East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Susan Burns

Associate Professor
Department of History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Director, Center for East Asian Studies

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 221
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8934

Professor Burns focuses on 19th century Japanese history, specifically the period between the Tokugawa era and the end of the Meiji period, and also the role of Western medicine in the lives of Japanese women. For more information, visit Professor Burns's page at the University of Chicago's Department of History.


Guy Alitto

Associate Professor
Department of History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 211
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8390

Professor Alitto is a specialist of modern Chinese intellectual history, and has also done extensive work on Chinese cultural history as it pertains to rural and village communities. For more information, visit Professor Alitto's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of History.

Guy Alitto

Michael Bourdaghs

Professor
Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301L
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1710

Professor Bourdaghs focuses on Japanese literature and cultural history, including Japanese popular music. He also explores the connection between literature and politics through the lens of critical theory. For more information, visit Professor Bourdaghs's profile at the University of Chicago's East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Fangpei Cai

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301D
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1713

Professor Cai is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Languages researches Taoist philosophy, and also the potential of emerging technologies in language pedagogy. 

Fangpei Cai

Kyeong-Hee Choi

Associate Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301B
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1707

Professor Choi's research analyzes the effects of Japanese imperial rule on the citizens of Korea, and the complex processes of democratization that took place through the Cold War period. For more information, see Professor Choi's profile at the university's East Asian Languages and Civilization website.


Paul Copp

Associate Professor in Chinese Religion and Thought
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Chair, Committee on Chinese Studies, CEAS

1050 E 59th St
Weiboldt 301J
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1689

Professor Copp is an historian focusing on the material sources of Chinese religion from the eighth through the twelfth centuries. He also publishes on Chinese religion and philosophy, with and eye towards paleology. For more information, visit his page at the university's East Asian Languages and Civilizations page.


Jacob Eyferth

Associate Professor in Chinese History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Department of History

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301H
Chicago, IL, 60637
(773) 834-1677

Professor Eyferth is an historian specializing in the non-elite peoples of China during the twentieth century, particularly the effects of industrialization, collectivization, and revolution on the lives of Chinese women. For more information, see his page at the university's Department of History.


Ariel Fox

Assistant Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301-J
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7030

Professor Fox is a specialist of Chinese literature and is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. For more information, visit her page at the university's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Donald Harper

Centennial Professor of Chinese Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St.
Wieboldt 124
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8533

Professor Harper is the Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, and studies early Chinese civilization, the history of science, philosophy, and religion. He is also a member of the Creel Center for Chinese Paleography. For more information, visit Professor Harper's page at the University of Chicago's East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Paola Iovene

Associate Professor in Chinese Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301K
Chicago, IL, 60615
(773) 834-1847

Paola Iovene is a professor at the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Her work focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century Chinese literature and film. Areas of research include contemporary Chinese fiction and criticism; popular science; conceptions of Chinese realism, modernism, and avant-garde; the translation of foreign literature in socialist China; narrative temporality in fiction and film; late 1940s cinema; opera film; and post-1989 Chinese independent documentary film. For more information, see her EALC page.

Paola Iovene

Yoko Katagiri

Lecturer in Japanese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301A
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1796

Yoko Katagiri is a lecturer in Japanese language and a integral member at the Japanese Student Association.


James Ketelaar

Professor
Department of History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 513
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-0763

James Ketelaar is an historian whose specialities include the religious, philosophical, and intellecutal history of Japan. He is currently finishing a book on the importance of the barbarian and the frontier in the construction of Japanese national identity and national history: Ezo: A History of Japan's Eastern Frontier (Princeton, forthcoming). Visit his page at the university's Department of History, for more information.


Jieun Kim

Lecturer in Korean Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizaitons

1050 E 59th St
Classics 417
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-4683

Professor Jieun Kim is a lecturer in Korean language at the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Jieun Kim

Yi-Lu Kuo

Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Gates-Blake 128
5845 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-2110

Yi-Lu Kuo is a lecturer in Chinese language at the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and focuses on pedagogical techniques of second-language acquisition.


Meng Li

Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Gates-Blake 124
Chicago, IL, 60637

Meng Li is teaching Chinese language as Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations, at the University of Chicago. She maintains the following research interests: Russian Émigré literature in China; Russian Émigrés in China; Chinese students who studied in the Soviet Union in the 1950s-1960s.


Yungti Li

Associate Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301-I
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-4521

Yung-Ti Li’s research interests focus on the archaeology of Bronze Age China; craft specialization and production, with a focus on bronze casting technology; and the rise of social complexity, regional interaction, and state formation in ancient China. His current work encompasses the study of state-sponsored bronze production at Houma of the Eastern Zhou period, as well as the research and writing of “Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5, Part 14: Non-Ferrous Metallurgy,” for the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, England. For more information, see his page at the Department of East Asian languages and Civilizations.

Yungti Li

Hoyt Long

Associate Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Chair, Committee on Japanese Studies, CEAS

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301C
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1868

Professor Long's research and teaching interests include modern Japanese literature, regional and subnational literatures, publishing history, environmental history and criticism, media theory, and digital humanities. His first book, On Uneven Ground: Miyazawa Kenji and the Making of Place in Modern Japan (2011), examines the ways in which artistic and literary activity intersected with ideas about place and locality in Japan’s prewar period. He is currently working on a project that considers postal technologies of late-19th- and early-20th-century Japan as forms of “new media.” He is focusing on the ways these technologies impacted practices of writing—literary or otherwise—and how they may or may not have altered established patterns and ideas of social association and communication. For more information, visit his page at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Harumi Lory

Senior Lecturer
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301A
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 864-1796

Harumi Lory is a Senior Lecturer of Japanese at the university's East Asian Languages and Civilizations. She helped develop a searchable web-based teaching tool of kanji, Kanji alive and the “Sound on-line” project which provides students with audio files of the dialogues and exercises in the textbook through the University e-learning web site Chalk.


Misa Miyachi

Lecturer
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301 M
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-5805

Professor Misa Miyachi is a lecturer in Japanese. She is a part of the university's department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Won Kyung Na

Lecturer
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Cl 417
773-834-4683

Professor Wong-Kyung Na is a lecturer of Korean language at the university's department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and also researches language pedagogy.


Hiroyoshi Noto

Senior Lecturer
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301M
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-5805

Professor Noto is a lecturer of Japanese language and is the Director of the Japanese Language Program at the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He also investigates the cultural aspects of business in modern Japan.


Edward Shaughnessy

Lorraine J. & Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor in Early Chinese Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 409B
Chicago, IL, 60637
(773) 702-5801

Professor Shaughnessy is a renowned scholar of ancient China who studies China's archaeologically recovered texts as well as the literary traditions in which they were born. In his own work Shaughnessy combines these areas of expertise, though when he teaches, he separates them, offering seminars on oracle-bone inscriptions, bronze inscriptions and bamboo-strip inscriptions, as well as classes on the Yi jing, Shi jing and Shang shu. His own personal interests lie heavily in bronze inscriptions and the Zhou Yi, both of which reached their full maturity toward the end of the Western Zhou period (1045 to 771 B.C.E.). For more information, check out his profile at the university's department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Laura Skosey

Lecturer
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301
Chicago, IL, 60637
(773) 702-1255

Professor Skosey is a lecturer of Classical Chinese language and is a specialist of ancient Chinese law. For more information, visit her page at the university's Booth School of Business, or the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Xiaorong Wang

Lecturer in Chinese Language


Youqin Wang

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 East 59th Street
Classics 416
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-0778

Professor Wang is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese language and utilizes computer technology for language learning. Her research also focuses on cultural comparison, and "the history of the Chinese Cultural Revolution." For more information, visit the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Hung Wu

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Art History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Director, Center for the Art of East Asia
Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art.

5540 S Greenwood Ave
CWAC 274
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-0274

Professor Hung Wu focuses on early Chinese art and relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory, and political discourses. Professor Wu is also the Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia and a Consulting Curator for the Smart Museum of Art. For more information, check out his profile at the university's Department of Art History.


Shan Xiang

Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Gates Blake 127
5845 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-2107

Professor Shan Xiang is a lecturer of Chinese language and pedagogist, whose methods involve applying modern technology in Chinese classrooms. For more information, see the university's department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Jun Yang

EALC Director of Language Programs
Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301D
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-834-1713

Professor Jun Yang is a Senior Lecturer of Chinese Languages and the Director of the department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His research interests include Chinese lingistics, second language acquisition, and discourse analysis. He is also very interested in Chinese language pedagogy and foreign language evaluation. For more information, check out the EALC webpage, or his Google Scholar profile for a list of his publications.


Judith Zeitlin

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Theater and Performance Studies
The College

1050 East 59th Street
Wieboldt 406
Chicago, IL, 60637
(773) 834-1990

Professor Judith Zeitlin is the chair of the University's Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations. Her publications include "Historian of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale" and "Shared Dreams: The Story of the Three Wives' Commentary on The Peony Pavilion." She is currently working on a book on ghosts and the Chinese literary imagination, and her research interests also include gender and sexuality and the intersection of literature and medicine, particularly the case history. For more information, check out her profile at the university's department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.