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East Asian Studies at IU

Faculty by Geographic Concentration
(China, Japan or Korea)

China

Christopher Atwood
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Mongolian historiography and social history; Late medieval and early modern Chinese history.

Wan-Ning Bao
Associate Professor, IUPUI, Sociology
Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University
Research Areas: International and comparative criminology; crime and delinquency in China.

Yingling Bao
Lecturer, EALC
Education: M.A., Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Research Areas: Chinese pedagogy; cognitive linguistics; sociolinguistics.

Christopher I. Beckwith
Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Old Chinese reconstruction; Mandarin grammar; Japanese grammar; Old Tibetan epigraphy; Koguryo language; comparative-historical and typological linguistics of East Asian languages; Central Eurasian linguistics and premodern history; early transmission of Buddhism from Central Asia to East Asia.

Gardner Bovingdon
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Areas: Comparative and Chinese politics; political economy; ethnic politics; qualitative research methodologies.

Yea-Fen Chen
Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Foreign language pedagogy, foreign language learning strategies, second language acquisition, heritage language learners, technology assisted learning/teaching and distance learning/teaching.

Xiaoqing Diana Chen-Lin
Associate Professor, IU Northwest, History and Philosophy
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: History of China and modern East Asia.

Stephanie DeBoer
Assistant Professor, Communication and Culture; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California
Research Areas: Japanese and Chinese language film, television, and new media; inter-Asia cultural studies; critical approaches to digital media in the context of globalization; multimedia scholarship; theories of space, place, and mobility.

Marc Dollinger
Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business Administration, Chair of Undergraduate Programs, Business, Editor-in-Chief of Business Horizons
Education: Ph.D., Lehigh University
Research Areas: Chinese management practices; value of a good reputation; minority business enterprise; development of cooperative strategies in fragmented industries.

Sara Friedman
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Gender Studies, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Areas: Gender and sexuality; migration and citizenship; marriage; kinship and reproductive politics; law; ethnicity; China and Taiwan.

Rick Harbaugh
Associate Professor, Business
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Areas: Chinese economy; economics of communication; Chinese characters; Internet economy.

Ling-yu Hung
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Education: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis Research
Areas: craft specialization, ceramics, ritual practice, cultural interaction, social complexity, geoarchaeology and GIS; China and Taiwan

Michael Ing
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Confucianism; Ritual Theory; Religious Ethics; Theories of Religion; Chinese Thought.

Scott Kennedy
Associate Professor, EALC, Political Science; Director, Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business
Education: Ph.D., George Washington University
Research Areas: Comparative politics; contemporary Chinese and East Asian politics and political economy.

Edward Lazzerini
Academic Specialist, Central Eurasian Studies; Adjunct Professor, History; Director, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Denis Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Sino-Russian relations, 16th-20th centuries; comparative study of early modern empires (Russian, Chinese, Ottoman, and Spanish); Turkic peoples under Russian and Chinese imperial rule; Eurasian commentary traditions and modernity; intellectual developments within Turkic communities of Central Eurasia, 18th-20th centuries.

Charles Lin
Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona
Research Areas: Psycholinguistics, Chinese linguistics, sentence processing, linguistic anthropology.

Hsien-Chang Lin
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Global health; public health and healthcare systems in East Asian countries; mental health policy; obesity; chronic diseases; medication utilization; health outcomes research; pharmacoepidemiology.

Vivian Ling
Professor, EALC; Director, Chinese Flagship Center
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Chinese linguistics and pedagogy; contemporary China.

Wen-ling Diana Liu
Librarian for East Asian Studies and Tibetan Collection, Herman B Wells Library, East Asian Collection
Education: M.L.S., Indiana University
Research Areas: China and Japan

Julia Chia-li Luo
Lecturer and Associate Coordinator of Chinese Language Program, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Chinese religious and cultural history; inculturation of Christianity in China.

Manling Luo
Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Research Areas: Pre-modern Chinese narratives; Chinese literati culture; traditional Chinese literature; women and gender studies.

Ethan Michelson
Associate Professor, Sociology, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Chinese society; law and society; work; occupations and professions; development.

Jean C. Robinson
Associate Executive Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Political Science; Affiliated Professor, EALC, Gender Studies; Adjunct Professor, West European Studies, Kinsey Institute, Russian and East European Institute
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Research Areas: Modern Chinese politics and education; comparative women and family.

Heidi Ross
Professor, Education; Adjunct Professor, EALC; Director, EASC
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Areas: Comparative and international education; East Asian schooling; Chinese secondary schooling; gender and schooling.

Jonathan Schlesinger
Assistant Professor, History
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Environmental history; consumption and commodities; race and ethnicity; comparative empires; early modernity; China and Inner Asia

Yu Shen
Professor, IU Southeast, History
Education: Ph.D., University of London
Research Areas: Modern China; East Asian history.

Dmitry Shlapentokh
Associate Professor, IU South Bend, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Russia, Asia and China.

Elliot Sperling
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Tibetan language and culture; Sino-Tibetan relations.

Aaron Stalnaker
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Education: Ph.D., Brown University
Research Areas: Comparative religious ethics; philosophy of religions (theistic, non-theistic, and comparative); Chinese thought; Christian thought; moral philosophy; theories of religion.

Judith A. Stubbs
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Curator, Research scholar, IU Art Museum; Assistant Professor, History of Art
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Japanese and Chinese painting and prints; Buddhist sculpture in India and China to 618.

Henghua Su
Assistant Professor, Chinese Language Program Coordinator, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Areas: Chinese linguistics and language pedagogy; second language acquisition.

Kevin Tsai
Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EALC
Research Areas: Traditional Chinese fiction and drama; gender and genre; Greek and Roman literature; East-West comparative studies.

Sue M. C. Tuohy
Senior Lecturer, Folklore and Ethnomusicology; Affiliated Faculty, EALC, International Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: East Asian music and folklore; Chinese culture; ethnicity, nationalism and tourism.

Jing Wang
Assistant Professor, Director of the Chinese Program, IUPUI, World Languages and Cultures
Education: Ph.D., Florida State University
Research Areas: Second language acquisition, Chinese language pedagogy, computer assisted language learning, cultural studies.

Lars Willnat
Professor, Journalism
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Political and cross-national media effects, public opinion formation, political media in Asia.

Tie Xiao
Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Modern Chinese literature, visual culture, and intellectual history.

Xin Zhang
Associate Professor, IUPUI, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Modern Chinese history.
Japan

Christopher I. Beckwith
Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Old Chinese reconstruction; Mandarin grammar; Japanese grammar; Old Tibetan epigraphy; Koguryo language; comparative-historical and typological linguistics of East Asian languages; Central Eurasian linguistics and premodern history; early transmission of Buddhism from Central Asia to East Asia.

Heather Blair
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Religious cultures of Japan, Heian-period history, lay religiosity, religious landscapes, and textual practices.

Joseph Coleman
Professor of Practice, Journalism
Education: M.I.A., Columbia University
Research Interests: International reporting and newswriting; reporting on East Asia; Aging workers in Japan, US and Europe.

Laurel L. Cornell
Associate Professor, Sociology, Gender Studies, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Research Areas: Sociology of Japan; East Asian social and historical demographies.

Stephanie DeBoer
Assistant Professor, Communication and Culture; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California
Research Areas: Japanese and Chinese language film, television, and new media; inter-Asia cultural studies; critical approaches to digital media in the context of globalization; multimedia scholarship; theories of space, place, and mobility.

Michael Dylan Foster
Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Education: Ph.D., Stanford University
Research Areas: Japanese folklore, literature, and film; monster and supernatural studies; legend, popular culture; ritual and festival; tourism.

Jennifer Goodlander
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Drama
Education: Ph.D., Ohio University
Research Areas: Performing traditions of SE Asia, especially shadow puppetry; Japanese performing arts: noh, kyogen, kabuki, taiko; Asian performance as it intersects with gender studies, ethnography, performance studies, postcolonial theory, visual culture studies.

Yoshiko Okada Green
Lecturer, IU South Bend, World Language Studies
Education: M.S., Indiana University, South Bend
Research Areas: Japanese.

Joseph L. Hoffmann
Professor, Law
Education: J.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Criminal law; Japanese law and society.

Gregory J. Kasza
Professor, EALC, Political Science
Education: Ph.D., Yale University
Research Areas: Modern Japanese politics and business; Japanese social institutions and mass media.

Yoshihisa Kitagawa
Associate Professor, Linguistics
Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Research Areas: Japanese linguistics; comparative syntax; interaction of morphology and syntax; syntax-semantics mapping.

Keiko Kuriyama
Assistant Professor, Japanese Language Program Coordinator, EALC
Education: Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Research Areas:  Japanese linguistics; Japanese language and pedagogy; second language acquisition.

Wen-ling Diana Liu
Librarian for East Asian Studies and Tibetan Collection, Herman B Wells Library, East Asian Collection
Education: M.L.S., Indiana University
Research Areas: China and Japan

Misako Matsubara
Senior Lecturer, EALC
Education: M.A., Indiana State University, Michigan State University
Research Areas: Japanese pedagogy; language variation and change; gender and language.

Osamu James Nakagawa
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
Education: M.F.A., University of Houston
Research Areas: International photographer.

Yosuke Nirei
Assistant Professor, IU South Bend, History
Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Research Areas: Japanese history (from the late Tokugawa period); religion and empire; U.S.-Japan, East Asian relations; liberalism in Japan; comparative social, political, and cultural thought in Japan and the West.

Scott O’Bryan
Associate Professor, EALC, History
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Areas: Twentieth-century Japan; economic nationalism; consumption and consumer culture; environmental history; peace thought and practice.

Morten Oxenboell
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Education: Ph.D., University of Copenhagen
Research Areas: Premodern Japanese history; Global medievalisms; violence and conflict; weak states; martial suicides; banditry

Yuri Obata
Assistant Professor, IU South Bend, Communication Arts
Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Research Areas: Mass communication theories; mass communication law and ethics; Comparative media studies, including mass media and popular culture in Japan, North Korea, Bhutan, China.

Masato Ogawa
Assistant Professor, IU Kokomo, Education
Education: Ed.D., University of Georgia
Research Areas: Secondary education; learning and teaching of history; historical perspectives on issues facing international teachers in U.S. K-12 classrooms; comparative textbook analyses and Japanese education.

Rowland Ricketts
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Education: M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
Research Areas: Japanese indigo production; natural dyes.

Michael Robinson
Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Intellectual and cultural history of modern Korea; Japanese colonialism; popular culture; transnational studies.

Richard Rubinger
Professor, EALC; Adjunct Professor, History, Education
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Research Areas: Japanese history and society; education and literacy; Japanese language.

Edith L. Sarra
Associate Professor, EALC; Adjunct Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Areas: Japanese language; classical Japanese literature; feminist literary theory.

Marvin Sterling
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Areas: Japan; Jamaica; race; cultural globalization; identity; performance; human rights.

David Stringer
Assistant Professor, Second Language Studies
Education: Ph.D., University of Durham
Research Areas: Acquisition; language and spatial cognition; Japanese linguistics.

Judith A. Stubbs
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Curator, Research scholar, IU Art Museum; Assistant Professor, History of Art
Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research Areas: Japanese and Chinese painting and prints; Buddhist sculpture in India and China to 618.

Michiko Suzuki
Associate Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., Stanford University
Research Areas: Modern and contemporary Japanese literature; cultural and gender studies; material culture in literature; Japanese film.

Natsuko Tsujimura
Professor and Chair, EALC; Adjunct Professor, Linguistics
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona
Research Areas: Japanese language; linguistics and language pedagogy; theoretical linguistics.

Greg Waller
Professor, Communication and Culture
Education: Ph.D., State University of New York
Research Areas: Entertainment and culture; Japanese film; representation of Japan in the United States.

Mieko Yamada
Associate Professor, IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Sociology
Education: Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Research Areas: Sociology of education; international and comparative education; Japanese education; race and ethnic relations; Japanese minority groups; Japanese popular culture.

Reiko Yonogi
Associate Professor, Director of Japanese Studies, IUPUI, World Languages and Cultures
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois
Research Areas: Japanese language and literature; comparative literature.

Korea

Christopher I. Beckwith
Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Research Areas: Old Chinese reconstruction; Mandarin grammar; Japanese grammar; Old Tibetan epigraphy; Koguryo language; comparative-historical and typological linguistics of East Asian languages; Central Eurasian linguistics and premodern history; early transmission of Buddhism from Central Asia to East Asia.

Sheena Choi
Associate Professor, IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Education
Education: Ph.D., State University of New York
Research Areas: Comparative and international education, Korean education, sociology of education, East Asia.

Heon Joo Jung
Professor, Yonsei University, Department of Public Administration
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Areas: Korean political economy; political economy and international relations of East Asia; politics of economic and financial reform; comparative politics.

Hyo Sang Lee
Associate Professor, Korean Language Program Coordinator, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Areas: Korean language and linguistics; comparative study of East Asian languages; discourse-pragmatic and cognitive approach to grammar.

Michael Robinson
Professor, EALC
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Research Areas: Intellectual and cultural history of modern Korea; Japanese colonialism; popular culture; transnational studies.

Southeast Asia

Nicholas Cullather
Professor, History
Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia
Research Areas: U.S. foreign relations; Southeast Asia.