Inter-Korean relations and the influences of neighboring countries on this issue.
Chinese urban and female literature in the 20th century; Cultural studies of gender
U.S. trade and security policy in Asia. Japanese politics and political economy. History of U.S.-Japan relations. Modern Japanese history.
Chinese foreign policy; East Asian security; Modern & classical Chinese literature
Korea in the colonial period; gender history; contacts with Christian missionaries in Korea and East Asia; history and memory
Premodern Japanese language and literature; classical Japanese poetry, linked verse, and poetic tales; poetic allusion in art and traditional practices
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
Pre-modern Chinese Art History, particularly the literati circle in Jiangnan region during Ming-Qing periods
Korean unification, Korean foreign policy, international relations among Northeast Asian countries
International Relations of East Asia and China; Sino-Japanese Relations; US-China Relations; Chinese Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics
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.
Examining historical, economical, and political factors contributing to the growing socio-economical disparities and the intensifying social stratification in China
Japanese post-war literature, Japanese nationalism, Japanese sub-culture, Japanese post-war society
Social Stratification in Contemporary China; Media and Society; Comparative Gender Studies in East Asia; LGBT Studies
International security; Chinese investment in US real estate; US-China economic interdependence
Modern Chinese history; Chinese visual culture: film, fashion, and photography; comparative materials culture in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China
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.
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.
State, Economy and Society in Contemporary China; History and Culture of Modern China; Health, Aging and Social Welfare in East Asia
Exploring the Comprehensive Joint Childcare Model suitable to Japanese regional traits
Chinese Foreign Policy; Impacts of the Rise of China on Supranational Bodies; Sino-ASEAN Relations
Republican Chinese History; Late Imperial Chinese-Japanese Intellectual Exchange; The roots of Chinese nationalism
Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security and economics, US-East Asia relations, China-Southeast Asia relations
Comparative study of the open innovation management system between the US and Japan; the impact of flow of people, talent and technology in organizations.
’85 New Wave Movement; Art and politics in and after Mao’s China; Modern and contemporary Chinese art.
Public Policy; International Relations; Political Economy: US-China-ASEAN Relations
Comparative Politics, Democratization in East Asia, Cross-Strait Relations, Modern Chinese History
Security in Northeast Asia, US-Japan alliance and Okinawa, Futenma relocation issue, Political leadership
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.
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
Economic history of modern China; Income inequality in China (the urban-rural divide); East Asian Buddhist art.
Social and political thought; Chinese governance; Social control; Chinese foreign policy
Contemporary Chinese and Korean comparative literature; The body and the self; Memory and trauma; Temporality
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.
US-China Relations; Intercultural communication and public diplomacy; China's market reform; Media, technology and Chinese society
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
State-society relations in China, Intergenerational social mobility in contemporary China, Chinese higher education system
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
International Relations; U.S.- Japan Relations; Sino-Japanese Relations; Korea in the colonial period; Japanese intellectual history; Pacific Rim economics
Gender, kinship and family in late imperial China; translated novels and their influences on genre development
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.
Comparative literature, Modern and Classic Chinese Literature/Aesthetics, Overseas Chinese Literature, Cross-cultural Studies, Chinese Media Studies