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James Robson

James Robson

Chair
EALC: James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research Interests:  History of Medieval Chinese Buddhism and Daoism; issues of sacred geography, local religious history, talismans,...

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2 Divinity Avenue, Room 216


p: (617) 495-8363
Office Hours: Fall 2019: TBA
Ryuichi Abe

Ryuichi Abe

EALC: Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions

Research Interests:  Buddhism and Japanese history, literature and culture.

2 Divinity Avenue, Room 130B
p: (617) 495-4305

Latifa Al Saud

Columbia University, M.A. Political Science, 2019. Pepperdine University, B.A. International Studies, Political Studies, 2016.

Japan: International relations, Japanese foreign and security policy, Japan-Middle East relations, Japanese politics, East Asia-Middle East relations.

William P. Alford

William P. Alford

Law School: Director, East Asian Legal Studies
Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law

Research interests: Chinese law and legal history; legal aspects of international trade and technology transfer.

Austin Hall, Room 309
p: (617) 495-4693
Baek, Hannah

Hannah Baek

New York University, B.A. Individualized Study, 2017

Korea: Visual and political culture of North Korea; representation of North Korea in local and foreign media; postcolonial, film, and affect theories.
Peter K Bol

Peter K Bol

EALC: Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research Interests: the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th...

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2 Divinity Ave. #221
p: (617) 495-8361
Mary C. Brinton

Mary C. Brinton

Dept of Sociology: Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology
Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Research interests: gender stratification, labor market organization, education, economic sociology, and Japanese society.

William James Hall, Room 580
p: (617) 495-5821
Paul Y. Chang

Paul Y. Chang

Dept. of Sociology: Associate Professor of Sociology
On leave 2019-20

Research Interests: South Korean social and political change. Social movements, family, Korean studies.

608 William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617)-495-8769
Esse Yao Chen

Esse Yao Chen

Tsinghua University, B.A. English, 2018.

China/Japan: Economic Sociology; Aging Societies; Political Economy; Social Networks; Modern Social and Visual History.

Xu Gabby Chen

Dartmouth College, B.A., East Asian Studies, 2014

Contemporary Japan & China: Consumption, material culture, fashion, gender, beauty and identity.