Faculty Members of CEAS

Donald Harper

Centennial Professor of Chinese Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Director, Center for East Asian Studies

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.


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.


Susan Burns

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

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.


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

Anthony Cheung

Assistant Professor
Department of Music

1010 E 59th St
Goodspeed Hall 113
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9055

Professor Cheung is a pianist and music composer with interests in jazz improvisation, tonality, and electronic instrumentation. For more information, visit Professor Cheung's profile at the university's Department of Music, or his personal webpage.

Anthony Cheung

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.


Julie Y. Chu

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

1126 E 59th St
Haskell 331
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7708

Professor Chu is a social anthropologist who specializes in the economic effects of industrialization on Chinese culture. She also does ethnographic fieldwork focusing on Chinese urbanization and migration patterns. For more information, visit her page at the university's Department of Anthropology.

Julie Y. Chu

Lin William Cong

Assistant Professor
Booth School of Business

5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1436

Professor Cong is a specialist entrepreneurial finance and Chinese market efficiency. He also researches credit allocation and the dynamics of asset prices. For more information, visit his page at the university's Booth School of Business.


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.


Bruce Cumings

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor
Department of History
Chair, Committee on Korean Studies, CEAS

1116 E 59th St
HM E 682
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1818

Professor Cumings is a specialist in twentieth century Korean history, and writes on contemporary international affairs. He is also the editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Korea. For more information, visit his page at the university's Department of History, or his page at The Nation magazine's website, where you can see his commentary on contemporary affairs.


Xinyu Dong

Assistant Professor
Department of Cinema and Media Studies

5845 S Ellis Ave
Gates-Blake 416
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-4241

Professor Dong researches the aesthetics of Chinese cinema from a historical perspective, and within an international context. For more information, see her profile at the university's Department of Cinema and Media Studies.


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.


Michael Fisch

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

5836 S Greenwood Ave
Haskell 134
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2128

Michael Fisch is a professor of anthropology whose research focuses on the effects of technology, nature, and culture on Japanese society. He is currently working on an intitative to develop alternatives to protective seawalls along Japan's coastline. For more information, visit his profile at the university's Department of Anthropology.


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. She also writes about Chinese economics from the Six Dynasties period, onwards. For more information, visit her page at the university's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Chelsea Foxwell

Assistant Professor
Department of Art History

5540 S Greenwood Ave
Cochrane-Woods Art Center 265
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7946

Professor Foxwell is an art historian at the university's Department of Art History whose work focuses on Japan’s artistic interactions with the rest of East Asia and beyond, nihonga and yōga; “export art” and the world’s fairs; practices of image circulation, exhibition, and display; and the relationship between image-making and the kabuki theater. For more information, visit her page at the Art History Department, or her page at the University of Chicago press.


Thomas Ginsburg

Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, The Law School
Professor, Department of Political Science

1111 E. 60th St, Room 509
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-3087

Tim Ginsburg is a professor at the university's Law School, where he teaches contemporary and international law. He is also on the board of the Comparative Constitutions Project, which examines the constitutions of every independent nation-state since 1789. For more information, visit his page at the university's Law School.


Susan Goldin-Meadow

Bearsdley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Psychology

5848 S University Ave
Chicago, IL, 60637
(773) 702-2585

Susan Goldin-Meadow is the Bearsdley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology and Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago. As a developmental psychologist, she studies the role of language and gesture in communication in both children and adults. For more information, visit her page at the university's Department of Psychology, or the page of her laboratory, the eponymous Goldin-Meadow Lab.


James Hevia

Professor
Department of History

5845 S Ellis Ave
Gates-Blake Hall 116
Chicago, IL, 60637
(773) 834-7585

Professor Hevia's is an historian whose research has focused on empire and imperialism in eastern and central Asia. Primarily dealing with the British Empire in India and southeast Asia and the Qing empire in China, his specific concerns have been with the causes and justifications for conflict; how empire in Asia became normalized within Europe through markets, exhibitions, and various forms of public media; and how the events of the nineteenth century are remembered in contemporary China. For more information, see his page at the university's Department of History.

James Hevia

Dwight Hopkins

Professor
The Divinity School

1025 E 58th St
Swift Hall 304
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-0006

Professor Hopkins is a theologian working in the areas of contemporary models of theology, various forms of liberation theologies (especially black and other third-world manifestations), and East-West cross-cultural comparisons. For more information, see his page at the university's Divinity School. 

Dwight Hopkins

Christopher K. Hsee

Theodore O. Yntema Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing
Booth School of Business

5807 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-7728

Christopher Hsee is a Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the Booth School, where he specializes in social factors affecting the decision-making habits of consumers. See his page at the Booth School, for more information.

Christopher Hsee

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Windkelried Professor of Economics
Booth School of Business

5807 S Woodlawn Ave
Room 517
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-0590

Chang Tai-Hsieh is a professor at the university's Booth School, where he conducts research on growth and development. For a list of his publications, see his personal website, or his page at the university.

Chang-Tai Hsieh

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

Matthew Kapstein

Numata Visiting Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and the History of Religions
Divinity School

1025 E. 58th St.
Swift Hall 303B
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8266

Matthew Kapstein is a professor at the university's Divinity School and he specializes in the history of Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet, as well as in the cultural history of Tibetan Buddhism more generally. He regularly teaches Contemporary Theories in the Study of Religion in the History of Religions program, and Introduction to the Philosophies of India in Philosophy of Religions. Visit his personal webpage for more information.


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.


Cheol-Sung Lee

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 422
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1411

Professor Cheol-Sung Lee is a sociologist who specializes in the evolution and transformation of modern welfare states, especially how they are shaped by social forces and how they shape stratification outcomes. For more information, visit his page at the Department of Sociology.


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

Wei-Cheng Lin

Associate Professor
Department of Art History

268 Cochrane Woods Art Center
5540 S Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-0268

Professor Wei-Cheng Lin specializes in the history of Chinese art and architecture, with a focus on medieval periods. His primary interests in research are visual and material cultural issues in Buddhist art and architecture and China’s funerary practice through history. His current book project, “Performative Architecture of China,” investigates the ways in which Chinese architecture can be considered as actively engaging its users by structuring, affecting, evoking, or shaping their spatial senses and imagination. It explores architecture’s performative potential through history and the meanings enacted through such architectural performance. For more information, visit his page at the Department of Art History.


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

Professor 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.


Kenneth Pomeranz

University Professor
Department of History

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 218
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-4247

Professor Kenneth Pomeranz's work focuses mostly on China, though he is also very interested in comparative and world history, particularly long-term global economic trends. Most of his research is in social, economic, and environmental history, though he has also worked on state formation, imperialism, religion, gender, and other topics. His publications include The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (2000), which won the John K. Fairbank Prize from the American Historical Association, and shared the World History Association book prize. For more information, see his page at the Department of History.


Johanna Ransmeier

Assistant Professor
Department of History and the College

1126 E. 59th Street
SS Box 74
Chicago, IL 60637

Professor Ransmeier researches local practices revealed in police and judicial records and the intersection of law and family life in modern China. Currently, she is completing a book on the practice of selling people in North China during the Late Qing and Republican periods, the first such work to be devoted to the subject of slavery and human trafficking in China during this period. Her research efforts within China’s judicial archives have also led her to new areas of interest extending beyond trafficking cases. For more information, visit her page at the university's Department of History.

Johanna Ransmeier

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.


Richard Jean So

Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literature

1115 E 58th St
Walker 518
Chicago, IL, 60637

Professor Richard Jean So specializes in modern American literature in an international context. He focuses on the Asia-Pacific world, which spans American, Asian American, and East Asian cultures. He currently examines patterns of political and literary exchange between American and Chinese writers and intellectuals during the interwar period. His other interests include modern U.S. democratic theory, Chinese Communist cultures, translation studies, theory of the novel, race and diaspora studies, and “cultural transnationalism” as it continues to evolve as a conceptual category. For more information, check out his page at the university's Department of English Language and Literature.


Xi Song

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 422
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-0335

Professor Song analyzes the origin of social inequality from a multigenerational perspective. The overarching question that guides her research is the rise and fall of families: Why do some families successfully preserve their social advantages over a long period of time while others fall into oblivion? Her recent work draws on genealogical data from as many as 16 generations of imperial and peasant families in historical China to explore how families maintain, change, and reproduce their social statuses. She is now extending her work to the context of the United States and several other societies, from a broader perspective that addresses macro-level social changes in fertility, mortality, and family structure, and micro-level patterns of families’ social mobility. For more information, check out her personal webpage, or her profile at the university's Department of Sociology.


Ruey S. Tsay

H.G.B. Alexander Professor of Econometrics and Statistics
Booth School of Business

5807 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-6750

Professor Tsay studies business and economic forecasting, big data analysis, risk modeling and management, credit ratings, and process control. Tsay's research aims at finding the dynamic relationships between variables and how to extract information from messy data. For more information, visit his page at the university's Booth School of Business.


Grace Tsiang

Senior Lecturer
Department of Economics

1126 E 59th St
Rosenwald 229A
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-3410

Professor Tsiang studies labor economics and the dynamics of spatial wage distributions. For more information, visit her page at the university's Department of Economics.


Katherine Tsiang

Associate Director, Center for the Art of East Asia
Department of Art History

5540 S Greenwood Ave
CWAC 166
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1060

Katherine Tsiang is the Associate Director of Center for East Asian Art, while her research concentrates on the fields of Chinese Buddhist art, Chinese ceramics and material culture, and cultural interactions and political rhetoric in the production of art in medieval China. Her professional experience also includes teaching and collaborative work with museums and organizing exhibitions. For more information, visit her profile at the university's Center for East Asian Art.


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.


Ming Xiang

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics

1010 E 59th St
Classics 308
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8023

Professor Xiang's research is geared towards better understanding the processing and neural mechanisms that support the rapid, real-time construction of sophisticated linguistic representations.  I primarily work on sentence processing, including syntax, semantics and discourse comprehension. For more information, visit her page the university's Department of Linguistics.


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.


Kazuo Yamaguchi

Hanna Holborn Gray Professor
Department of Sociology

1155 E 60th St
NORC 349
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-6324

Professor Yamaguchi is interested in statistical models for social data and mathematical models for social phenomena, the life course, rational choice, exchange networks, stratification and mobility, demography for family and employment, process of drug use progression. His current research focuses on models of exchange networks and women's occupational careers in Japanese society. For more information, see his profile at the university's Department of Sociology.

Kasuo Yamaguchi

Dali Yang

Professor
Department of Political Science

5828 S University Ave
Pick 422A
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8054

Professor Dali Yang is the founding faculty director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, a University-wide initiative to promote collaboration and exchange between UChicago scholars and students and their Chinese counterparts. He was previously chairman of political science, director of the Center for East Asian Studies and director of the Committee on International Relations, all at UChicago. He also is a former director of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on the politics of China’s development, particularly regulation, governance and state-society relations. For more information, visit his profile at the university's Department of Political Science, or his page at the university's Energy Policy Institute, located in the Saieh Hall for Economics.


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.


Alice Yao

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

1126 E 59th St
Haskell 327
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8674

Professor Yao's research focuses on the impact of the Han Empire’s conquest of frontier regions and seeks to explain the variable ways different communities and social classes responded to momentous changes in local history. Currently she is conducting an archaeological survey project in southwestern China, which aims to recover the settlement sites of a local Bronze Age polity known as the Dian before its incorporation by the Han Empire. This ongoing project investigates the genesis of the Dian polity in relation to control over bronze production and the regional trade network developing between China and Southeast Asia. For more information, see her profile at the university's Department of Anthropology.

Alice Yao

Alan C. L. Yu

Professor
Department of Linguistics

1115 E. 58th Street
Rosenwald 205F
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8522

Alan C. L. Yu is Professor of Linguistics. He is also the director of the Phonology Laboratory and the principal investigator of the Washo Documentation Project. His research and teaching interests include theoretical and experimental phonology, the interface between phonology and morphology, as well as issues concerning language variation and change, particularly in relation to the inception of sound change and its phonologization. His language areas of focus are North America and Asia. For more information, please visit his page on the Department of Linguistics website.


Chun-Su Yuan

Professor
Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Director, Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
MC 4028
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1916

Dr. Chun-Su Yuan is a recognized expert in herbal medicine, and is actively researching the benefits and adverse effects of commonly used herbal medicines. Dr. Yuan has published numerous scientific articles, including more than 100 papers on herbal research. In addition, he is the primary Editor of the Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (1st & 2nd editions) and he serves the Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. For more information, visit his profile at the university's Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, or his page at the Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research.


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.


Dingxin Zhao

Professor
Department of Sociology

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 405
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-4088

Professor Zhao is interested in political sociology broadly defined. He is also interested in comparative historical sociology, sociology of emotion, ecological sociology, sociological theory and methodology, and is currently working on a book project on historical sociology, which, based on a comparison with the European experiences, is intended to develop an empirically-grounded theory to explain the changes in state, military, economy and philosophy during China's Axial Age (722-221 BC), the unification of China under the Qin Empire (221-206 BC), and how developments in this period shaped China's next two-thousand-year's history. For more information, check out his page at the university's Department of Sociology.


Brook Ziporyn

Professor
Divinity School

1025 E 58th St
Swift Hall 404
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8200

Professor Ziporyn is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy who has distinguished himself as a premier expositor and translator of some of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts of the Chinese religious traditions. Ziporyn is the author of four published books, including Evil And/Or/As the Good: Omnicentric HolismIntersubjectivity, and Value Paradox in Tiantai Buddhist ThoughtThe Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang, and Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries. For more information, visit his page at the university's Divinity School.