Committee

Prof. Karen Thornber

Karen Thornber

Interim Chair of the Committee on Regional Studies: East Asia
Harry Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research Interests:  Comparative literature, world literature, and the literatures and cultures of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan),...

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CGIS S222
1730 Cambridge Street
p: 617-496-6244
Jie Li

Jie Li

Director of Graduate Studies, RSEA
EALC: Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research interests:  Chinese literary, media and cultural studies. Cinematic representations of modern East Asian history, cultural memories...

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2 Divinity Avenue, Room 231
p: (617) 495-8371
Melissa McCormick

Melissa McCormick

EALC: Professor of Japanese Art and Culture
Harvard College Professor

Research Interests:  pre-modern Japanese art; medieval painting, literature, and history; court culture.

2 Divinity Avenue, Room 219
p: (617) 496-2276
James Robson

James Robson

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: By appointment; please email.
Alexander Zahlten

Alexander Zahlten

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

(On Leave 2022-2023)

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