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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

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

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

Evan Bracken
M.A. Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese Pedagogy

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

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

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

Lynn Dearden
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese

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

Marina Dmukhovskaya
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Korean

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

Rui Fan
PhD. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese

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

Angela Harris
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese

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

Jui-Hsin Hung
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy

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