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Visiting scholars

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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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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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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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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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Michiko Mae

Michiko Mae is a Professor of Modern Japanese culture and literature at the University of Dusseldorf in Germany. 

Cornell projects: 1. The Japanese modernization process and the women’s movement in Japan

                         2. Transcultural literature in Japan: Tawada Yoko (Levy Hideo, and Lee Yangji)

Faculty Host: Brett de Bary, Department of Asian Studies

Expected visitation dates: 8/1/17 - 10/31/17

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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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Ming XU

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Ming Xu is a Professor and the Dean of Labor and Social Security Department at China Youth University of Political Science. He received an MA in management (Public management) from Zhengzhou University and a PhD in labor Economics from Capital university of economic and Business. Dr. Xu is an expert in human resource management and development, which includes management consulting, entrepreneurial tutoring, national professional skills appraisal examining and identification proposition.

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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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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.