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asian studies

Full-time

Bailey, Kathleen
Political Science department
Areas of concentration: ethnic and regional politics with a focus on the former Soviet space, especially Uzbekistan and Central Asia

Banuazizi, Ali
Political Science department
Areas of concentration: political cultures of the Middle East; comparative study of religion, ethnicity, and politics in the Middle East and Central Asia; conceptions of equality and social justice; politics of martyrdom

Blair, Sheila
Fine Arts department
Areas of concentration: Islamic art, especially the arts of Iran and Central Asia; the art and architecture produced under the Mongols; calligraphy and books

Bloom, Jonathan
Fine Arts department
Areas of concentration: Islamic art and architecture; the history of paper; art in the medieval Mediterranean world

Campbell, Aurelia
Fine Arts department
Areas of concentration: East Asian architectural history, particularly of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in China; Ming-Qing (1368-1911) court arts; Buddhist material and visual culture; Sino-Tibetan cultural exchange; interior space and design

Chiang, Sing-Chen Lydia
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Areas of concentration: Chinese literature and language; East Asian studies

Chuang, Julia
Sociology department
Areas of concentration: Sociology of development, Ethnography, Migration, Asia and Asian America

Cornille, Catherine
Theology department
Areas of concentration: theology of Religions; the theory of Inter-religious Dialogue; concrete questions in the Hindu-Christian and Buddhist-Christian dialogues; and the phenomenon of inculturation and intercultural theology

Ghobrial, Atef
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Areas of concentration: Arabic

Hayao, Kenji
Political Science department
Areas of concentration: Japanese domestic politics, with a particular interest in its prime ministership; comparative politics

Johnson, David
Philosophy department
Areas of concentration: Contemporary Japanese Philosophy, especially the Kyoto School; Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, Comparative Philosophy

Kim, Deoksoon
Lynch School of Education
Areas of concentration: Secondary Education, TESOL and literacy

Klein, Christina
English department
Areas of concentration: American studies, film studies, American literature, the literature and culture of America’s encounters with Asia

Lu, Fang
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Areas of concentration: Chinese language and literature

Makransky, John
Theology department
Areas of concentration: Indian Buddhist texts and how doctrines of enlightenment (buddhahood) have developed in connection with diverse forms of Buddhist meditation, philosophical analysis, and ritual practice; connections between transcendental insight, compassion and devotion in Tibetan and Indian Buddhist traditions; specific aspects of Buddhist and Christian anthropology and soteriology

Mo, Yajun
History department
Areas of concentration: Modern China; Modern East Asia; Modern Chinese Social and Cultural History; History Travel and Tourism; History of Photography; Women’s and Gender History

Mozina, David
Theology department
Areas of concentration: Comparative Religions, Daoism and Chinese religions

Parthasarathi, Prasannan
History department
Areas of concentration: Modern South Asian history; British Empire; labor history; economic history

Ross, Robert S.
Political Science department
Areas of concentration: Chinese security policy, with a focus on Chinese use of force and deterrence in East Asia and U.S.-China relations

Salameh, Franck
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Areas of concentration: Near Eastern languages and literatures

Seraphim, Franziska
History department
Areas of concentration: Modern and contemporary Japanese history: social, political, and cultural; historical memory; social movements; relations with Asia; global history

Seshadri Rahita, Kalpana
English department

Shen, Ce
Graduate School of Social Work
Areas of concentration: Cross-National Studies on Social Development, Aging and Social Welfare Policy in International and Cross-Cultural Context, Consumer-Directed Care for People with Mental Illness Diagnoses, Various Quantitative Research Methods

Thomas, Margaret
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Areas of concentration: Linguistics

Tran, Thanh
Graduate School of Social Work
Areas of concentration: Cross-Cultural Research Methodology, Evidenced-Based Research, Evaluation, Mental Health Services Research; Asian Americans

Zhang, Ling
History Department
Areas of concentration: pre-modern China, Chinese economic history, environmental history


 

Part-time

Cheung, Jun
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
617-552-3910
Email: jun.cheung@bc.edu

Clarke, Jeremy
History department
617-552-0825
Email: jeremy.clarke@bc.edu

Li, Huimin
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Lyons Hall 210E
617-552-3910
Email: huimin.li@bc.edu

Kamimura, Rie
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
617-552-2755
Email: rie.kamimura@bc.edu

Sullivan, Ritsuko
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Lyons Hall 210D
617-552-3910
Email: ritsuko.sullivan@bc.edu

Yu, Xiaoqing
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
617-552-3910
Email: xiaoqing.yu@bc.edu

Xie, Jin
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
617-552-3910
Email: jinxie03@yahoo.com