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East Asian Studies at IU

Spotlight

Tim Rich

Tim Rich

Ph.D. student in Political Science

Political science doctoral student Tim Rich exemplifies the high quality of scholarship and globally-directed service supported by the EASC. Tim, whose research focuses on Taiwanese politics, cross-strait relations, and U.S.–China relations, has acted as an observer at a Taiwanese mayoral election and met Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian. In addition to building his own publication profile, he has helped form a peer group to encourage other graduate students in his department to present and publish early and often. Recently, Tim taught a continuing studies course sponsored by the EASC, “Emerging Issues in China,” which tracked the foreign and domestic policy implications of China’s rise as a political and economic superpower. Through Tim’s efforts with this course, the center was able to connect many nontraditional students in the local community to knowledge about contemporary East Asia.

Graduate Students

We serve as a hub of a campus-wide network of graduate students studying East Asia. There are approximately 140 students pursuing advanced degrees with a concentration on China, Japan, or Korea in more than 20 Indiana University Bloomington departments and professional schools.

Current Students, A - I
A - I | J - R | S - Z

Amanda Bates
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Contemporary Japanese literature, film, and media

Dongchoel Bin
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Early China with focus on the Warring States period; development of Chinese writing through oracle bone inscriptions, bronze inscriptions, and bamboo manuscripts; Chinese calligraphy

Christopher Blackburn
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Contemporary China; international relations

Susan Blake
Ph.D. student, Philosophy
Research Interests: Chinese philosophy

David Boyd
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese thought and religion

Jonathan Bratt
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese history and anthropology

Alex Burch
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language, modern China

Jingjing Cai
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Classical Chinese literature

Yingqun Cao
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: China

Xiaohong Chen
Ph.D. student, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Research Interests: Chinese cultural tradition and identity; material culture

Yanfei Chen
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy

Hyo-Kyung Choi
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Early modern Japanese history; Arai; Hakuseki

Cheryl Cottine
Ph.D. student, Religious Studies
Research Interests: Early/proto Daoism; Zhuangzi; comparative ethics

Jude Coulter-Pultz
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese folklore and mythology

Nicole Dabney
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy; Chinese linguistics

Allison Darmody
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Classical Japanese literature; folklore and gender studies; Noh theater

Tiphani Dixon
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese studies

Michael Evans
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese/Uyghur issues

Xin Fan
Ph.D. student, History
Research Interests: Ancient world and modern Chinese historiography

Alexandria Frauman
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese literature, culture, and religion in the Heian period

Shingo Hamada
Ph.D. student, Anthropology
Research Interests: Environmental anthropology, ecotourism, Japan, Ainu cultural revitalization, indigenous rights

Kunio Hara
Ph.D. student, Musicology
Research Interests: Development of Western music in East Asia

Jessica Harding
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy; Chinese linguistics; education reform

Misato Hiraga
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language pedagogy

Elizabeth Holcombe
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Modern China; Chinese education

Daniel Idziak
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: China, business