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.


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 of Chicago's Department of Music.


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.


Julie Y. Chu

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
The College

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 of Chicago's Department of Anthropology.


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.


Bruce Cumings

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor
Department of History
The College

1126 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 of Chicago's Department of History, or his page at The Nation magazine's website, where you can see his commentary on contemporary affairs.


Michael Fisch

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
The College

5836 S Greenwood Ave
Haskell M136
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2128

Professor Fisch's research focuses on the effects of technology, nature, and culture on Japanese society. He is currently developing a project that explores the emergence of what he identifies as “experimental ecologies” that work to contest, recast, and re-conceive disaster infrastructure design in post-3.11 Japan. For more information, visit his profile at the University of Chicago's Department of Anthropology.


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.


Chelsea Foxwell

Associate Professor
Department of Art History
The College
Chair, CEAS Committee on Japanese Studies

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

Professor Foxwell is an art historian at the University of Chicago's Department of Art History whose work focuses on Japan’s artistic interactions with the rest of East Asia and beyond. Her scholarship ranges from the medieval through modern periods of Japanese art with special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. For more information, visit her page at the University of Chicago's Department of Art History.

 


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.


James Hevia

Professor of International History
Department of History
The College

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

Professor Hevia is a 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 of Chicago's Department of History.


Christopher Hsee

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

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

Professor Hsee specializes in social factors affecting the decision-making habits of consumers. See his page at the University of Chicago's Booth School for more information.


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.


Matthew Kapstein

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
The Divinity School

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

Professor Kapstein specializes in the history of Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet, as well as in the cultural history of Tibetan Buddhism. 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 page at the University of Chicago's Divinity School for more information.


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.


Wei-Cheng Lin

Associate Professor
Department of Art History
The College

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

Professor 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.  For more information, visit his page at the University of Chicago's Department of Art History.


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.


Zhaotian Luo

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science

Pick Hall Room 528
5828 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Professor Luo is a formal theorist with a broad substantive interest in political institutions and political economy of non-democracies. He specializes in developing and applying game theoretic models to explain interactions among political actors as well as the foundations and performance of political institutions. His current research centers on the role of information in politics. For more information, please visit his page at the University of Chicago's Department of Political Science.


Zhiying Ma

Assistant Professor
Social Service Administration

969 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Professor Ma currently teaches at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. She is a cultural and medical anthropologist and a scholar of disability studies. Her work in general examines how cultural, politico-economic, and technological factors shape the design and implementation of social policies, and how national policies and global development initiatives in turn impact health in/equity, vulnerability, and rights, with a focus on contemporary China. For more information, please visit her faculty page.

 

Kenneth Pomeranz

University Professor
Department of History
The College
Chair, Committee on Chinese Studies, CEAS

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

Professor 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 University of Chicago's Department of History.


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Johanna Ransmeier

Associate Professor
Department of History
The College

1126 E. 59th Street
Social Science Research Building
Room 219
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 of Chicago's Department of History.


Haun Saussy

University Professor
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
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 his personal webpage, or his 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
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.


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 of Chicago's Booth School of Business.


Katherine Tsiang

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

5540 S Greenwood Ave
Regenstein 420
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1060

Dr. Tsiang is the Associate Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia. 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 of Chicago's Center for East Asian Art.


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.


Ming Xiang

Associate Professor
Department of Linguistics
The College

Rosenwald, 205B
1115 E. 58th St.
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.  She primarily works on sentence processing, including syntax, semantics and discourse comprehension. For more information, please visit her page the University of Chicago's Department of Linguistics.


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.


Kazuo Yamaguchi

Ralph Lewis Professor
Department of Sociology

1155 E 60th St
NORC 249
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, and 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 of Chicago's Department of Sociology.


Dali Yang

William Claude Reavis 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

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.


Alice Yao

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
The College

5836 S Greenwood
Haskell 318
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 of Chicago's Department of Anthropology.

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Yujia Ye

Lecturer in Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

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

Yujia Ye is a Lecturer in Chinese language in the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Her interests include second language acquisition, content-based learning and instruction, as well as Chinese literature, film and popular culture. 


Alan C.L. Yu

Professor
Department of Linguistics
The College

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

Professor Yu is 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 University of Chicago's Department of Linguistics website.


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.


Dingxin Zhao

Max Palevsky 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, please see his page at the University of Chicago's Department of Sociology.


Brook Ziporyn

Professor
Divinity School
The College

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, please visit his page at the University of Chicago's Divinity School.