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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.

Mitsuhiro Hayashi

Mitsuhiro Hayashi

His research focuses on Media Theory, Modern Social Theory, Poststructuralism and East Asian Studies. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo. He co-authored The Condition of Cultural Sociology: Intellectuals and People in the twentieth Century Japan (Nihon Tosho Center, 2014) and Digital Studies: Media City (University of Tokyo Press, 2015).

Focus of study: Ontology of Sovereignty; Imagined Communities and Phatic Communities: Ontopower; Politics of Affection; Modernity in East Asia

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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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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: 6/1/2017 to 5/31/2018



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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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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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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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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: 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018

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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.