BY NAME

Ackbar Abbas
Professor of Comparative Literature
Specialization(s): Globalization, Hong Kong and Chinese culture, postcoloniality, critical theory
Region(s): Hong Kong, China
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: mabbas@uci.edu


Victoria Beard
Associate Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design
Specialization(s): Community-based planning, citizen participation, collective action, economic development
Region(s): Indonesia, Southeast Asia
Phone: 949-824-6484
Email: vbeard@uci.edu


Tom Boellstorff
Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): sexuality, nationalism, globalization, mass media, HIV/AIDS, language
Region(s): Indonesia
Phone: 949-824-9944
Email: tboellst@uci.edu


Vinayak Chaturvedi
Associate Professor of History
Specialization(s): Social and intellectual history
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-1260
Email: vinayak@uci.edu


Chuan-sheng Chen
Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Specialization(s): Cross-cultural psychology, socialization of achievement, adolescent development
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-4184
Email: cschen@uci.edu


Yong Chen
Associate Professor of History, Asian American Studies
School of Humanities
Specialization(s): Asian American history; U.S. immigration history; food and culture; U.S.-China cultural and economic interactions in the Pacific Rim
Region: China
Phone: 949-824-2865
Email: y3chen@uci.edu


Ken Chew
Senior Lecturer in Planning, Policy & Design (tenured)
Specialization(s): Historical demography, the China-U.S. nexus following the California Gold Rush of 1849
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-6990
Email: chew@uci.edu


Chungmoo Choi
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern Korea, post-colonial and colonial discourse, popular culture, anthropology
Region(s) of study: Korea
Phone: 949-824-7572, 2227
Email: cchoi@uci.edu


Yingying Dong
Assistant Professor
Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Labor, Health, Education
SSPB 3275 | 949-824-4422
yyd@uci.edu


Edward Fowler
Professor and Chair of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern literature, cultural studies, film
Region(s) of study: Japan
Phone: 949-824-2227
Email: ebfowler@uci.edu


James Fujii
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern Japanese literature, critical theory, cultural studies
Region(s) of study: Japan
Phone: 949-824-3121, 2227
Email: jafujii@uci.edu


Michael A. Fuller
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Classical Chinese poetry and poetics, cultural and intellectual contexts for poetry, aesthetic theory, linguistic issues in classical Chinese
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-2151, 2227
Email: mafuller@uci.edu


Robert Garfias
Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): Ethnomusicology, ethnicity
Region(s): Turkey, Japan, Burma, Romania, Okinawa
Phone: 949-824-6644, 1207
Email: rgarfias@uci.edu


Quita Guo
Associate Professor of History
Specialization(s): China, Ming and Qing dynasties
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-0442
Email: guoq@uci.edu


Judy Chungwa Ho
Professor Emeritus of Art History
Specialization(s): Premodern Chinese art, archaeology, religion
Region(s): China
Phone: none
Email: jchooran@uci.edu


Martin Weizong Huang
Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): traditional Chinese narrative, narrative theory, cultural history of late imperial China
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-2802, 2227
Email: mwhuang@uci.edu


Kyung Hyun Kim
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature and Film & Media Studies
Specialization(s): Asian cinema, modern Korea, critical theory
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-8786, 2227
Email: kyunghk@uci.edu


Susan B. Klein
Associate Professor and Director of Religious Studies
Specialization(s): Premodern and modern theater and dance; Japanese religions; feminist critical theory
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949-824-8165, 2227
Email: sbklein@uci.edu


Joshua Fahey Lawrence
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
Specialization(s): First and second language acquisition, cultural context of schooling
Region(s): Taiwan and China
Phone: 949-824-2346
Email: jflawren@uci.edu


Daphne Lei
Associate Professor of Drama
Specialization(s): Asian, Asian American, intercultural and postcolonial theatre; ethnic, gender and diasporic studies; Chinese theatre
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-9439
Email: dlei@uci.edu


Karen Leonard
Chair and Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): Social history and anthropology of South Asia, especially India and Pakistan, and Central Asia; also Asian Americans and Muslim Americans.
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-7602
Email: kbleaonar@uci.edu


Simon Leung
Professor
Department of Studio Art
Specialization(s): Contemporary Art and Critical Theory
Region(s): Hong Kong and China
Phone: 949-824-5297
Email: leungss@uci.edu


Felicidad "Bliss" Cua Lim
Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies
Specialization(s): Philippine cinema; temporality; postcolonial and feminist film theory; transnational Asian horror and the fantastic; taste cultures
Region(s): Philippines
Phone: 949-824-9431,3532
Email: flim@uci.edu


Sanjoy Mazumdar
Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design
Specialization(s): environmental studies and design, organizational analysis, management and planning, and social and behavioral aspects of architecture
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-5046
Email: mazumdar@uci.edu


Alka Patel
Associate Professor of Art History
Specialization(s): South Asian Islamic art, architecture and culture; Indian Ocean commercial and social history; historiography of South Asia and Islamic world
Region(s) of study: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: alka.patel@uci.edu


Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan
Professor of English
Specialization(s): Critical theory, postmodernism, postcoloniality, poststructuralism, nationalisms and diasporas, globalization, ethnicity and minority discourse, gender and feminisms
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-2942
Email: rradhakr@uci.edu


Kathryn Ragsdale
Lecturer in History
Specialization(s): Asia and the Pacific War, postwar Japan, imperial Japan
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949.824.6521
Email: kragsdal@uci.edu


Julie Rousseau
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program in Nursing Science
Specialization(s): Historian, medicine, midwifery, and nursing practice; gender and health histories
Region(s): Japan
jroussea@uci.edu


Kamal Sadiq
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Specialization(s): Immigration and citizenship within developing countries, international criminal flows, ethnic conflict, Asian security, international relations theory
Region(s): Southeast and South Asia
Phone: 949-824-3126
Email: kamal@uci.edu


Bert M. Scruggs
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern/Contemporary Chinese fiction and film; colonialism, translation, and postcoloniality in Taiwan; subjectivity, fictional identities, and indigenization
Region(s): Taiwan, China and Japan
Phone: 949-824-1603
Email: bscruggs@uci.edu


David A. Smith
Professor of Sociology and Planning, Policy & Design
Specialization(s): World systems analysis, urbanization, development, comparative-historical sociology, dependent development in East Asia
Region(s): Northeast Asia (China and Korea)
Phone: 949-824-7292, 2572
Email: dasmith@uci.edu


Dorothy Solinger
Professor of Political Science
Specialization(s): Chinese domestic politics and political economy, comparative politics, East Asian politics
Region(s): China, East Asia
Phone: 949-824-7521, 5439, 5361
Email: dorjsoli@uci.edu


Yang Su
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Specialization(s): Social movements and collective action, political sociology, China's political transition
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-3545
Email: su.yang@uci.edu


Serk-Bae Suh
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern Korean and Japanese literature and intellectual history
Region(s): Korea, Japan
Phone: 949-824-5916, 2227
Email: suhsb@uci.edu


Daniel Tsang
Social Science data librarian and bibliographer in Asian American Studies, politics & economics
Specialization(s): Alternative media; Vietnamese and Hong Kong film; sexual politics; social science data archiving
Region(s): Vietnam, Hong Kong
Phone: 949-824-4978
Email: dtsang@uci.edu


Kojiro Umezaki
Assistant Professor of Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology
Specialization(s): Shakuhachi performer, composer, music-technology developer
Region(s): Japan
Phone:
Email: kumezaki@uci.edu


Robert M. Uriu
Associate Professor of Political Science
Specialization(s): International relations, international political economy, international politics of East Asia (particularly Japan), U.S. foreign policy toward East Asia
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949-824-1868
Email: rmuriu@uci.edu


Alladi Venkatesh
Professor of Marketing
Specialization(s): New media and information technologies (IT) in the home; marketing on the Internet; postmodern theory and marketing; cross-cultural consumer behavior; impact of the new media and IT on consumers and households; future of the networked home
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-1134
Email: avenkate@uci.edu


Anne Walthall
Professor of History
Specialization(s): Early Modern Japan; peasant culture, especially peasant uprisings and women; Tokyo; palace women in Japan and around the world
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949-824-3111
Email: walthall@uci.edu


Wang Feng
Professor and Chair of Sociology
Specialization(s): Comparative demographic, economic, and social processes, social inequality in state socialisms, contemporary Chinese society
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-1417
Email: fwang@uci.edu


Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Professor of History
Specialization(s): Modern Chinese history, issues of urban change (especially in Shanghai), gender, globalization, protest
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-6521
Email: jwassers@uci.edu


Bert Winther-Tamaki
Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Specialization(s): History of modern Japanese art and visual culture; Asian American art; history of interactions between Japanese and American art worlds
Region(s) of study: Japan
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: dewinthe@uci.edu


Roberta Wue
Assistant Professor of Art History
Specialization(s): Art and visual culture of late Qing and twentieth-century China
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: rwue@uci.edu


Hu Ying
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Premodern and modern narrative literature, translation study, feminist theories
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-6312, 2227
Email: huying@uci.edu


Bruce Yonemoto
Professor Arts-Studio Art
Specialization(s):
Region(s) of study:
Phone: 949-824-2667
Email: yonemoto@uci.edu


Mei Zhan
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): Medical anthropology, cultural and social studies of science, anthropological studies of globalization and transnationalism
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-8167
Email: mzhan@uci.edu


Ying Zhang
Research Librarian for Asian Studies
Region(s):
Phone: 949-824-0489
Email: yingz@uci.edu

BY REGION


 

CHINA


Ackbar Abbas
Professor of Comparative Literature
Specialization(s): Globalization, Hong Kong and Chinese culture, postcoloniality, critical theory
Region(s): Hong Kong, China
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: mabbas@uci.edu


Chuan-sheng Chen
Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Specialization(s): Cross-cultural psychology, socialization of achievement, adolescent development
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-4184
Email: cschen@uci.edu


Yong Chen
Associate Professor of History, Asian American Studies
School of Humanities
Specialization(s): Asian American history; U.S. immigration history; food and culture; U.S.-China cultural and economic interactions in the Pacific Rim
Region: China
Phone: 949-824-2865
Email: y3chen@uci.edu


Ken Chew
Senior Lecturer in Planning, Policy & Design (tenured)
Specialization(s): Historical demography, the China-U.S. nexus following the California Gold Rush of 1849
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-6990
Email: chew@uci.edu


Michael A. Fuller
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Classical Chinese poetry and poetics, cultural and intellectual contexts for poetry, aesthetic theory, linguistic issues in classical Chinese
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-2151, 2227
Email: mafuller@uci.edu


Quita Guo
Associate Professor of History
Specialization(s): China, Ming and Qing dynasties
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-0442
Email: guoq@uci.edu


Judy Chungwa Ho
Professor Emeritus of Art History
Specialization(s): Premodern Chinese art, archaeology, religion
Region(s): China
Phone: none
Email: jchooran@uci.edu


Hu Ying
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Premodern and modern narrative literature, translation study, feminist theories
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-6312, 2227
Email: huying@uci.edu


Martin Weizong Huang
Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): traditional Chinese narrative, narrative theory, cultural history of late imperial China
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-2802, 2227
Email: mwhuang@uci.edu


Daphne Lei
Associate Professor of Drama
Specialization(s): Asian, Asian American, intercultural and postcolonial theatre; ethnic, gender and diasporic studies; Chinese theatre
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-9439
Email: dlei@uci.edu


Kenneth Pomeranz
Chancellor’s Professor of History
Specialization(s): Modern China
Region(s): China
Phone: 949.824.5169
Email: klpomera@uci.edu


Bert M. Scruggs
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern/Contemporary Chinese fiction and film; colonialism, translation, and postcoloniality in Taiwan; subjectivity, fictional identities, and indigenization
Region(s): Taiwan
Phone: 949-824-1603
Email: bscruggs@uci.edu


Dorothy Solinger
Professor of Political Science
Specialization(s): Chinese domestic politics and political economy, comparative politics, East Asian politics
Region(s): China, East Asia
Phone: 949-824-7521, 5439, 5361
Email: dorjsoli@uci.edu


Yang Su
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Specialization(s): Social movements and collective action, political sociology, China's political transition
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-3545
Email: su.yang@uci.edu


Kojiro Umezaki
Assistant Professor of Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology
Specialization(s): Hakuhachi performer, electro-acoustic works composer, music-technology system developer for live performance
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-6615
Email: kumezaki@uci.edu


Wang Feng
Professor and Chair of Sociology
Specialization(s): Comparative demographic, economic, and social processes, social inequality in state socialisms, contemporary Chinese society
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-1417
Email: fwang@uci.edu


Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Professor of History
Specialization(s): Modern Chinese history, issues of urban change (especially in Shanghai), gender, globalization, protest
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-6521
Email: jwassers@uci.edu


Roberta Wue
Assistant Professor of Art History
Specialization(s): Art and visual culture of late Qing and twentieth-century China
Region(s) of study: China
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: rwue@uci.edu


Mei Zhan
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): Medical anthropology, cultural and social studies of science, anthropological studies of globalization and transnationalism
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-8167
Email: mzhan@uci.edu


Ying Zhang
Research Librarian for Asian Studies
Region(s):
Phone: 949-824-0489
Email: yingz@uci.edu

 

 

SOUTH ASIA

 


Alka Patel
Associate Professor of Art History
Specialization(s): South Asian Islamic art, architecture and culture; Indian Ocean commercial and social history; historiography of South Asia and Islamic world
Region(s) of study: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: alka.patel@uci.edu


Vinayak Chaturvedi
Associate Professor of History
Specialization(s): Social and intellectual history
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-1260
Email: vinayak@uci.edu


Karen Leonard
Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): Social history and anthropology of South Asia, especially India and Pakistan, and Central Asia; also Asian Americans and Muslim Americans.
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-7602
Email: kbleaonar@uci.edu


Sanjoy Mazumdar
Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design
Specialization(s): environmental studies and design, organizational analysis, management and planning, and social and behavioral aspects of architecture
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-5046
Email: mazumdar@uci.edu


Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan
Professor of English
Specialization(s): Critical theory, postmodernism, postcoloniality, poststructuralism, nationalisms and diasporas, globalization, ethnicity and minority discourse, gender and feminisms
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-2942
Email: rradhakr@uci.edu


Alladi Venkatesh
Professor of Marketing
Specialization(s): New media and information technologies (IT) in the home; marketing on the Internet; postmodern theory and marketing; cross-cultural consumer behavior; impact of the new media and IT on consumers and households; future of the networked home
Region(s): South Asia
Phone: 949-824-1134
Email: avenkate@uci.edu

 

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA

 


Victoria Beard
Associate Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design
Specialization(s): Community-based planning, citizen participation, collective action, economic development
Region(s): Indonesia, Southeast Asia
Phone: 949-824-6484
Email: vbeard@uci.edu


Tom Boellstorff
Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): sexuality, nationalism, globalization, mass media, HIV/AIDS, language
Region(s): Indonesia
Phone: 949-824-9944
Email: tboellst@uci.edu


Bliss (Felicidad) Cua Lim
Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities
Specialization(s): Philippine cinema; temporality; postcolonial and feminist film theory; transnational Asian horror and the fantastic; taste cultures
Region(s): Philippines, Hong Kong
Phone: 949-824-9431, 5386
Email: flim@uci.edu


Alka Patel
Associate Professor of Art History
Specialization(s): South Asian Islamic art, architecture and culture; Indian Ocean commercial and social history; historiography of South Asia and Islamic world
Region(s) of study: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: alka.patel@uci.edu


Kamal Sadiq
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Specialization(s): Immigration and citizenship within developing countries, international criminal flows, ethnic conflict, Asian security, international relations theory
Region(s): Southeast and South Asia
Phone: 949-824-3126
Email: kamal@uci.edu


Daniel Tsang
Social Science data librarian and bibliographer in Asian American Studies, politics & economics
Specialization(s): Alternative media; Vietnamese and Hong Kong film; sexual politics; social science data archiving
Region(s): Vietnam, Hong Kong
Phone: 949-824-4978
Email: dtsang@uci.edu

 

 

KOREA

 


Chungmoo Choi
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern Korea, post-colonial and colonial discourse, popular culture, anthropology
Region(s) of study: Korea
Phone: 949-824-7572, 2227
Email: cchoi@uci.edu


Kyung Hyun Kim
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature and Film & Media Studies
Specialization(s): Asian cinema, modern Korea, critical theory
Region(s): China
Phone: 949-824-8786, 2227
Email: kyunghk@uci.edu


David A. Smith
Professor of Sociology and Planning, Policy & Design
Specialization(s): World systems analysis, urbanization, development, comparative-historical sociology, dependent development in East Asia
Region(s): Northeast Asia (China and Korea)
Phone: 949-824-7292, 2572
Email: dasmith@uci.edu


Serk-Bae Suh
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern Korean and Japanese literature and intellectual history
Region(s): Korea, Japan
Phone: 949-824-5916, 2227
Email: suhsb@uci.edu

 

 

JAPAN

 

 


Edward Fowler
Professor and Chair of East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern literature, cultural studies, film
Region(s) of study: Japan
Phone: 949-824-2227
Email: ebfowler@uci.edu


James Fujii
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Specialization(s): Modern Japanese literature, critical theory, cultural studies
Region(s) of study: Japan
Phone: 949-824-3121, 2227
Email: jafujii@uci.edu


Robert Garfias
Professor of Anthropology
Specialization(s): Ethnomusicology, ethnicity
Region(s): Turkey, Japan, Burma, Romania, Okinawa
Phone: 949-824-6644, 1207
Email: rgarfias@uci.edu


Susan B. Klein
Associate Professor and Director of Religious Studies
Specialization(s): Premodern and modern theater and dance; Japanese religions; feminist critical theory
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949-824-8165, 2227
Email: sbklein@uci.edu


Kathryn Ragsdale
Lecturer in History
Specialization(s): Asia and the Pacific War, postwar Japan, imperial Japan
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949.824.6521
Email: kragsdal@uci.edu


Robert M. Uriu
Associate Professor of Political Science
Specialization(s): International relations, international political economy, international politics of East Asia (particularly Japan), U.S. foreign policy toward East Asia
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949-824-1868
Email: rmuriu@uci.edu


Anne Walthall
Professor of History
Specialization(s): Early Modern Japan; peasant culture, especially peasant uprisings and women; Tokyo; palace women in Japan and around the world
Region(s): Japan
Phone: 949-824-3111
Email: walthall@uci.edu


Bert Winther-Tamaki
Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies
Specialization(s): History of modern Japanese art and visual culture; Asian American art; history of interactions between Japanese and American art worlds
Region(s) of study: Japan
Phone: 949-824-2464
Email: dewinthe@uci.edu


 

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