Core Faculty

PhotoNameTitle/InterestEmail
AbbasAckbar AbbasProfessor, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities
Published Books
mabbas@uci.edu
BaumEmily BaumAssociate Professor, History

Modern China; history of medicine and psychiatry in China; comparative medical history
Published Books
emily.baum@uci.edu
BoellstorffTom BoellstorffProfessor & Graduate Student Director, Anthropology

digital cultures, queer studies, Indonesia
tboellst@uci.edu
ChaturvediVinayak ChaturvediAssociate Professor, History
School of Humanities
Editor, Journal of Asian Studies

South Asia, Social and Intellectual History
Published Books
vinayak@uci.edu
ChenSheng-Chuan ChenChancellor's Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Education
cross-cultural psychology, socialization of achievement, adolescent development, brain imaging of language and mathematical learning
ChenYong ChenProfessor, History
School of Humanities
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Services
School of Humanities

Food, Asian-American history, Late 19th and 20th Century American social and cultural history, Immigration History, China-U.S. econ
Published Books
y3chen@uci.edu
Kenneth S. ChewSenior Lecturer SOE (tenured), Planning, Policy & Design
School of Social Ecology

Historical demography, the China-U.S. nexus following the California Gold Rush of 1849
chew@uci.edu
ChoiChungmoo ChoiAssociate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
Published Books
cchoi@uci.edu
DongYingyi DongAssociate Professor, Economics
School of Social Sciences
yyd@uci.edu
DuQian DuAssistant Professor of Teachingqiand1@uci.edu
FedmanDavid FedmanAssistant Professor, History

Japan and Korea, environmental history, historical geography, global history, modern war
dfedman@uci.edu
FengWang FengProfessor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Social Demography, Social Inequality, Contemporary Chinese Society, PostCommunist
Societies, Comparative Historical Demography
fwang@uci.edu
FortunKim FortunProfessor and Chair, Anthropology

environmental problems and science, science and technology, environmental health, disaster, india
kfortun@uci.edu
FujiiJames FujiiEmeritus Associate Professor of Japanese
School of Humanities

modern Japanese literature, Human-animal relation and cultural studies
Published Books
jafujii@uci.edu
FullerMichael FullerProfessor, East Asian Languages & Literature, School of Humanities
Classical Chinese poetry and poetics, cultural and intellectual contexts for poetry, aesthetic theory, linguistic issues in classical Chinese
Published Books
mafuller@uci.edu
GuoQitao GuoAssociate Professor of History
School of Humanities

China, Ming and Qing dynasties
Published Books
guoq@uci.edu
HuangMartin HuangProfessor, East Asian Language
Traditional Chinese narrative, narrative theory, cultural history of late imperial Chinaages & Literature
Published Books
mwhuang@uci.edu
KimEleana KimAssociate Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences

kinship, transnationalism, environment, korea
KimJae Hong KimAssociate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy
School of Social Ecology

regional economic development, land use, economic–physical development nexus, location choice, urban system modeling
jaehk6@uci.edu
KimKyung Hyun KimProfessor, East Asian Languages & Literature
School of Humanities
Professor, Visual Studies
School of Humanities
Published Books
kyunghk@uci.edu
KleinSusan B. KleinProfessor of Japanese Literature and Culture, East Asian Languages & Literature
School of Humanities
Director of Religious Studies Program
Published Books
sbklein@uci.edu
LeeJerry LeeAssociate Professor, English
School of Humanities
Associate Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
School of Humanities
Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
School of
Published Books
jwl@uci.edu
LeiDaphne Pi-Wei LeiProfessor, Drama
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Chinese Opera, Asian and Asian American theatre, Intercultural, transnational and Postcolonial performances, Ethnic, Gender and Diasporic Studies.
dlei@uci.edu
LimBliss Cua LimAssociate Professor, Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities

Philippine cinema; cinematic temporality; queer temporality; moving image archives; postcolonial and feminist film theory; transnational Asian cinemas
Published Books
film@uci.edu
LiuCatherine LiuUndergraduate Director, Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities

Surveillance, Global Media and sport, Populism, New Taiwanese Cinema, Frankfurt School, Intellectual History of Cultural Studies, Academic Conflict, Psychoanalysis, Populism, Crit
Published Books
liu@uci.edu
LongMargherita LongAssociate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature

Japanese literature and film, ecocriticism, peace activism, feminist theory, eco-documentary
Published Books
margherita.long@uci.edu
MazumdarSanjoy MazumdarProfessor, Planning, Policy & Design
School of Social Ecology
Affiliated Faculty, Asian American Studies
School of Humanities

environmental studies and design, organizational analysis, management and planning, and social and behavioral aspect
mazumdar@uci.edu
NamSylvia NamAssistant Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences

urban studies, property, transnational expertise, southeast asia
sylvia.nam@uci.edu
PatelAlka PatelAssociate Professor, Art History

South Asian Islamic art, architecture and culture; Indian Ocean commercial and social history; historiography of South Asia and Islamic world
Published Books
alka.patel@uci.edu
PhilipKavita PhilipAssociate Professor, History
School of Humanities

South Asia History of Science & Technology
Published Books
kphilip@uci.edu
RadhakrishnanR. RadhakrishnanChancellor's Professor, English
School of Humanities
Chancellor's Professor, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities
Affiliated with African American Studies, Women's Studies, Critical Theory Emphasis, and Core Faculty of the Ph.D. in Cultu
Published Books
rradhakr@uci.edu
SadiqKamal SadiqAssociate Professor, Political Science

Social Movements and Collective Action, Political Sociology, China's Political Transition
kamal@uci.edu
ScruggsBert M. ScruggsAssociate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature

Chinese Language and Literature
Published Books
bms@uci.edu
SmithDavid A. SmithProfessor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Planning, Policy and Design
School of Social Ecology

World Systems Analysis, Urbanization, Development, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Dependent Development in East Asia, Global Cities
dasmith@uci.edu
SolingerDorothy SolingerProfessor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences

Chinese Domestic Politics and Political Economy, Comparative Politics, East Asian Politics
dorjsoli@uci.edu
SuYang SuAssociate Professor of Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Social Movements and Collective Action, Political Sociology, China's Political Transition
su.yang@uci.edu
SuhSerk-Bae SuhAssociate Professor, East Asian Languages & Literature
School of Humanities

Modern Korean Literature
Published Books
suhsb@uci.edu
UriuRobert UriuAssociate Professor, Political Science
International relations, international political economy, international politics of East Asia (particularly Japan), U.S. foreign
rmuriu@uci.edu
WalthallAnne WalthallEmeritus Professor of History

Early Modern Japan; peasant culture, especially peasant uprisings and women; Tokyo; palace women in Japan and around the world
Published Books
walthall@uci.edu
WangFeng WangProfessor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Comparative demographic, economic, and social processes, social inequality in state socialisms, contemporary Chinese society
fwang@uci.edu
WasserstromJeffrey WasserstromChancellor's Professor, History
School of Humanities
Professor (by Courtesy)
School of Law
Historical Writing Mentor, Literary Journalism
School of Humanities

China, Protest, Globaliization, Gender, Urban
Published Books
jwassers@uci.edu
Winther-TamakiBert Winther-TamakiChair, Art History
School of Humanities
Professor, Visual Studies

History of Modern Japanese Art and Visual Culture. Ecocriticism. Asian American Art. History of interactions between Japanese and American art worlds. Art and globalization.
Published Books
dewinthe@uci.edu
WueRoberta WueAssociate Professor, Art History

19th and 20th century Chinese art, photography
Published Books
rwue@uci.edu
YingHu YingProfessor, East Asian Languages & Literature
School of Humanities

Modern Chinese literature and culture, translation study, feminist theories
Published Books
huying@uci.edu
ZhanMei ZhanAssistant Professor, Anthropology

medical anthropology, science and technology studies, theory and methodology, chinese medicine, globalization, china
mzhan@uci.edu