The East Asian Languages and Cultures faculty is a close-knit, friendly community of teacher-scholars that emphasizes the education of our students at all levels. Our students have gone on to graduate school in various fields of study and become professors; they have also found English-teaching jobs abroad, as well as jobs in business, publishing, government, and translation. In addition to its commitment to teaching, the faculty also publishes books and articles with leading academic presses and in well-known academic journals. The research and the publications of our faculty have resulted in fellowships from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Fulbright Scholar Program, an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard, and an award from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature.

Current Faculty

Associate Professor of Japanese
Graduate Program Director of Japanese

Bruce Baird
Bruce Baird

Associate Professor of Chinese
Graduate Program Director of Chinese

Elena Suet-Ying Chiu
Elena Suet-Ying Chiu

Senior Lecturer of Chinese

Yi Feng
Yi Feng

Senior Lecturer
Japanese Undergraduate Advisor
Japanese Exchange Program Director

Stephen M. Forrest
Stephen M. Forrest

Lecturer of Chinese

Lingqian Kong
Lingqian Kong

Senior Lecturer of Japanese

Mako Koyama-Hartsfield
Mako Koyama-Hartsfield

Lecturer of Korean

Jee Hyun Lee
Jee Hyun Lee

Director of Korean Studies

Chan Young Park
Chan Young Park

Associate Professor of Asian Studies

David K. Schneider
David K. Schneider

Professor
Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature

Amanda C. Seaman
Amanda C. Seaman

Senior Lecturer of Japanese

Yasuko Shiomi
Yasuko Shiomi

Senior Lecturer
Japanese Undergraduate Advisor
Japanese Honors Program Director
Career Advisor-Japan


Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate Advisor

Reiko Sono
Reiko Sono

Associate Professor
Program Director, Chinese Language & Literature
Chinese Language Program Director
Chinese Teacher Licensure Program Director
Chinese Study-Abroad Program Director

Zhijun Wang
Zhijun Wang

Senior Lecturer
Japanese Language Program Director
Linguistics & Japanese Joint Major Advisor

Yuki Yoshimura
Yuki Yoshimura

Associate Professor
Chinese Undergraduate Advisor
Chinese Honors Program Director

Enhua Zhang
Enhua Zhang

From Avant-garde Dance to Video Games

"[Topics such as Japanese comic books and graphic novels (manga), animation (anime), and video games] might not seem like traditional subjects for a university class, where maybe you have the image that we should be studying things like history and novels. However, it may come as a surprise (because our news coverage is still so geared to things such as television, movies, and music), but the video game industry is one of the biggest parts of the entertainment industry."

Bruce Baird
Associate Professor of Japanese
Bruce Baird

Faculty Emeriti & Adjunct Faculty

Professor Emerita, Japanese

Doris Bargen
Doris Bargen

Research Professor of Chinese

E Bruce Brooks
E Bruce Brooks

Professor Emeritus, Chinese

Alvin P. Cohen
Alvin P. Cohen

Associate Professor (retired)

Stephen D. Miller
Stephen D. Miller

Professor Emeritus, Chinese

Zhongwei Shen
Zhongwei Shen