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Min Jae Choi

Inter-Korean relations and the influences of neighboring countries on this issue.

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Yichao Cui

Chinese urban and female literature in the 20th century; Cultural studies of gender

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Sasha Earnheart-Gold

Green development finance and investment

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Michael Frazer

U.S. trade and security policy in Asia.  Japanese politics and political economy.  History of U.S.-Japan relations.  Modern Japanese history.

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Jeremy Gardinier

Chinese foreign policy; East Asian security; Modern & classical Chinese literature

Zoe Gioja

Korea in the colonial period; gender history; contacts with Christian missionaries in Korea and East Asia; history and memory

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Nancy Hamilton

Premodern Japanese language and literature; classical Japanese poetry, linked verse, and poetic tales; poetic allusion in art and traditional practices

Margaret Hong

Role of body and women's rights in South Korea; Cultural and political exchange among East Asian nations; Significance of democratization in East Asian policy-making

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ShanShan Jiang

The impact of 20th Century Chinese political history on contemporary Chinese society and foreign policies, and especially how state society relationships and international relations are portrayed through cinematic representations

Xinyue Jiang

Pre-modern Chinese Art History, particularly the literati circle in Jiangnan region during Ming-Qing periods

Eunhye Jung

Korean unification, Korean foreign policy, international relations among Northeast Asian countries

Ju-Hyun Kim

Modern Japanese history, wartime depiction on Japanese media, gender studies

Liang Wei Koh

International Relations of East Asia and China; Sino-Japanese Relations; US-China Relations; Chinese Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics

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Fenghua Li

Interconnectedness of East Asian language, culture, religion, and art; application of East Asian philosophy to modern and global contexts; Buddhism and Buddhist art in East Asia; culture and perspective.

Xinke Liu

Examining historical, economical, and political factors contributing to the growing socio-economical disparities and the intensifying social stratification in China

Yingzhi Lu

Japanese post-war literature, Japanese nationalism, Japanese sub-culture, Japanese post-war society

Yutong Luo

Modern Chinese history; Contemporary Chinese literature; Gender studies

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Sijia Mao

Social Stratification in Contemporary China; Media and Society; Comparative Gender Studies in East Asia; LGBT Studies

Bailey Martinez

International security; Chinese investment in US real estate; US-China economic interdependence

Olivia Mason

Modern Chinese history; Chinese visual culture: film, fashion, and photography; comparative materials culture in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China

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Jie Min

Authoritarian politics and China; institutions and democratic competition in Japan; democratic development, state-building and state capacity, political economy of development; spatial and geographical approaches in electoral politics and territorial disputes.

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Yuchen Qian

Cultural modernization of Japan and China, and the (re-)construction of ethnic identities and aesthetics; Contemporary Chinese (sub)culture; Transcultural communication between East and West in art and visual culture.

Yanghe Sha

State, Economy and Society in Contemporary China; History and Culture of Modern China; Health, Aging and Social Welfare in East Asia

Toshiyuki Shichino

Exploring the Comprehensive Joint Childcare Model suitable to Japanese regional traits

Ruthanne Soh

Chinese Foreign Policy; Impacts of the Rise of China on Supranational Bodies; Sino-ASEAN Relations

Adam Stagg

Republican Chinese History; Late Imperial Chinese-Japanese Intellectual Exchange; The roots of Chinese nationalism

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Grace Sum

Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security and economics, US-East Asia relations, China-Southeast Asia relations

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Shunya Tamaki

Comparative study of the open innovation management system between the US and Japan; the impact of flow of people, talent and technology in organizations.

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Yawen Tan

’85 New Wave Movement; Art and politics in and after Mao’s China; Modern and contemporary Chinese art.

Zhi Ping Teo

Public Policy; International Relations; Political Economy: US-China-ASEAN Relations

Kai-Wen Tung

Comparative Politics, Democratization in East Asia, Cross-Strait Relations, Modern Chinese History

Mari Uchima

Security in Northeast Asia, US-Japan alliance and Okinawa, Futenma relocation issue, Political leadership

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Benjamin Villar

 I intend to study Zainichi Koreans, a Korean minority residing in Japan, and focus on identity studies, how they struggle with that identity, and how they manifest through social media outlets and the struggles they face online and in daily life from others/Japanese society.

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Xiaoyong Wang

Digital humanities; Cultural Studies of Modern China with the interdisciplinary tools of visual analysis and media; Modern Buddhism in the making and its relations with Chinese society

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Xinyi Wang

Economic history of modern China; Income inequality in China (the urban-rural divide); East Asian Buddhist art.

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Shi Rui Wong

Social and political thought; Chinese governance; Social control; Chinese foreign policy

Xuan Linda Wong

Contemporary Chinese and Korean comparative literature; The body and the self; Memory and trauma; Temporality

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Fengyi Xu

Economic and geopolitical competition between China and Japan focused on high-speed railway diplomacy in East Asia; International political economy in East Asia; Chinese foreign policy.

Zhiheng Xu

US-China Relations; Intercultural communication and public diplomacy; China's market reform; Media, technology and Chinese society

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Tiffany Ellen Yang

The political symbolisation of female heads of state in East Asia, especially South Korea and Taiwan; the role of media in political symbol-making; symbolic disputes

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Shiyun Ye

Social and political history of late imperial China; Gender Studies

Ang Yu

State-society relations in China, Intergenerational social mobility in contemporary China, Chinese higher education system

Xun Yuan

Filial piety in Chinese culture; persistence and challenges to the practice of filial piety in contemporary Chinese societies; attitudes to aging and expectations for filial piety in China

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Wanqian Zhang

International Relations; U.S.- Japan Relations; Sino-Japanese Relations; Korea in the colonial period; Japanese intellectual history; Pacific Rim economics

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Li Zhao

Gender, kinship and family in late imperial China; translated novels and their influences on genre development

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Tingyu Zheng

My academic interest is in comparative literature and culture on topics related to 20th century China, where huge political and social transformation as well as unspeakable havoc have taken  place (the “Great Leap Forward,” the “Cultural Revolution,” and other catastrophic social engineering). I want to study how literature as an agency of collective memory plays a role, not only in preserving but in actively constructing these cultural traumas as well as mending them, and how it continues to be of critical importance to contemporary Chinese society, which is also witnessing waves of metamorphosis and the rise of nationalism and populism.

Shan Zou

Comparative literature, Modern and Classic Chinese Literature/Aesthetics, Overseas Chinese Literature, Cross-cultural Studies, Chinese Media Studies