|Name||Languages||Fields of Study|
Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, Sufism, world religions, Islam in the Volga-Ural region, Turkish language and literature
Modern Japanese literature, Japanese Identity, Japanese Pop Culture
Animal symbolism and imagery, Ming/Qing zhiguai (strange tales), Chinese drama, Sichuan dialect
Women literature, and poetry
|Yu-Hsing (Jasmine) Chen||Chinese||
Studies traditional Chinese/ Taiwanese theater in a transnational Sinophone context. Master’s thesis explores a unique performance style of 20th century Taiwanese opera that incorporated elements of traditional Japanese and Chinese opera. Her research interests include intercultural theatre and performance, gender, modernity, nostalgia, popular culture, and media studies. She is currently exploring questions of Chinese/ Taiwanese opera travel across genres and regional, national, and aesthetic boundaries.
|Nalan Erbil Erkan||
Turkish Language; Literary modernity, literature and film, literature and politics, poetics, world literature.
Main focus on Classical Chinese drama as literature and as a performing art, the relationship between drama text and performance, theatre/theatrical images reflected through different medias. Additional interest in the drama criticism of the Ming-Qing period, which unfolds literati’s connoisseurship of drama and its connections to society.
Language acquistion and pedagogy
Conversation analysis (both ordinary and institutional), Multilingual interaction, Japanese pedagogy
|Anthony Lovenheim Irwin||Thai||
Thai Buddhism, Visual Culture, Asian Religions
Ming-Qing literature/urban history/garden literature/cultural geography
|Hae Ree Jun|
A significant portion of my graduate work has been devoted to exploring historiographical trends of premodern China and tracing changes in Chinese historiographical consciousness. In my dissertation, I explore the ways the rhetoric, structure and conceptual framework in the Jin shu (History of Western and Eastern Jin Dynasties, 265-420) reflect Chinese interpretation of history and workings of historical tradition during the early Tang dynasty (618-907). I am also curious about exploring tools of digital humanities in my research. I intend to map social networks of the biographical section in the Jin shu and devise a translation tool of similar historical texts based on the existing and my own translations.
His primary research focuses on ecocriticism and environmental humanities, especially on environmentalism of the poor in China, and he has secondary interests in subaltern studies, and migration studies. He is currently working on Chinese ecocinema and embarks on Japanese environmental literature. His articles appear on Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development, and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.
Her graduate project examines various forms of modernism (literature, arts and architectures) and how modernism is transnationally traveling and contextually shaped in Europe, Japan and China. She is particularly drawn to relations of war and modernism and also interested in environmental studies, urban studies and studies of everyday life.
Ancient Chinese poetry, Translation
|Miguel Llanos de la Guadia||Chinese||
Intellectual and cultural history of the late Qing. Chinese textual traditions and religions (esp. daoism), knowledge organization, translation and reception, literary and social theory, comparative philosophy.
relationship between music and language, phonology-syntax interface and second language acquisition
Second language acquisition, Chinese languages and linguistics, Pedagogy, Teaching Chinese as a second language.
Edo period (1600-1868ish) haikai, scatological/erotic poetry, illustrated books, visual-verbal culture, humor, meme theory, gender studies, queer theory. Currently I am interested in erotic and scatological comic poetry composed by women from this time period.
Daoist ritual, specifically as it pertains to image consecration and exorcistic deities
Discourse analysis, pragmatics, second language acquisition, katakana loanwords in Japanese
Medieval poetics, early historiography, translation
Chinese religions and religious art, particularly the visual culture of Daoism and the iconography of its deities; ritual traditions of China and Taiwan and the interplay between performance and pictorial art; and the history and interpretation of Chinese landscape painting.
Tang chuanqi tales, Six Dynasties zhiguai, and Ming-Qing vernacular novels, with a special focus on supernatural presences and Sino-Japanese comparison
Sound symbolic words (mimetics, ideophones), Conversation Analysis, multimodality.
Japanese language and pedagogy
Early modern Japanese literature and visual culture, theories of embodiment, queer theory, and feminist theory.
Pragmatics and pedagogy
Chinese linguistics and pedagogy
Classical Chinese Literature, memory in literature, Chinese thought.
Chinese dialects, prosodic phonology
Chinese syntax and Chinese phonology
Discourse analysis, pragmatics, second language acquisition, Japanese pedagogy.
Modern Chinese literature
Chinese phonology and phonetics, more specifically on Chinese intonation
The interface between phonology and syntax
Phonology and Morphology interface; Reduplication; Endangered Languages; Song Documentation.
Phonology and phonetics
Phonology, syntax, phonology-syntax interface, Chinese dialectology, and teaching Chinese as a second language.