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Katharine Burnett
EAS Director, Art History
kpburnett@ucdavis.edu
530-752-0105
Everson 160

Interdisciplinary studies focusing on the visual arts of China.

 Janet Shibamoto Smith
Anthropology
jsshibamotosmith@ucdavis.edu
530-752-7338
Young Hall 325

Analysis of gender differences in Japanese language usage.

Li Zhang
Anthropology
lizhang@ucdavis.edu
530-752-1595
Young Hall 311
 Office Hours: by appointment

Cultural, political, and urban anthropology, migration, citizenship, post-socialist states, consumerism, class and property relations; particular focus on China.

Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde
Asian American Studies
kieulinh@gmail.com
cvalverde@ucdavis.edu
 Hart Hall 3113

Southeast Asian American history and contemporary issues, mixed race and gender theories, Fashionology, Aesthetics, Diaspora, and Transnationalism Studies.

Richard S. Kim
Chair and Associate Professor of Asian American Studies 
rskim@ucdavis.edu
Hart Hall 3101

20th century U.S, history, Asian American history, transnationalism and diaspora, race and ethnicity, and social and political movements.

Xiaomei Chen
Chinese (EALC)
xmchen@ucdavis.edu
530-752-1209
Sproul Hall 309

Modern Chinese literature, drama, theater, women's literature, comparative literature, literary theory, cultural studies, and performance studies. 

Chengzhi Chu
Chinese (EALC)
czchu@ucdavis.edu
530-752-7918
Sproul Hall 303

Chinese linguistics, cognitive semantics, Chinese as a second language (pedagogy and acquisition), application of computer technology in language instruction. 

Mark Halperin
Chinese (EALC)
mhalperin@ucdavis.edu
530-752-0337
Sproul Hall 522
T 12:30-2pm and by appointment

Medieval Chinese literature and cultural history, especially anecdotal and religious literature of the Tang and Song dynasties.

Yuming He
Chinese (EALC)
ymhe@ucdavis.edu
Sproul Hall 313
Office Hours: TR 8:30-9:30am 

Dramatic performance, social and intellectual history, particularly the history of books from Late Imperial China. 

Michelle Yeh
Chinese (EALC)
mmyeh@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4597
Sproul Hall 312A

Traditional and modern Chinese poetry, comparative poetics, international modernism, and translation.

Sheldon Lu
Comparative Literature Program
shlu@ucdavis.edu
530-754-8324
Sproul Hall 808

Intersection of literary studies, visual studies, film studies, China studies, and cultural theory. 

Wing Thye Woo
Economics
wtwoo@ucdavis.edu 
530-752-3035
SS&H 1142 

International and domestic macroeconomics, economic growth, comparative economic systems, sustainable economic growth, provision of global public goods, economic geography.

Glenn M. Young
Food Science and Technology
gmyoung@ucdavis.edu
530-752-5292

Molecular biology, genetics, and physiology of diverse pathogenic bacteria; how foodborne pathogens cause diseases in humans.

Chunjie Zhang
German & Russian
chjzhang@ucdavis.edu
530-754-2803
Sproul Hall 404

Post-colonial studies, Cosmopolitanism, Transculturality, Global modernisms in German and Chinese literatures and cultures. 

Beverly Bossler
History
bjbossler@ucdavis.edu
530-752-3654
SS&H 3229 
Office Hours: M 3-4pm 

Social and intellectual history of high imperial China (10-14th centuries); emphasis on family and gender relations.

Quinn D. Javers
History
qdjavers@ucdavis.edu
SS&H 4203

Cross-cultural women's &gander history; law, culture and society; mass, popular, folk cultures; Africa, Asia, & the Middle East.
 

Kyu hyun Kim
History 
kyukim@ucdavis.edu
530-754-1642
SS&H 4213 
Office Hours: W 2-4pm 

Early modern and modern Japanese history, colonial modernity in East Asia, modern Korean history, Japanese popular culture, Japanese and Korean cinema.  

Nobuko Koyama
Japanese (EALC), Japanese Language Program Coordinator
nkoyama@ucdavis.edu
530-752-0334
Sproul Hall 311

Japanese language pedagogy (curriculum standardizations and design, content-based instruction, collaborative learning), academic Japanese, discourse analysis of Japanese contemporary literature.

David Gundry
Japanese (EALC)
djgundry@ucdavis.edu
davidjgundry@gmail.com
530-752-4127
Sproul Hall 302

Medieval and early-modern Japanese literature, comparative history of the novel Edo-period popular culture. 

Chia-ning Chang
Japanese (EALC)
cnchang@ucdavis.edu
530-752-1119
Sproul Hall 305
*On leave until December 31, 2017 

Modern Japanese literary history and criticism, cultural and intellectual history since Meiji, the poetics of modern and autobiographical narratives, Japanese and Chinese film.

Joseph Sorensen
Japanese (EALC)
jsorensen@ucdavis.edu
530-752-0313
Sproul Hall 316

Text-image relationships in pre-modern Japan, classical and medieval poetry and drama, aesthetics, performance theory, Japanese art, architecture, and art history, modern Japanese literature and film.

Michael Dylan Foster
 
Japanese (EALC)
mdfoster@ucdavis.edu
530-752-3192
Sproul Hall 308

Japanese folklore, Japanese literature, Folkloristics (history/theory), monsters/supernatural, ritual and festival, legend and belief, tourism, intangible cultural heritage. 

Michiko Suzuki
Japanese (EALC) and Comparative Literature
micsuzuki@ucdavis.edu
530-754-2801
Sproul Hall 306
Office Hours: MW 11am-12pm 

Modern Japanese literature and film, gender representation, identity, and sexuality in literature, the kimono, early twentieth-century sexology discourse, women's writing and feminism.  

Katherine In-Young Lee
Music
kiylee@ucdavis.edu
530-754-2618
Music Building 222D 

Ethnomusicology, East Asia, music and politics, transnational circulations, sound studies, and ethnography. 

Ethan Scheiner
Political Science
escheiner@ucdavis.edu
530-207-3205
Kerr Hall 581
Office Hours:  TBD

Japanese politics and general issues surrounding democratic representation.

Nolan Zane
Psychology
nwzane@ucdavis.edu
530-752-5419
Young Hall 268N

Clinical psychology issues; work focuses on specific cultural variables that influence the processes and outcomes of psycho-social interventions.

Thorian Harris
Religious Studies
thor.rian@gmail.com
thorr@ucdavis.edu
SS&H 2296
Office Hours: MW 1:15-2:45pm 

Sagehood in Early China, Early Chinese and Greek moral psychology, Confucian and Daoist ethics.
 

Ming-Cheng Lo
Sociology
mmlo@ucdavis.edu
530-754-6136
SS&H 2266

Professions, nationality and nationalism, social movements, political sociology, sociology of culture, comparative historical sociology, theory. 

Xiaoling Shu
Sociology
xshu@ucdavis.edu
530-752-2825
SS&H 2274

Social stratification, gender quantitative methods, life course, social demography, comparative studies, computer simulation, knowledge discovery and data mining. 

Eddy U
Sociology
eu@ucdavis.edu
530-752-8163
SS&H 2248
Office Hours: On Sabbatical 

Political and historical sociology, sociology of intellectuals, Chinese society and politicals.

Margaret Swain
Women and Gender Studies
mbswain@ucdavis.edu
530-752-3372
North Hall 103 (in WRRC)

China, minority/majority relationism gender and ethnicity hierarchies, Yi nationality, Yunnan, poverty, tourism development.

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