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The EAP community reaches across the university, with more than 50 affiliated faculty, more than 100 affiliated graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars, postdocs, and staff colleagues from other institutes at Cornell and around the world. 


EAP is staffed by four positions as well as several student workers. 


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Director, East Asia Program

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program executive committee. 

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Nick Admussen is an associate professor of Chinese literature and the past director of the Contemporary China Initiative.

Director, East Asia Program

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program executive committee. 

Associate Professor, Economics

Panle Jia Barwick is an associate professor in the economics department at Cornell University and a faculty research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are empirical industrial organization, applied econometrics, and the Chinese economy.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Daniel Boucher's research focus is Buddhist studies, particularly the early development of the cluster of Indian Buddhist movements called the Mahayana and their transmission to China in the first few centuries of the Common Era.

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Andrew Campana is a scholar of modern and contemporary Japanese literature and media. His research centers on exploring the possibilities and impossibilities of expression at moments of media transition, focusing in particular on poetry, digital media, and disability.

Associate Professor, Government

Allen R. Carlson is an associate professor of government. He earned his PhD from Yale University’s Department of Political Science. His undergraduate degree is from Colby College.

Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Research Associate, History

Zhihong Chen received her BA in German language and literature from Beijing Foreign Language College, an MA in International History from Beijing Normal University, an MA in International Studies and an M.S.

Hu Shih Professor Emeritus

Cochran joined the Cornell faculty in 1973 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

Professor, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature

Brett de Bary holds a joint appointment with the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell.

Senior Lecturer, Chinese language

Stephanie Divo received her PhD in modern Chinese literature at Cornell University. She has taught Mandarin Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies since 1999.