Alexander Zahlten

Alexander Zahlten

Chair, Committee on Regional Studies East Asia
EALC: Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Pronouns: He, Him, His

Research Interests: Film and media in Japan; media ecologies in East Asia.

2 Divinity Ave, 211
p: (617) 496-1391
Office Hours: Email for appointment
Ryuichi Abe

Ryuichi Abe

EALC: Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions

On Leave 2020-21

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

2 Divinity Avenue, Room 130B
p: (617) 495-4305
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: South Korean film and film culture of the 1970s and 1980s; visual and media studies; gender and body; feminist, queer, postcolonial, 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
Suna Cha

Suna Cha


Georgetown University, B.A. English and Art History, 2021

Korea: modern and contemporary Korean art, film, and visual culture; Japanese colonialism in Korea;  women and gender; consumerism and material culture; historical memory and national identity; theory of aesthetics

Yuan Ting Chan

Yuan Ting Chan


National University of Singapore, B.A. Chinese Studies, 2020

China: Modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film; migration; visual and media studies

Paul Y. Chang

Paul Y. Chang

Dept. of Sociology: Associate Professor of Sociology

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

Chuyi Chen


Brown University, B.A. Comparative Literature, B.A. Theatre Arts and Performance, 2020

China: Chinese literature, material and performance culture; theatre, mass media and popular culture; study of aesthetics

Esse Yao Chen

Esse Yao Chen

Tsinghua University, B.A. English Literature and Humanities, 2018.

China/Regional: Retirement finance; pension reform; social and economic policy.


Yufan Chen


The University of Chicago, B.A. East Asian Languages and Civilizations & Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, 2020

China: Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature and film; Feminist, queer, and affect theories; Representation of rural-urban binary