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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

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

Cynthia Jeffries
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese studies; journalism

Dan Jin
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese

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

Andrew Kauffman
PhD. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese

David Kendall

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Cross-cultural understanding

Kaleem Kheshgi

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese literature; Japanese music

Amy Klouse

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language and history

Yumi Kotera

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

Trista Lai

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

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

Yao-An Lee

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

Yi-Lu Kuo
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy

Wei-Ping Lee
Ph.D. student, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Research Interests: Taiwanese hand puppetry

Lily Li
Ph.D. student, Comparative Literature
Research Interests: Chinese writers in exile

Chelsea Liddell
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese history

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

Levko Luchuk
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language; Japanese literature; Japanese anime

Richard Lutz
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language

Kevin Manning
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests:

Kellie Mendenhall

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

Michael O'Connor
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language and Chinese history

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

Joshua Owens
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language

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

Joannah Peterson
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Tale of Genji

Andrea Polegato

Ph.D. student, French and Italian
Research Interests: Comparative Studies of cultural relations between Italy and China

John Quarles
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language pedagogy; Japanese linguistics

Anthony Ross
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Korean studies; sexuality in East Asia