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Beverly Bossler

 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.

 

Katharine Burnett

Art History
kpburnett@ucdavis.edu
530-752-0105
Everson 160

Interdisciplinary studies focusing on the visual arts of China.

 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.

 

 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. 

 

Howard Chiang

Howard Chiang
History 
hhchiang@ucdavis.edu
SS&H 3225

Cultural and global history of modern China, with an emphasis on the history of science, medicine, gender, and sexuality.

Jaeho Cho

Jaeho Cho

Communication
jaecho@ucdavis.edu
530-754-0975
Kerr Hall 375

Political communication and campaigns.

 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. 

 

Bo Feng

Bo Feng
Communication
bfeng@ucdavis.edu
530-754-0978
Kerr Hall 361

Interpersonal, supportive and intercultural communication.

 

 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. 

 

 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. 

 

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.

 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.

 

 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. 

 

Quinn D. Javers

 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

 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.  

 

 Richard S. Kim

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

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

 

 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.

 

Ming-Cheng Lo

 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. 

 

 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. 

 

David M. McCourt

David McCourt
Sociology
dmmccourt@ucdavis.edu
SS&H 2264

Social sources of state action in international politics, with an empirical focus on the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.

Ethan Scheiner

 Ethan Scheiner

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

Japanese politics and general issues surrounding democratic representation.

 

Cuihua (Cindy) Shen

Cuihua (Cindy) Shen
Communication
culshen@ucdavis.edu
530-754-0983
Kerr Hall 363

Implications and influence of emerging media and social networks, especially the social dynamics in digital games and other online communities, such as Facebook and Wikipedia.

Xiaoling Shu

Xiaoling Shu
EAS Director, 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. 

 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.

 

 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. 

 

Eddy U

 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.

 

 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.

 

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 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.

 

 Michelle Yeh

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

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

 

Glenn M. Young

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.

 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. 

 

Nolan Zane

 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.

 

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. 

Jingwen Zhang

Jingwen Zhang
Communications
jwzzhang@ucdavis.edu
Kerr Hall 362

Efficacy and mechanisms of online social networks in physical activity among young adults.

Li Zhang

 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.

 

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