Susan Burns

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


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 his page at the University of Chicago's Department of History.


Guy Alitto

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

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.


Michael Bourdaghs

Robert S. Ingersoll Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The College

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.


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, see 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
Weiboldt 301G
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 of Chicago's East Asian Languages and Civilizations page.


Ariel Fox

Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

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 her page at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Donald Harper

Centennial Professor of Chinese Studies and Chair,
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 page 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

1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301K
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, see her page at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


James Ketelaar

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

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

Professor Ketelaar is a 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 of Chicago's Department of History for more information.


Jieun Kim

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

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

Jieun Kim is a lecturer in Korean language at the University's of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Yi-Lu Kuo

Lecturer 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 a lecturer in Chinese language at the University of Chicago's 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

5845 S Ellis Ave
Gates-Blake 231
Chicago, IL, 60637

Meng Li is a Lecturer in Chinese language in the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. 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

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, see his page at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Hoyt Long

Associate Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

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 University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Harumi Lory

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

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

Harumi Lory is a Senior Lecturer of Japanese language at the University of Chicago's Department of  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 textbooks.


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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 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, please see his page at the University of Chicago'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


Dr. 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 of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Xiaorong Wang

Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Gates-Blake 230
5845 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Xiaorong Wang's teaching and research interests include Chinese language pedagogy, curriculum design and instructions, performance-based learning, hybrid learning and other computer-assisted learning, Chinese film, and culinary culture. For more information, please visit the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Youqin Wang

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

1010 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, please visit the University of Chicago's 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
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 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, please visit his profile at the University of Chicago's Department of Art History.


Shan Xiang

Lecturer 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 a lecturer in Chinese language and a pedagogist, whose methods involve applying modern technology in Chinese classrooms. For more information, see 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

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

Jun Yang is a Senior Lecturer of Chinese language and the Director of the Chinese Language Program. His research interests include Chinese lingistics, second language acquisition, and discourse analysis. He is also interested in Chinese language pedagogy and foreign language evaluation. For more information, please visit the University of Chicago's Department for 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

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, please see her profile at the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.