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Xianjing Gong

Xianjing Gong

Visiting Scholar

Xianjing Gong is a Professor of translation and comparative literature in the Foreign language school at Huazhong Agricultural University. She holds an M.A. from Central Normal University and  Ph.D. from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Her research interests are translation studies, multilingualism, foreign language education.

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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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: 6/1/2018 to 5/31/2019



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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