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Nick Admussen

Nick Admussen

Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, Director of the Contemporary China Initiative (2018-2019)

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 Chinese literature and culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His research applies close reading, translation, techniques from sociology, and literary theory in an attempt to read and understand contemporary poetry, and by extension to invent and refine methods of interpretation through which people separated by linguistic or political distance can come to understand one another.

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Andrea Bachner

Associate 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

Panle Jia Barwick is an associate professor in the Economics Department at Cornell University and a faculty research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are empirical industrial organization, applied econometrics, and Chinese economy. Her research has focused on three main topics: the effect of firm entry on market structure, the welfare consequences of market inefficiencies, and the application of new estimation techniques to empirical studies.

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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.

Larry Brown

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.


Andrew Campana

Post-Doctoral Associate

Andrew Campana is a scholar of modern and contemporary Japanese literature and media. His research centers on exploring the possibilities and impossibilities of expression at moments of media transition, focusing in particular on poetry, digital media, and disability. In his current book project on Japanese poetry across media, he engages with expanded poetic practice from the 1920s to the present as a site where poets in Japan embraced and grappled with new media technologies like film, tape recording, television, and the internet.

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Allen Carlson

Associate Professor, Government

Allen Carlson is an Associate Professor in Cornell University’s Government Department. He was granted his PhD from Yale University’s Political Science Department. His undergraduate degree is from Colby College. In 2005 he was chosen to participate in the National Committee’s Public Intellectuals Program, and he currently serves as Director of Cornell’s China and Asia Pacific Studies program and advisor of its East Asia Program.

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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

Historical U.S. - China Relations - FACULTY EMERITAS

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- .

Sharing honors for the “Emmy  Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Documentary Research” ("Declassified:  Nixon in China"),  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


Hu Shih Professor Emeritus of Chinese History. FACULTY EMERITAS


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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

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


Yue (Mara) Du

Assistant Professor of History

Mara Du’s research focuses on the history of modern China (17th century – present), particularly on law, gender, and state-building. Her book manuscript in process, State Is Family: State-Sponsored Filiality and China’s Empire-to-Nation Transformation, explores how the Qing empire (1644-1911) legitimized itself and governed its subjects through the legalized cult of filial piety.

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Pedro Erber

Program Director of EAP, Associate Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies, Department of Romance Studies

(2019-2020 on leave) 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.


Jennifer Fields

Administrative Assistant

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Gary Fields

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

Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He is the 2014 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the top world-wide award in the field. He has been an Ivy League teacher and professor for more than forty years. After receiving Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Michigan, he became an assistant professor at Yale University at age 25 and an associate professor at age 29. Two years later, he took up a tenured professorship at Cornell University.

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Magnus Fiskesjö

Associate Professor, Anthropology

General anthropology; historical and political anthropology; civilizations and barbarians; sovereignty, state power, citizenship; autonomy; slavery; ethno-politics and interethnic relations; archaeology; cultural heritage, museums and modernity; East and Southeast Asia (China, Burma, etc.), also Europe.

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Elias Friedman

Associate 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.

Oliver Gao

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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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

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.

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Ying Hua

Associate Professor Design and Environmental Analysis; Codirector, International Workplace Studies Program

Dr. Ying Hua came from a background of architecture, building science and behavioral science. Dr. Hua has been conducting research on methodology for post-occupancy evaluation (POE); interaction between occupants and building systems and resulted influence on building performance; and impact of workplace concepts on behavioral and organizational outcomes. She is also studying strategies to engage and motivate multiple stakeholders in sustainable building practice and in resilience building efforts in multiple building markets in the U.S., Japan, and China. 

Ming Huang

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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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- The focal point of my research is the nexus between  political thought and action, primarily but not exclusively in  twentieth-century Japan.  In my most recent work I have explored new perspectives on thought and action  during Japan’s  war years (1931-45), in the context of such themes as pan-Asianism, the  discourse on economic ethics, colonialism, and leftwing movements.

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Amala Lane

Program Initiatives Coordinator

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Jane Marie Law

Associate Professor, Asian Studies (Japanese Religions and Ritual Studies)

"All of my research explores the interface between living communities and religious ideologies and praxis, with fieldwork as a core methodology. My early work focused on the ritual uses of human effigies in Japan, and explored how puppetry represents a kind of ritual logic.

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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


Shanjun Li

Shanjun Li

Associate Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (environmental and energy economics and sustainable enterprise); co-director of Cornell Institute for China Economic Research

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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Wei Li

Associate Professor of International Studies, Renmin University

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

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Jiang Li

Research Intern

Jiang Li received his M.A. from Hunan University of China (2018), majoring in ancient Chinese history. Now, he is a doctoral candidate of Hunan University.Jiang Li's research interest is Neo-Confucianism specially concentrating on the philosophy of Chuhsi. His current research focuses on the philosophy of Ming. 


Expected Visitation Dates: 10/26/2019 to 10/25/2020


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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

Professor of Economics

Tom Lyons 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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Hongyun Lyu

Hongyun Lyu is a Master Graduate student in the Department of History at East China Normal University. His research focuses on the modern Chinese history, especially rebellions in twentieth century China, Si Qing Movement and cultural revolution in rural china (Hebei, Hubei and Guangdong), and the electricity in Chinese History. Now he is currently working on the Taking and Resisting the Household Survey in Southeast China, 1909-1911.

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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: 6/1/2019 to 5/31/2020



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Daniel Mckee

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

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


Fall 2019

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Robin McNeal

Associate Professor of Asian Studies

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. Research interests: 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. 


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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

Tomoyo Nakao

Visiting Scholar

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

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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

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Victor Nee

Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor, 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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Carles Prado-Fonts

Carles Prado-Fonts is an Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.  He holds an M.A. from the University of Westminster, London; a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Ph.D. from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. His research interests are modern Chinese and Sinophone literatures, East-West studies, and translation studies.

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Yan Qin

Visiting Scholar

Yan Qin is a lecturer at Taiyuan University of Technology, in the School of Government Management. She earned her Ph.D in Political Science from Peking University in 2012. Her current teaching includes Ancient Chinese Political Systems, History of Western Administrative Policy, and Logic. Qin's research interests center on Political Socialization and Rural Politics and her current research project is titled Social Rights in the Context of Citizenship.


Expected Visitation Dates: 10/3/19 - 3/24/20

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Annelise Riles

Professor of Law and of Anthropology; Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies; Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture; founder and director of Meridian 180


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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Kristin Roebuck

Assistant Professor, History

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.Kristin is drafting a book manuscript entitled Japan Reborn: Mixed-Race Children and the Family of Nations after World War II.

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Naoki Sakai

Goldwin Smith Professor of Asian Studies; Professor, Comparative Literature

Naoki Sakai teaches in the departments of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies and is a member of the graduate field of History at Cornell University. He has published in a number of languages in the fields of comparative literature, intellectual history, translation studies, the studies of racism and nationalism, and the histories of semiotic and literary multitude - speech, writing, corporeal expressions, calligraphic regimes, and phonographic traditions.

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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

Former Cornell faculty.

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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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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

K. W. Taylor is Professor of Sino-Vietnamese Cultural Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University. He has published several books and many articles about Vietnamese history and literature, most recently A History of the Vietnamese (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has pioneered the teaching in North America of literary Vietnamese in the character script based on literary Chinese called chữ Nôm.

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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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Chiung-wen Tsao

Chiung-wen Tsao is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Business and Management at the National University of Tainan in Taiwan, R.O.C.

Project at Cornell: Family founder/CEO values, organizational competiveness, and HRM practices: A comparative study of western and eastern family business.

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Jeremy Wallace

Associate Professor of Government

Studies 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.

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 and Chairperson, Human Development

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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Huiqin Wang

EAP Visiting Scholar

Huiqin Wang is a special-class teacher and senior professor in Zhejiang Province and currently acts as the principal of Lu Xun Primary School in Shaoxing. She has attended observation lessons and demonstration lessons many times in provincial and municipal teacher training, and has also given lectures in provincial-level principal or teacher training many times. More than 90 papers have been published in the national and provincial journals, and subject achievements include 3 provincial-level first or second prize and 7 city-level first prize.

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Ding Xiang Warner

Professor, Asian Studies (Pre-modern Chinese Literature)

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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Jessica Chen 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; Program Manager for the China and Asia-Pacific Studies program (CAPS)

Xin Xu'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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Dongwei Yang

Visiting Scholar

Dongwei Yang is a Ph.D candidate from Renmin University of China. He holds an M.A. in comparative literature from Southwest University in China. His research interests are modern and contemporary Chinese poetry and translation studies. At Cornell, his study centers on contemporary Chinese poetry in the United States and focuses on the poets living in America who still insist on writing poetry in Chinese. He is also a translator and has translated English poetry and poetic theories into Chinese.


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Joshua Young

EAP Program Manager

Joshua Young holds a doctorate in Japanese literature, with a scholarly focus on early modern and modern performance and intellectual history. As a postdoc he worked for several years on developing several multilingual digital humanities projects that brought together theater history scholars and their work from around the world. 

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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: 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2020

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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 PresentCurator 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

John Zinda studies social and environmental change, primarily in rural China. His research and teaching examine how state policies and community practices intersect to shape livelihoods and landscapes in contexts of agricultural development programs, afforestation efforts, biodiversity conservation, tourism operations, and labor migration.