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Core Faculty

Core faculty are key leaders in EAP's activities. They serve in the following capacity:

  • Research and teach primarily in East Asian studies
  • Serve on EAP committees
  • Invite guest speakers or host workshops, conferences, and symposia
  • Primary investigators on sponsored projects through the EAP
  • Other collaborative academic work coordinated through EAP

EAP core faculty are invited to join and appointed by the executive committee.

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

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

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.

Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies

Misako Chapman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

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 of History and China-U.S. Relations

Jian Chen's research focuses on Chinese-American relations, modern China, and the Cold War.

Hu Shih Professor Emeritus

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

Professor Emerita, 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.