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Faculty

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.


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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. 

Professor, Asian Studies

Keith Taylor became interested in Vietnam as a result of his U.S. Army service in the Vietnam War. He earned his PhD in 1976 at the University of Michigan. He subsequently taught in Japan and Singapore for several years before returning to the United States in 1987.

Associate Professor, Government

Jeremy Wallace's research focuses on Chinese and authoritarian politics.

Professor, Human Development

Qi Wang is professor and chair of human development at Cornell University. She holds a BSc in psychology from Peking University, China, and a PhD in psychology from Harvard University. She directs the Culture & Social Cognition Lab.

Associate Professor, Government

Jessica Chen Weiss is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Professor, Linguistics

Whitman's main interest is the problem of language variation: its limits (how much specific subsystems can vary across languages) and predictors (what typological features co-occur systematically).

Professor, Asian Studies

Ding Xiang Warner's research interests include Chinese literature and literary thought from Han dynasty through the early Song, early and medieval Chinese intellectual history, and the study of textual production and text culture in premodern China.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Government

XU Xin is the program manager for the China and Asia-Pacific Studies program (CAPS). His research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations.

Assistant Professor

Ivanna Sang Een Yi is a scholar of Korean literature, culture, and performance. Her research focuses on the performative dimensions of living oral traditions as they interact with written literature and the environment from the late Chosŏn period to the present.

Visiting Scholar

Liu Yuchun is an associate professor at Wuhan University of Science and Technology in China. She holds a doctorate in ancient Chinese history from Wuhan University.

Her research interests are gender, body, and medicine in the Song dynasty. 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Liren Zheng is the curator of the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at the Cornell University Library. Previously he was the curator of the Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Research and Documentation Center, Ohio University Library (1998-2006).