Faculty & Scholars by Regional Expertise

China
Japan
Korea
Mongolia
Southeast Asia
Taiwan
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CHINA

Shi-Yan Chao shiyan_chao@yahoo.com
INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Research Interests: Queer theory and media, Chinese-language film, horror cinema, film histories, international film auteurs, transnational martial arts film, melodrama, and documentary film more

Myron L. Cohen mlc5@columbia.edu
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: Chinese culture and society: economic culture, popular religion, family and kinship, social change more

Samuel S. Kim ssk12@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Korean foreign relations and politics; Chinese foreign policy more

Dorothy Ko dk2031@columbia.edu
Professor of History, Barnard College
Research Interests: History of women, gender, and material cultures in early modern China more

Eugenia Lean eyl2006@columbia.edu
Associate Professor of Chinese history, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Research Interests: Modern Chinese history; history of emotions; history of science; mass media; historiography and critical theory more

Benjamin Liebman bl2075@columbia.edu
Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies
Research Interests: Chinese law; medical disputes in China; popular access to the courts in China; the evolving roles of legal institutions and lawyers; environmental law; Chinese tort law more

Lydia Liu ll2410@columbia.edu
The Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
Research Interests: Modern Chinese literature and culture; critical translation theory; postcolonial theory; new empire studies; material culture, semiotics, and new media more

Xiaobo Lü xl29@columbia.edu
Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
Research Interests: Political economy of post-socialist transition, political corruption, and Chinese politics more

Yao Lu yao.lu@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Research Interests: Internal migration in China and Chinese immigration; public health issues; labor market inequality and educational stratification more

Roberta H. Martin rhm1@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar; Director, Asia for Educators; Director, Columbia University National Coordinating Site of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
Research Interests: Education about East Asia in U.S. schools; education in China more

Andrew J. Nathan ajn1@columbia.edu
Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
Research Interests: Chinese foreign policy; sources of political legitimacy in Asia; human rights more

Carl Riskin cr6@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar, Adjunct Professor of Economics; Distinguished Professor of Economics, Queens College, The City University of New York
Research Interests: Income distribution in China; poverty and poverty reduction policies in China; problems of economic reform more

Morris Rossabi mr63@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar, Adjunct Professor of Inner Asian History; Distinguished Professor of History, Queens College, The City University of New York
Research Interests: Mongolian history more

Dan Rosen dr2024@columbia.edu
Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Interests: International economics, Chinese economics more

Orville Schell oschell@asiasociety.org
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Chinese History more

James D. Seymour seymour@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Politics of the PRC, especially Tibet and the northwest; comparative human rights more

Wei Shang ws110@columbia.edu
Wm. Theodore and Fanny Brett de Bary and Class of 1941 Collegiate Professor of Asian Humanities and Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Premodern Chinese literature and cultural history more

Kay Shimizu ks2679@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy; Japanese politics, Chinese politics more

Denis Fred Simon Denis.Simon@asu.edu
Senior Research Scholar more

Gray Tuttle gwt2102@columbia.edu
Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Modern Tibetan history; Manchu Qing Empire frontiers; role of Tibetan Buddhism in Sino-Tibetan relations more

Shang-Jin Wei sw2446@columbia.edu
N. T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy and Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Research Interests: Chinese economy, corruption, international finance and trade more

Edwin A. Winckler eaw9@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Politics of East Asian development, especially the People's Republic of China and Taiwan more

Elizabeth Wishnick ew124@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Chinese foreign policy; nontraditional security in Asia; great power relations in Central Asia more

Chün-fang Yü cy2126@columbia.edu
Sheng Yen Professor Emerita of Chinese Buddhism, Department of Religion and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese Buddhism, East Asian religions, Buddhism and gender, Buddhism and modernization more

Madeleine Zelin mhz1@columbia.edu
Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of History
Research Interests: Modern legal history and the role of law in the Chinese economy more

Xiaodan Zhang xz30@columbia.edu
Research Scholar
Research Interests: Sociology of work and organization; Gender studies more

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JAPAN

Paul Anderer pja1@columbia.edu
Fred and Fannie Mack Professor of Humanities and Professor of Japanese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Modern Japanese literature, film, and cultural criticism; narrative topography; city cultures; modern tragedy more

Lisbeth Kim Brandt lb28@columbia.edu
Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Modern Japanese cultural and social history more

Richard Calichman rcalichman@ccny.cuny.edu
Associate Research Scholar
Research Interests: Modern Japanese Literature, premodern Japanese literature and modern Japanese history more

Gerald L. Curtis glc2@columbia.edu
Burgess Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science; Director, Toyota Research Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Senior Research Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation
Research Interests: Modern Japanese politics, foreign policy, social change, political economy; East Asia international relations more

Carol Gluck cg9@columbia.edu
George Sansom Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures, Department of History and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Chair, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Publications Program
Research Interests: Modern Japan (late nineteenth century to the present); international history; American-East Asian relations; history writing and public memory in Asia and the world more

Harry Harootunian hdh5@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Early Modern and Modern Japanese history and historical theory more

Christopher L. Hill clh20@columbia.edu
Associate Research Scholar
Research Interests: Realism and Modernism in Japanese fiction; history of social thought more

Shigeo Hirano sh145@columbia.edu
Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
Research Interests: Comparative politics; American politics; political economy; Japanese politics more

Hikari Hori hh2104@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese Film, Visual Culture Studies, Gender Studies, and Feminist and Critical Theories more

Marilyn Ivy mji4@columbia.edu
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: Modern Japanese anthropology more

Merit E. Janow mj60@columbia.edu
Dean, School of International and Public Affairs; Professor of Professional Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs
Research Interests: International trade and competition law and policy; economic and trade policy in Asia Pacific economies; WTO law and dispute settlement; U.S.-Japan trade and economic issues, China trade and investment more

Mark A. Jones maj7@columbia.edu
Associate Research Scholar
Research Interests: The emergence of modern childhood in early 20th century Japan
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Curtis J. Milhaupt cm536@columbia.edu
Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law, Director of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law, and Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, all at Columbia Law School
Research Interests: East Asian legal systems, particularly Japanese law; comparative corporate governance; law and economic development more

George R. Packard grp2001@columbia.edu
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science
Research Interests: History of US-Japan relations from 1853 to the present more

Hugh T. Patrick htp1@columbia.edu
Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Co-Director, APEC Study Center
Research Interests: Pacific Basin economic relationsmore

Gregory Pflugfelder gmp12@columbia.edu
Associate Professor of Japanese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of History
Research Interests: Early modern and modern Japanese history; gender and sexuality studies more

Yumi Shimabukuro yts2002@columbia.edu
Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Research Interests: Political Economy of Northeast Asia and Redistributive Politics
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Kay Shimizu ks2679@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Research Interests: Comparative politics; political economy; Japanese politics, Chinese politics more

Haruo Shirane hs14@columbia.edu
Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese literature, visual culture, and cultural history, with particular focus on the interaction between popular and elite cultures more

Henry D. Smith II hds2@columbia.edu
Professor of Japanese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Director, Kyoto Consortium of Japanese Studies.
Research Interests: Late Edo landscape prints; the history of color and pigments in Japanese woodblock prints of the eighteenth and nineteenth century; woodblock views of Edo and Tokyo; "Ch?shingura" and the relationship between history and legend in early modern and modern Japan; history of modern Tokyo; history of modern Japanese architecture more

Tomi Suzuki ts202@columbia.edu
Professor of Japanese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Modern Japanese literature and criticism in comparative context; literary and cultural theory, particularly theory of narrative, genre and gender, modernism and modernity; intellectual history of modern Japan; history of reading, canon formation, and literary histories more

David Weinstein dew35@columbia.edu
Carl Sumner Shoup Professor of Japanese Economics, Department of Economics; Chair, Department of Economics; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business more

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KOREA

Charles K. Armstrong cra10@columbia.edu
The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of History
Research Interests: Modern East Asian political and social history; Korean history; U.S.-East Asian relations; international history more

Theodore Q. Hughes th2150@columbia.edu
The Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Director, Center for Korean Research
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary Korean literature and film more

Laurel Kendall lk7@columbia.edu
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology; Research Scholar of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Research Interests: Korean History focusing on Shamans; Korean and Vietnam regional comparisons more

Jungwon Kim jk3638@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Culture
Research Interests: Gender, family, and legal history of Chos?n Korea (1392-1910) more

Samuel S. Kim ssk12@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Korean foreign relations and politics; Chinese foreign policy more

Sue Mi Terry sueterry@gmail.com
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: North Korea, particularly North Korean leadership succession plans; Pyongyang's evolving nuclear strategy and the potential for instability in North Korea; politics and foreign policy of South Korea; Northeast Asian security; US-Northeast Asia relations more

Joel S. Wit joelstephenwit@gmail.com
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: U.S.-North Korea relations and foreign policy more

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MONGOLIA

Morris Rossabi mr63@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar, Adjunct Professor of Inner Asian History; Distinguished Professor of History, Queens College, The City University of New York
Research Interests: Mongolian history more

James D. Seymour seymour@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Politics of the PRC, especially Tibet and the northwest; comparative human rights more

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SOUTHEAST ASIA

Amy L. Freedman alf2107@columbia.edu
Associate Research Scholar
Research Interests: Political Islam on Indonesia and Malaysia more

Kristy Kelly kk2772@columbia.edu
Associate Research Scholar
Research Interests: Globalization/development/post-socialist transformation in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, gender and feminism studies, sociology of education, and politics of knowledge more

Duncan McCargo d.j.mccargo@leeds.ac.uk
Senior Research Affiliate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Professor of Political Science, University of Leeds
Research Interests: Politics of Thailand, comparative politics of Southeast Asia more

Rosalind C. Morris rcm24@columbia.edu
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: History of modernity in Thailand; the theorization of visual culture and forms of mass mediation; anthropology of value and violence based mainly on ethnography in South Africa more

Ann Marie Murphy amm31@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar; Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University; Fellow, National Asia Research Program; Associate Fellow, The Asia Society International relations of Southeast Asia
Research Interests: Political development in Southeast Asia; U.S. foreign policy toward Southeast Asia more

Hugh T. Patrick htp1@columbia.edu
Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Co-Director, APEC Study Center
Research Interests: Pacific Basin economic relations more

John Pemberton jp373@columbia.edu
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: Anthropology and history; colonial encounters, translation, ritual practice, and colonial and postcolonial cultures, focus on Indonesia more

Saskia Schäfer ss4605@columbia.edu
Research Scholar
Research Interests: Islam and politics in Indonesia and Malaysia, discourse and media analysis, religious and political authority, secularism, public morality, Islamic feminism more

Jayne Werner jsw7@columbia.edu
Research Scholar; Professor Emerita of Political Science at Long Island University
Research Interests: Social and cultural politics of colonial and contemporary Vietnam more

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TAIWAN

Myron L. Cohen mlc5@columbia.edu
Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology; Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Research Interests: Chinese culture and society: economic culture, popular religion, family and kinship, social change more

Murray Rubinstein mr2789@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Christianity in China and Taiwan; development of modern Taiwan, government, politics and religion. more

James D. Seymour seymour@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Politics of the PRC, especially Tibet and the northwest; comparative human rights more

Edwin A. Winckler eaw9@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Politics of East Asian development, especially the People's Republic of China and Taiwan more

Elizabeth Wishnick ew124@columbia.edu
Senior Research Scholar
Research Interests: Chinese foreign policy; nontraditional security in Asia; great power relations in Central Asia more

Chün-fang Yü cy2126@columbia.edu
Sheng Yen Professor of Chinese Buddhist Studies Department of Religion and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese Buddhism, East Asian religions, Buddhism and gender, Buddhism and modernization more

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TIBET

Robert J. Barnett rjb58@columbia.edu
Director, Modern Tibet Studies Program; Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies; Associate Research Scholar Modern Tibetan history
Research Interests: Culture and politics; film and television in Inner Asia; nationality issues in China more

Tenzin Norbu Nangsal tn218@columbia.edu
Lecturer
Research Interests: Modern Tibetan language more

Gray Tuttle gwt2102@columbia.edu
Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies
Research Interests: Modern Tibetan history; Manchu Qing Empire frontiers; role of Tibetan Buddhism in Sino-Tibetan relations more

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