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People: Faculty:

William B. Crawford

Part-time instructor, Chinese and Japanese literature, business

Charles Exley

Assistant Professor of modern Japanese literature and film

Fan Fan

Assistant Instructor of Chinese

Sachiko Takabatake Howard

Assistant Instructor of Japanese

Wan-Ching Hsieh

Assistant Instructor of Chinese

Kyungok Joo

Assistant Instructor of Korean


Mi-Hyun Kim

Lecturer of Korean language and culture

Coordinator of the Korean program

Noriko Kanisawa Kowalchuck

Assistant Instructor of Japanese


Stephen Luft

Lecturer of Japanese, Academic Advisor for Chinese and Japanese majors

David O. Mills

Associate Professor of Japanese language and linguistics, technical Japanese

Coordinator of the Japanese language program

Hiroshi Nara

Professor of Japanese language and linguistics, intellectual history

Chair of the Department

Junzo Oshimo

Assistant Instructor of Japanese

Kun Qian

Assistant Professor of modern Chinese literature and film

Seung-Hwan Shin

Part-time instructor, Korean culture and film

Cecile Chu-Chin Sun

Professor of premodern and classical Chinese literature

Juchun (Vanessa) Wei

Assistant Instructor of Chinese

Yi Xu

Assistant Professor of Chinese language and linguistics

Coordinator of the Chinese language program

Part-time Chinese Language Instructors

Kailu Guan

Liling Huang

Yuyun Lei

Qiong Wu


Part-time Japanese Language Instructors

Yukiko Otani Deutsch

Chisato Tomoda

Part-time Korean Language Instructors

Soo-Jin Kim

Woo Ah Kim

Visiting Scholar

Wei Tong

Affiliated Faculty with Secondary Appointment in EALL

Katherine Carlitz

Premodern Chinese literature with primary appointment in Asian Studies Center as Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and China Studies Coordinator

Brenda G. Jordan

Modern Japanese art history with primary appointment in Asian Studies Center as Director of NCTA and Japan Studies Coordinator



Paula Locante

Department Administrator

Emeritus Faculty

Dayle Barnes

Associate Professor Emeritus of Chinese language and linguistics

J. Thomas Rimer

Professor Emeritus of Japanese literature, art, and drama

Mae J. Smethurst

Professor Emerita of Japanese literature and drama with primary appointment in Classics

Yi-tung Wang

Professor Emeritus of Chinese literature