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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 three 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. 

Program Manager

Joshua Young holds a doctorate in Japanese literature with a scholarly focus on early modern and modern performance and intellectual history.

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).

Assistant Professor, Global Development

John Zinda studies social and environmental change, primarily in rural China.