoc. Prof., Modern Japanese Intellectual History, Univ. of Hokkaido

Cornell project: "Political and Existential Themes in the Postwar Writings of Takeda Taijun and Hotta Yoshie."

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Hiroyuki Mori

Professor, College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

Cornell project: A Study of Institutional Economics and Social Disaster

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Tomoyo Nakao

Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Okayama University

Cornell project: The POW issue - clarifying the frustration among POWs, civilian internees, and their descendants

Tomoyo Nakao

Visiting Scholar

Cornell project: The POW issue: to clarify the frustration among POWs, civilian internees, and their descendants.

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Victor Nee

Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor, Sociology; Chairman, Sociology; Director, Ctr. for Study of Economy and Society

Victor Nee's current research interests in economic sociology examines the role of networks and norms in the emergence of economic institutions and organizations:

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An-yi Pan

Associate Professor and Chairman, History of Art

An-yi Pan researches Buddhist Art with special interest in the relation between Chinese intellectual participation in Buddhism and Buddhist painting, Buddhist architecture in relation to precepts, monastic hieratical structure, liturgical as well as spiritual spaces, and trans-continental blossoming of Buddhist teachings and art. He also devotes research to Modern Chinese art and Contemporary Taiwanese art, investigating the impact of colonialism and current geo-political influence on Chinese and Taiwanese art from the late 19th century to now.

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Annelise Riles

Professor of Law and of Anthropology; Jack G. Clarke Chair in Far East Legal Studies; Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture

As an anthropologist, I am attracted to those subjects that seem most resistant to ethnographic study, and as a lawyer, I am committed to anthropology's unique contribution to contemporary legal, political and epistemological debates.  My legal scholarship focuses on the transnational dimensions of laws, markets and culture across the fields of comparative law, conflict of laws, the anthropology of law, public international law and international financial regulation. 

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Kristen Roebuck

Kristin Roebuck is a historian of modern Japan whose research interests encompass the history of the body, medicine and law, race and sexuality, and Japanese international relations.

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Naoki Sakai

Goldwin Smith Professor of Asian Studies; Professor, Comparative Literature

Thematic: Critical Theory and Intellectual History; Nationalism and Colonialism; Race and Ethnicity; Translation; Inscription and Visuality.

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P. Steven Sangren

Professor, Anthropology

Professor Sangren is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Taiwan and China.His earliest published work combines insights drawn from structuralist theory with practice-oriented critiques to illuminate Chinese ritual processes and cosmological symbols.History and Magical Power in a Chinese Community (Stanford), argues that notions of magical power (靈ling) attributed to supernatural entities embody an implicit ideology of social production and an explicit modality of local historical experience.Chinese Sociologics (Athlone) extends this earlier work's primarily Marxian and

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Mark Selden

EAP Courtesy Professor; Emeritus Professor of History and Sociology, Binghamton University

Mark Selden is a Senior Research Associate in the East Asia Program at Cornell University, an editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, and Emeritus Professor of History and Sociology at Binghamton University.

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Victor Seow

Assistant Professor, Department of History

I am a historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century China, with research interests in issues of energy, science and technology, the environment, industry, labor, and state power. My current book project brings together this range of topics in a study of fossil fuels in the making of modern East Asia.

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Mai Shaikhanuar-Cota

Cornell East Asia Series Managing Editor

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Jia Sheng

Professor of History (Modern Chinese & American Intellectual), Xiamen University

Cornell project: Hu Shi’s Experience at Cornell 1910-1915

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Qian Shi

Professor & Vice-Dean, School of Art and Design, Jiangsu University of Technology

Project at Cornell: Cultural communication and integration of China with other countries

EAP Faculty Host: An-Yi Pan

Expected visitation dates: 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017

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Doreen Silva

Administrative Assistant/Fellowship, Travel Grant & Visiting Scholar Coordinator

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Suyoung Son

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Suyoung Son is a literary and cultural historian of early modern China (1500-1900). Her research focuses on the narrative tradition and social practice of writing and reading in the historical conditions of print culture, commercialization, and urbanization. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Publish or Perish: Publishing and the Making of Literature in Seventeenth-Century China, which explores the ways in which the material conditions of print reshaped the production, circulation, and reception of literary texts in the late Ming and early Qing periods.

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Keith Taylor

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Asian Studies

Research interests: Sino-Vietnamese History and Literature, Literacy in Vietnam,

Topics of Interest: 

A comprehensive understanding of the history, culture, relgion, and society of Vietnam

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Koji Toba

Dr. Koji Toba is a Professor of Japanese Literature at the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Waseda University. Initially, he started his research focusing on Abe Kobo and his contemporaries, then gradually extended his field of research to the cultural and political movements of the 1950s. He has been researching circle movements, reportage and documentary films, and authors such as Sugiura Minpei, Ishikawa Jun, Kaiko Takeshi, Fuji Masaharu, Komatsu Sakyo, and Ota Yoko.

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Michael Tomlan

Professor, Director of Historic Perservation Planning, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests: Michael A. Tomlan directs the graduate program in historic preservation planning. He teaches courses that deal with documentation techniques; fieldwork; preservation practice and urban change; the relationships between museums and the public; and preservation, planning, and religion. He assists students in archaeology, architecture, engineering, history, hotel administration, landscape architecture, public affairs, real estate, and urban studies.

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Jeremy Wallace

Associate Professor of Government

 I study authoritarianism, urbanization, and information, with a focus on Chinese politics.  My research centers on questions of authoritarian regime survival and how such regimes--particularly China’s--grapple with threats in two major themes. The first explores the dangers that cities pose to dictators.

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Henry Wan

Professor, Economics

Research interests: International Trade, Trade Dynamics, Trade theory

Xianzhang (Wendy) Wan

Lecturer, College of Physical Education, Shaoxing University

Cornell project: The transmission of traditional Chinese martial arts outside of state-sponsored educational institutions

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Qi Wang

Professor, Human Development; Associate Director EAP

My research interests are at the intersection of cognitive and social development. Integrating developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural perspectives, my research examines the mechanisms underlying the development of a variety of social-cognitive skills including autobiographical memory, self, and emotion knowledge.

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Ding Xiang Warner

Associate Professor, Asian Studies (Pre-modern Chinese Literature)

Research interests: Chinese literature and literary thought from Han dynasty through the early Song, early and medieval Chinese  intellectual history, and the study of textual production and text culture in pre-modern China.

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Liping Wei

Associate Professor Department of Finance, School of Economics and Management, University of Weifang

Project Title: Research on the Relations between Effect of Non-balance Financial Development and Disparity

Short Bio: Liping Wei, is an associate Professor from Weifang University of China, Ph.D. Economics with research interests in Applied Economics, Marxist Economics, and Financial Economics etc. Her research goal is to improve public awareness by making through the relations between finance and the unfair distribution. 

Expected Visitation Dates: 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2017

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Jessica Weiss

Associate Professor of Government; International Faculty Fellow at the Einaudi Center for International Studies

Jessica Chen Weiss is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. She is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014). The dissertation on which it is based won the 2009 American Political Science Association Award for best dissertation in international relations, law and politics.

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John Whitman

Professor, Linguistics

My main interest is the problem of language variation: its limits (how much specific subsystems can vary across languages) and predictors (what typological features co-occur systematically). Exploration of this general problem has led me to work on historical linguistics and language acquisition in addition to my central interest in synchronic syntactic variation across typologically similar languages.                         I work mostly on Japanese, secondly on Korean. I have also done research on Australian languages and German.

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Miseong Woo

Associate Professor, English Language and Literature, Yonsei University

Korea Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor of Korean Studies, fall 2016. 

Fall 2016 Cornell Course:

Korean Modernity and Popular Culture

ASIAN 3377/6677,  Tue. & Thurs. 1:20 - 2:45 PM,  262 Uris Hall

Expected Visitation Dates: 8/1/2016 to 12/31/2016

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Rong Xiao

Assistant Professor of History, University of Shenzhen

Cornell project: Song period medical history, “The Study of Social History in Eastern Jin & Southern Dynasties (317-589): Basic on Medical Classics”.

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YanHong Xie

Assoc. Professor, Chinese contemporary literature, College of Humanities, Changzhou Institute of Technology

Cornell project: The modernization of Chinese literature(1979-1989) in the context of China's modernization.

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Hui Xiong

Professor, Comparative Literature, Southwest University

Cornell project: The Living Experience of Chinese Students Studying in America and Its Influence on the Reformation of Chinese Literature in Early Republic of China.

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Xin Xu

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Government; Sr. Lecturer, CAPS

Xu Xin's research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations. His areas of interest include the identity politics of the Taiwan issue, China’s grand strategy, East Asian security politics, and Olympics and international relations.

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Joshua Young

EAP Program Manager

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Xingzhong Yu

Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Professor in Chinese Law, Cornell Law School

Research Interests: Professor Xingzhong Yu’s academic interests include Chinese law and legal history, social theory, comparative legal philosophy, constitutional law, and cultural studies of law.  

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Xiaomeng Zeng

Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, Shaanxi Normal University

Cornell project: The Research of the United States in Chinese Classics of Pre-Qin Period.

Short Bio: Xiaomeng Zeng received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Shaanxi Normal University in China (2005, 2008), majoring in ancient Chinese literature. She taught at the Shaanxi Normal University from 2005. Her teaching includes ancient Chinese literature, Chinese as a foreign language. She is currently working on a project, The Cultural Interpretation of Ancient Classics in Pre-Qin Period Which Quoted from “Book of Songs”. She is also interested in ancient thought and culture.

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Jan Zeserson

EAP Courtesy Professor, Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP)

Specializations:Intersection and negotiation of professional and folk explanations of illness; Ethnographic research methods; Japanese language and culture.

Jan teaches Japanese culture courses to incarcerated college students, for Cornell, through the Cornell Prison Education Program.  Her office is located in G02D-3 Uris Hall on the Cornell central campus.

Expected Visitation Dates: 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2017

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Ke Zhao

Professor of Humanities and Social Science, National University of Defense Technology, China.

Zhao ke received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from Sichuan University, majoring in urban history of modern China. He taught modern Chinese history in humanities and social science college of National University of Defense Technology from 2000. His research focuses on the municipal reform movement in 1920s-1930s, especially American-trained urban planners group in 1920s. He is also interested in intellectuals of modern China.

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Liren Zheng

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies; Curator, Wason Collection

Curator The Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia Cornell University Library 2006 - the Present

Curator The Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Research and Documentation Center Ohio University Library 1998 - 2006

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Qinghua Zhuang

Associate Professor of Chinese Literature and Communication, Tan Kah Kee College, Xiamen University

Cornell project: to conduct research and produce a book-length study of the mutually influencing relationship between Puxian opera (a form of regional drama) and Puxian local culture.

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Jack (John) Zinda

Assistant Professor of Development Sociology

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University. As an environmental sociologist, I study and teach about how people make and respond to environmental change and how groups of people do or do not work out concerns about the material world. My research focuses on the transformations that accompany efforts to change rural livelihoods and conserve natural resources in China.