Michael Bourdaghs

Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The College
Chair, Committee on Japanese Studies, CEAS

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 Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Susan Burns

Professor
Department of History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The College

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 profile at the University of Chicago's Department of History.


Kyeong-Hee Choi

Associate Professor of Modern Korean Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Chair, Committee on Korean Studies, CEAS

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 throughout the Cold War period.

For more information, visit Professor Choi's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization website.


Paul Copp

Associate Professor in Chinese Religion and Thought
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301G
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1689

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 Professor Copp's profile at the University of Chicago's East Asian Languages and Civilizations page.


Jacob Eyferth

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

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

Professor Eyferth is a 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 Professor Eyferth's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of History.


Ariel Fox

Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

Professor Fox's work explores the intersection of literary and economic imaginaries in late imperial China. She is particularly interested in the ways in which literary genres helped late imperial audiences understand and negotiate an emergent global economy.

For more information, visit Professor Fox's profile at the University of Chicago'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 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 profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Paola Iovene

Associate Professor in Chinese Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations;
Director of Graduate Studies

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

Professor Iovene's work focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century Chinese literature and film. Her 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, visit Professor Iovene's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Jieun Kim

Korean Language Program Director
Senior Lecturer in Korean Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1010 E 59th St
Classics 417
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-4683

Professor Kim is the Director of the Korean Language Program and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Yi-Lu Kuo

Associate Instructional Professor in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

5845 S Ellis Ave
Gates-Blake 231
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-2110

Yi-Lu Kuo is an Associate Instructional Professor in Chinese language at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Yungti Li

Associate Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Walker 001
(773) 834-4521

Professor Li’s research focuses on the archaeology of Bronze Age China; craft specialization and production, with a specialization 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, visit Professor Li's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Hoyt Long

Professor of Japanese Literature,
Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations,
Interim Director of the Japanese Language Program,

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 Professor Long's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Haun Saussy

University Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
and the Committee on Social Thought

1010 E 59th St
Classics 116
Chicago, IL, 60637
(773) 702-4803

Professor Saussy's primary teaching and research interests include classical Chinese poetry and commentary, literary theory, comparative study of oral traditions, problems of translation, pre-twentieth-century medi history, and ethnography and ethics of medical care.

For more information, visit Professor Saussy's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Edward Shaughnessy

Lorraine J. & Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor in Early Chinese Studies
Director of Graduate 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 include 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, visit Professor Shaughnessy's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Laura Skosey

Lecturer in Classical Chinese Language
Lecturer in Ancient Chinese Law
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Law School

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

Professor Skosey is an Assistant Instructional Professor of Classical Chinese language and is a specialist of ancient Chinese law at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Melissa Van Wyk

Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Wb 301I
773-834-1847

Professor Van Wyk's research focuses on early modern theater and performance, misemono spectacle shows, print and visual culture, disability studies, performance studies, and intersections between literature, theater, science, technology and medicine.

For more information, visit Profesor Van Wyk's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations website


Hung Wu

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Art History
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The College
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 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, visit Professor Wu's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of Art History.


Shan Xiang

Associate Instructional Professor in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Gates Blake 230
5845 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-2107

Shan Xiang is an Associate Instructional Professor in Chinese Language at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Jun Yang

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

1010 E 59th St
Classics 416
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1713

Professor Yang is the Director of the Chinese language and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago's Department for East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Yujia Ye

Assistant Instructional Professor in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

1050 E 59th St,
Wieboldt 301D
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0778

Yujia Ye is an Assistant Instructional Professor in Chinese language at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations


Judith Zeitlin

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Theater and Performance Studies
The College
Chair, Committee on Chinese Studies, CEAS

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

Professor Zeitlin's 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, visit Professor Zeitlin's profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.