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Rose Adams

North Korean affairs, media/propaganda in authoritarian regimes; effects of media and culture on inter-Asian relations

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Rika Aoki

Chinese politics and foreign policy; maritime issues

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Fedelle Austria

Internationalization of business, evolution of the healthcare landscape in South Korea and East Asia at large

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Sasha Chanko

Zen Buddhism and Japanese nationalism; transnational and transcultural religious development; Japanese-US relations

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Bingrui Chen

Pre-modern Japanese literature and art; gender studies

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Liyan Chen

Causal relation between government acts and cultural background in East Asia; comparative studies between China and Japan

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Sam Chetwin George

Chinese foreign policy in the South Pacific

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Grayson Dinovitz

Evolving gender roles throughout Chinese history, specifically focusing on how embedded beliefs surrounding women still influence policies, socio-cultural norms, and the status of women in modern China; international relations and policies

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Sasha Earnheart-Gold

Venture capital and entrepreneurship

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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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Haley Gordon

Contemporary Korean popular culture; representations of societal issues and historical events in modern cinema, music, and literature; Korean historical memory, especially of the Japanese colonial era

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Alice Siqi Han

The nexus of China's economy, politics, and technology; the rise of China's tech industry

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Charlie Huo

Online social movements; youth political participation; social media; online communities; state and corporate involvement in media content moderation; contemporary Chinese culture

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Yingyue Kang

Development of Cold War-era Japanese state and society and how the legacy of this development continues to shape contemporary Sino-Japanese and East Asian regional dynamics

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Abigail Lai

Modern, East Asian youth, the East Asian scholar-official, and the history of oration

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Xingchen Lan

Political Economy; Authoritarian Politics; Distributive Politics; Chinese and East Asian Politics; Applied Game Theory and Quantitative Methods

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Sai Ma

Spatiality in modern Chinese literature; Modern Chinese history; Japanese literary modernism; Digital humanities

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Sijia Mao

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

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Cole McFaul

US-China relations; Chinese engagement in Africa; the objectives and impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative

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Josephine O'Neil

Dynastic calligraphy and painting and its influence on contemporary ink art; cross-cultural influence between the arts of China and Japan; decorative arts from the Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties; Edo period screens; modern and contemporary Japanese photography

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Wren Ponder

The political economy of modern China

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Victoria Rahbar

The print culture history of shoujo manga magazines in Japan and North America. How East Asia Libraries in North America catalog, develop, and preserve manga collections. Art History; Fan Studies; History of the Book; Library and Information Science; Manga Studies

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Machi Saito

Contemporary relations and foreign policies of East Asian nations; Interrelationship between the United States, Japan and China; US foreign policy toward East Asia; Chinese history, politics and foreign policy

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Jingxuan Shou

Fostering mutual understanding and avoiding conflict between the US, China, and Russia. The history of the three bilateral relationships: China and the US, Russia and the US, and China and Russia

Alek Sigley

Foreigners in North Korea, focusing on foreign students and their experiences of everyday life and social control; anthropology; cultural studies

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Hong Song

Chinese migration and diaspora; women and gender history; identity formation; transnational history

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Josh Stelwagen

Contemporary history and politics; foreign policy, especially China’s role in global governance; international security; national identity and cross-cultural negotiation in authoritarian regimes

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Yuze Sui

Local governance in China, state-society relations in China, Central-local relations in China, and accountability in Authoritarian regimes

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Lily Amelia Susman

Culture and society in modern and contemporary China; East Asian transnational cultural history; Women and Gender Studies; Modernity, nationalism, and revolution

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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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Mari Uchima

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

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Benjamin Villar

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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Xinyi Wang

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

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Shiyun Ye

Social and political history of late imperial China; Gender Studies

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Alyssa Yee

China's economic, political and security objectives in the Central and South Pacific, especially in connection with the Belt and Road initiative

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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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Shirley (Xuehan) Zhao

Modern Chinese history, historical and contemporary Sino-Japanese relations, history and memory

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Zhiyun Zhao

Comparative literature, focusing on the comparison of Chinese and American literature; environmental and medical humanities; theatre studies