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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, S - Z
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Katherine Schramm
Ph.D. student, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Research Interests: Okinawan festivals

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

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

Sheng-Yu Wang
Ph.D. student, Education
Research Interests: Literacy, culture, and language education

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

Edwin Way
Ph.D. student, Political Science
Research Interests: Chinese political economy

Julia Whyde
Ph.D. student, Comparative Literature
Research Interests: English, Chinese, and Spanish medieval religious literature

Jihyeon Won
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese politics; East Asian political economy

Xiaosu Xue

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

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

Lijun Zhang
Ph.D. student, Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Research Interests: Relationship between vernacular culture and heritage tourism; Hakka dwellings of Hongkeng village, southeast China.

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

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