Faculty and Staff

Asian Studies Faculty

Hiroo Aridome
Senior Lecturer in Japanese

Songren Cui
(on leave for the 2015-16 academic year)
Associate Professor of Asian Studies

Christopher Heurlin
(on leave for the fall 2015 semester)
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies & Government

John C. Holt
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies

Sree Padma Holt
Research Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the ISLE Program

Xiaoke Jia
Lecturer in Chinese Language

Belinda Kong
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and English

Henry C.W. Laurence
Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies
Japanese and comparative political economy. Media and politics


Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Director of Asian Studies Program
Premodern and Modern Japanese literature, Japanese language, Theoretical approaches to history as narrative

Rachel Sturman 
Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
South Asia

Shu-chin Tsui 

Professor of Asian Studies and Cinema Studies

Peggy Wang

Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies

Leah Zuo (on leave for the 2015-16 academic year)
Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies


Contributing Faculty

Connie Y. Chiang
Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies
U.S. West, social, environmental
David Collings (on leave for the 2015-16 academic year)
Professor of English
Rachel Connelly
Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics
Sara A. Dickey
Professor of Anthropology
Nancy Riley
Professor of Sociology
Vineet Shende
Associate Professor of Music; Chair of Music Department
Yao Tang
Assistant Professor of Economics