Current CEAS M.A. Students

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Name Regional Focus Area of Interest
An, Jianghong
China Sociocultural and linguistic anthropology, media and cultural studies, STS, semiotics
Ashforth, Thomas
Japan Sociocultural ethos of Japan towards Nuclear weapons and energy; Modern Japanese history; International Relations of Japan with East Asia and the West; Japanese politics
Biddlecombe, Cee Cee
East Asia Modern East Asian culture and creative industries; influence of East Asian literature on the West; urban policy and development
Bruess, Alexander
Japan Tokugawa Japan, modern Japanese history, East Asian Buddhism, relationship between Buddhist thought and Japanese society
Buie, Courtney
China Urban development and planning; Chinese land reform; Energy and sustainability in China; East Asian geopolitics; U.S.- China relations
Case, Sarah
China Education policy and reform in China; education of women; health education; child language acquisition
Chen, Lixun
China Chinese diaspora and Sino-US relations; economic and political reforms of the Greater-China Area
Chiao, Asia
China East Asian art history with a focus on contemporary Chinese art; art law, cultural heritage policy, the art market and museum studies
Chichibu, Katsuhiro
China Chinese diplomacy, Sino-US relations
Chiong, Joyce Si Hui
East Asia East Asian regionalism and international relations; East Asian history, religions, philosophies and sociopolitical developments
Chung, Wookyung
Korea International Relations, US Policy toward East Asia including Korea-Japan relationship, Korean peninsula
Cohen, David Dakota
China State-society relations in non-democratic societies, and especially the bases of stability in contemporary China
Derman Harris, Jon
China Chinese contemporary art, political pop art, industrial design, technology entrepreneurship and business, Chinese foreign policy
Fan, Yaqian
China Sino-Japan relations; new media and its social implications in East Asia; mass culture; the Internet and its empowerment in China; digital divide; machine translation
Gao, Yichen
Korea
China
The Korean Peninsula politics, East Asian economy especially Chinese and Korean economy, U.S.- China-Korea relations
Gee, Andrew Kent
China
Japan
Strategic international business practices prevalent in trilateral FDI among China, Japan, US—and the effect of economic interdependence on trilateral relations, politics and policy
Guo, Jiawen (Daris)
China authoritarianism and democratization; China's economic and political reform
Huang, Xiaoyi
China Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies; Cross-cultural Communication; Translation Studies; Modern and Classic Chinese Literature
Ide, Samuel
China Sino-Central Asian relations particularly in terms of trade and security, East Asian geopolitics, Asian regional trade integration, Great Power politics
Jiang, Yuhui
China East Asian history and culture; Chinese literature and aesthetics; social and political theory; intellectual discourses on emotions, temporality, and spatiality
Jiang, Yuxi
China The history and development of education policy in China; interaction between economic growth and human capital investment; role of education and microfinance programs in the economic development of rural areas in East Asia
Johnson III, Stephen
China Chinese politics and foreign policy, modern Chinese history, US-China relations, Chinese cultural history
Joo, Eun Hye
East Asia International Relations among East Asian countries, US-Chinese relations
Kim, Elisa Haeryoung
Korea Historical sociology of modern South Korea; its effects on current domestic/foreign policies, specifically South Korea's international relationship with North East Asian countries and the U.S.; globalization and the Korean diaspora
Kim, Dong youn
Korea Korean Unification, Korea-US-China-Japan Relationship
Kim, Seung Yeol
Korea
China
Legal and strategic review of mutual defense treaties of the United States in East Asia; Analysis of arms & arms control agreements of the U.S. and its policy on disposition of weapons in East Asia; Strategies in U.S.-ROK-China trilateral relations
Krost, Stacy
China Modern Chinese literature and media; public reaction to Chinese literature and media; implications of public reaction for China's political process; intersection of politics and media
Lam, Jason
China US-China Relations, Security Issues in the Pacific Region, Cross-Strait Relations between Mainland China and Taiwan, Cultural Identity, the 1944 "Dixie Mission" and lessons that can be learned from it
Le, Lin
China State-society relations in China; China's political economy; the rise of China and international politics; the Tibet issue; nationalism
Lee, Jun-Youb (JY)
Korea Asian & Asian American intellectural history and Korean business history
Lee, Michael Minyoung
Korea Foreign relations among the East Asian countries, with emphasis on how they relate to the U.S.'s own interests
Li, Zhoujia
China China's image in the global media; cross-cultural communication; public awareness of cultural inheritance; gender ideology in Chinese culture; modern Chinese drama
Li, Lu
China Cross-cultural communication and business model localization; new media and innovation and their effects on China-U.S. economies and business relations
Limon, Daniel
China China's start-up ecosystem; business strategy in China; US-China relations and great power rivalry; social order in Chinese society; East Asian territorial disputes
Lokshin, Benjamin
Korea North Korean cultural policy, North Korean state ideology, inter-Korean relations, East Asian nationalism, Tumen regional issues, East Asian sociolinguistics
Lu, Yingdan
China Media, technology and Chinese society; Contemporary Chinese politics; Public deliberation and Chinese policy; Media coverage in East Asia
Luo, Mian
China Political and economic reforms; market transition in the information age; social uprisings; modern Chinese history
McGurk, Stewart
China Modern Chinese history and cultural anthropology; race and identity; China-ASEAN relations; multilateral security cooperation in Asia-Pacific
Meixsel, Pearly
Japan Japanese Business Practices, Globalization Strategies & Entrepreneurship Infrastructure; Japanese Economic Policies & Relations with US/East Asia; Modern Japanese History
Meng, Tianlin
China
Japan
Chinese & Japanese art history; Political functions of artworks during dynastic China & Japan; History of Japanese Kanshi
Nakahara, Tenei
China Cultural and social anthropology; Gender and sexuality studies; Anthropology of Religion; Chinese Studies
Pratt, Walter
China Post WWII Japan, Sino-US Relations, PRC-ASEAN Relations, Overseas Chinese Communities in SE Asia, Cross Taiwan Strait Relations
Rath, Allison
China Modern and traditional Chinese history, Asian art history, women's history, cultural anthropology, alternative political systems
Robbins-Juarez, Alyeska Danelle
Japan Social robots in Japanese society; pre-modern Japanese history; Buddhism and Shinto; medical and environmental studies in Japan; European intellectual culture in Japan
Sea, Jielin (Jane)
China East Asia regionalism (especially the multilateral security cooperation), China's defense capabilities, East Asian nationalism and economic growth, China's political economy
Seeley, Mengxi (Margaret)
East Asia China-North Korea economic relations and developmental engagement; food security and nutrition in North Korea and rural China
Shen, Wenqiang
China Chinese foreign policy; contemporary Chinese politics; East Asian relations; security in East Asia
Song, Yanchen
China International Relations in East Asia, China's foreign policy and its determinants, Chinese political economy, cyberspace and its impact on elite-mass relations in China
Sun, Lihuang (Rachel)
Japan Japanese art history, Japanese popular culture, Production and distribution of art and culture in Japan, Japanese environmental literature
Sun, Jodie Murong
Japan Nihonjinron, cultural identity, role of education in shaping national identity, nationalism in East Asia
Suo, Feiya
East Asia East Asian international relations; U.S.- China- Korea relations; Political system and political transformation of China and Korea; Political culture of Korea
Tabi, Olivier
China Economic development ; Political economy ; Business & entrepreneurship
Tan, Adelbert Ying Lip
China Chinese foreign policy; East Asian political economy; technology and internet in China
Tan, Erin Ying
East Asia
China
East Asian culture and media evolution; international relations; East Asian history and its influence on regional dynamics; Chinese business culture
Tang, Hesong
China US and China Relationship; US foreign policy in East Asia
Tapia, Susan Del Carmen
Korea US Diplomacy, Korea- South/North Relations, Japanese immigrant populations, women's issues
Tian, Ziyao
China Chinese studies; urban sociology; contemporary Chinese history; family, gender and life course; cultural anthropology; Danwei system
Tian, Yuan
China Modern Chinese history and politics, political movements, revolution and people's motivation in social movements in modern China, with specific focuses on the Cultural Revolutions, Red Guards and the students and intellectuals in the May 4th Movement
Wang, Qianyuan
China Chinese political economy and law, Geopolitics and security in Northeast Asia
Wen, Mianmian
China
Japan
Economic relations among China, Japan and the U.S., especially the comparative research on the RMB and JPY exchage rate issue, East Asian cooperation, TPP and ASEAN 10+X
Wilcut, Lisa
Japan Japanese religion, particularly Shinto, Zen and the Mikkyo schools of Buddhism; Japanese literature and intellectural history; Japanese classical poetry; Japanese traditional culture in contemporary practice
Wong, Daniel Bruce
China Organizational behavior; economic transition and financial system; the Internet and computers in Chinese society; human-computer interaction
Wu, Yifei
China Sociocultural anthropology; Body politics, ideology, and power in China; The symbolics of the body; Media and panopticon; Comparative literature
Xing, Yina
East Asia Economic Integration of East Asia; Trilateral relation of China, Japan and Korea; US's Foreign Policy in East Asia
Yang, Liu
China Cultural resources preservation; cultural identity and ethnography
Yang, Jier
China
Japan
Feminism/Women's issues in China and Japan, cultural exchange in modern East Asia, Modern Chinese and Japanese literature and media
Ye, Liyi
China Poverty and Inequality in Asia; U.S.- East Asia Relations; Financial Reform and Economic transition in China
Yin, Le
China Chinese economic transformation, Chinese private equity and venture capital market, Chinese entrepreneurship
Yoo, Seungmin
China International relations, regional security issues, Chinese politics and foreign policy, China-North Korea relations, US foreign policy in East Asia
Yoshinaga, Megumi
East Asia Sino-Japanese relations: (i) the history and politics of territorial disputes between China and Japan; (ii) how the politics of memory (of WWII) affects this dispute; (iii) how historical memory affects the public sphere and constrains political actors
Zhai, Xiang
China Sino-American relations; cross-Strait relations; Chinese history since Ming; contemporary Chinese politics
Zhang, Yue
China Chinese political economy and legal system; contentious politics and political culture; comparative study between China and Japan
Zhu, Shien
China
Japan
Comparative economic policies; the comparison between Chinese organizational structures and the Japanese Keiretsu system; multi-cultural communication and media studies; transnational corporations in East Asia