Faculty – East Asia

Celeste Arrington (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: Comparative politics, South Korea, Japan, North Korea, state-society relations, law and society, media and politics, Northeast Asian security

Monroe Hall
2115 G St NW, Room 479
E-mail: cla@gwu.edu

Eyal Aviv (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Assistant Professor of Religion & Honors

Research Interests: Chinese intellectual history, religion and modernity, Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy

Ames Hall 101M
2106 G St NW, Room 201B
Tel: (202) 242-6049
E-mail: aviv@gwu.edu

Steven J. Balla (Ph.D., Duke University)

Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs

Research Interests: Public participation in policy-making in the United States and China

Monroe Hall 475
2115 G Street, N.W.
Tel: (202) 994-4811
E-mail: sballa@gwu.edu

Gregg Brazinsky (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Director, Asian Studies Program

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: U.S.-East Asian relations, Korean history, and East Asian history

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: 202-994-0987
Fax: 202-995-6231
E-mail: brazinsk@gwu.edu

Wakana K. Cavanaugh (MS, University of Pennsylvania)

Japanese Lecturer

Research Interests: Japanese language, teaching Japanese as a foreign language, teaching English as a foreign language

Rome Hall 461, 801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6723
E-mail: kikuchi@gwu.edu

Jonathan Chaves (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Professor of Chinese

Research Interests: Chinese and Japanese culture and literature

Rome Hall 468, 801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6474
Fax: 202-994-1512
E-mail: jchaves@gwu.edu

Liana Chen (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Literature

Research Interests: Chinese literature, Chinese plays

Rome Hall 464
Tel: 202-994-9277
E-mail: liachen@gwu.edu

Patricia P. Chu (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of English

Research Interests: Asian American cultural studies including overseas Chinese and diasporic Asians returning to East Asia; American autobiography and life writing, including accounts of immigration and return

Rome Hall 754
Tel: 202-994-1405
E-mail: pattychu@gwu.edu

Donald C. Clarke (J.D., Harvard University)

David Weaver Research Professor of Law

Research Interests: Chinese legal institutions and the legal issues presented by China’s economic reforms

2000 H Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-2830
Fax: 202-994-5654
E-mail: dclarke@law.gwu.edu

Bruce Dickson (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Chair, Political Science Department

Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: Government and politics of China, Taiwan, and East Asia

Department of Political Science
Monroe Hall, 480
2115 G St, NW, Suite 440
Tel: 202-994-6290
Fax: 202-994-1974
E-mail: bdickson@gwu.edu

Hongyuan Dong (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Linguistics

Research Interests: Formal semantics, Chinese linguistics, philosophy of language

Rome Hall 467
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: (202) 994-6728
E-mail: hdong@gwu.edu

Amitai Etzioni (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

University Professor and Professor of International Affairs

Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies

Research Interests: Sociological analysis of international relations, civil society, and transnational norms and institutions, China

Room 413
1922 F Street, NW
Tel: (202) 994-8190
E-mail: etzioni@gwu.edu

R. Richard Grinker (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences

Research Interests: Contemporary Korea, socio-cultural anthropology, nationalism and ethnicity

Monroe Hall 202, 2112 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6984
Fax: 202-994-6075
E-mail: rgrink@gwu.edu

Shoko Hamano (Ph.D., University of Florida)

Professor of Japanese & International Affairs

Research Interests: Japanese language and linguistics, semantics, and phonology

Phillips Hall 216, 801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6333
Fax: 202-994-1512
E-mail: hamano@gwu.edu

Ichiro Leopold Hanami (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Assistant Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Research Interests: Modern and classical Japanese; classical Japanese poetry and poetics

Rome Hall 469, 801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-0050
Fax: 202-994-1512
E-mail: hanami@gwu.edu

Yan He (Ph.D., Peking University)

Adjunct Professor of History

China Studies Librarian, Global Resource Center, Gelman Library

Gelman Library, Rm704G
2130 H St., NW
Tel: 202-994-0624
Fax: 202-994-7845
E-mail: hey@gwu.edu

Hiromi Ishizawa (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Associate Professor of Sociology

Research Interests: Immigration issues in the United States, New Zealand, and Japan. How immigrants integrate into American society; the influence of context, such as family and neighborhood, on the process of integration; minority language maintenance, civic participation, health, sequence of migration within family units, intermarriage, and residential settlement patterns among minority language speakers; residential segregation and patterns of ethnic neighborhoods among recent immigrant groups and the indigenous Maori population; life satisfaction among immigrants in Japan.

Phillips Hall – Office 409E
801 22nd St. NW
Washington DC, 20052
(202) 994-6897
E-mail: ishizawa@gwu.edu 

Alexa Alice Joubin (Ph.D., Stanford University)

Professor of English, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Cultures

Co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute

Graduate Placement Director

Middlebury College John M. Kirk, Jr. Chair in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Rome Hall 750
Tel: (202) 994-6639
E-mail: ajoubin@gwu.edu

Xiaofei Kang (Ph.D. Columbia University)

Associate Professor of Religion

Research Interests: Chinese religion, Daoism

2106 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6887
Email: xkang@gwu.edu

D. Christopher Kayes (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University)

Chairman, Department of Management

Professor of Management

Research Interests: How Japanese and U.S. managers learn across cultures

Funger Hall 313
Tel: 202-994-4795
E-mail: dckayes@gwu.edu

Immanuel Kim (Ph.D., in Comparative Literature at University of California, Riverside)

Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies

Research Interests: North Korean Comedy Films and Filmic Culture

 

Rome Hall 453
801 22nd Street, NW
E-mail: ikim52@gwu.edu

Jisoo Kim (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Director, GW Institute for Korean Studies

Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literature

Research Interests: Modern Korean history, women, sexuality and gender history, East Asian legal history

Phillips Hall 315
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: (202) 994-6761
Fax: (202) 994-6231
E-mail: jsk10@gwu.edu

Young C. Kim (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

International Affairs Senior Counselor, Asian Studies Program

Research Interests: Japanese and Korean domestic politics and foreign relations, Russian relations with East Asia, East Asian foreign relations

1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503X
Tel: 202-994-8851
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: yckim@gwu.edu

Insung Ko (Ph.D., University of Hawai’i)

Professor in the Korean Language
Research Interests: Korean Linguistics, second language pedagogy, phonetics, and language testing

 

Rome Hall
801 22nd Street, NW
E-mail: insungko@gwu.edu

Young Hoon Kwak (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley)

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

Research Interests: Korea, strategic issues in project management; project control; process improvement; engineering, construction, and infrastructure management

Funger Hall 411
2201 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-7115
E-mail: kwak@gwu.edu

Lynda Maddox (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University)

Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: China, advertising, consumer behavior, communications, focus group research, marketing management, experiential learning

Funger Hall 301D
Tel: 202-994-8204
E-mail: maddox@gwu.edu

Edward A. McCord (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Director, Taiwan Education and Research Program

Research Interests: Modern Chinese history; socio-political history; civil-military relations

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 401
Tel: 202-994-5785
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: mccord@gwu.edu

Mike Mochizuki (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur

Research Interests: Japanese foreign policy and domestic politics, U.S.-Japan relations, international relations in East Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 503-X
Tel: 202-994-7074
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: mochizuk@gwu.edu

Henry R. Nau (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, SAIS)

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Co-Director, U.S.-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program

Research Interests: U.S. foreign economic policy, international political economy, science, technology, and international affairs

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501
Tel: 202-994-3167
Fax: 202-994-5477
E-mail: nau@gwu.edu

Miok Pak (Ph.D., Georgetown University)

Teaching Assistant Professor in Korean Language

Research Interests: Korean language syntax, semantics, morphology, pedagogy and second language acquisition

Rome Hall 467
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-1804
E-mail: pakm@gwu.edu

Yoon-Shik Park (Ph.D., The George Washington University)

Professor of International Business

Research Interests: Korea, international banking, international financial markets, multilateral development banks, financial institutions

Funger Hall 401U
Tel: 202-994-8215
E-mail: yspark@gwu.edu

Sebastien Peyrouse (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political systems, economic development, and religion in Central Asia; Central Asia’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
Tel: 202-994-3368
Fax: 202-994-7743
E-mail: speyrouse@gwu.edu

Tashi Rabgey (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: State theory and legal pluralism; international legal theory and territorial politics; Chinese constitutionalism and nationality law; public policy and governance in Tibet; Sino-Tibetan relations, Greater China

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501-L
E-mail: trabgey@gwu.edu

Sean Roberts (Ph.D., University of Southern California)

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

Director, International Development Studies Program

Research Interests: Development theory, democracy development, media and development, culture and politics, indigenous rights, Central Asia, former Soviet Union, and China

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, Suite 501G
Tel: 202-994-7739
Email: seanrr@gwu.edu

Mitsuyo Sato (MAT, Georgetown University)

Lecturer of Japanese

Research Interests: Japanese language

Rome Hall 461
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6723
E-mail: satom@gwu.edu

David Shambaugh (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Director of China Policy Program

Research Interests: Chinese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, China’s military and security, international relations of the Asia-Pacific region

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503G
Tel: 202-994-5887
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: shambaug@gwu.edu

Robert J. Shepherd (Ph.D., George Mason University)

Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs

Research Interests: Tourism, cultural heritage issues, side effects of market changes in China

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 601-F
Tel: 202-994-2725
E-mail: rshepher@gwu.edu

Ronald Spector (Ph.D., Yale University)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: 20th Century war and diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503J
Phone:202-994-6425

Fax:202-994-6231
E-mail: spector@gwu.edu

Steven M. Suranovic (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Professor of Economics & International Affairs

Research Interests: International trade; trade fairness; China’s economy; and economics of addiction

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501
Tel: 202-994-7579
E-mail: smsuran@gwu.edu

Robert Sutter (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor of Practice of International Affairs

Director, B.A. Program in International Affairs

Research Interests: Politics and foreign relations of Taiwan, international politics of East Asia, U.S. policy towards Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503K
Phone: 202-994-5886
E-mail: sutter@gwu.edu

Richard C. Thornton (Ph.D., University of Washington)

Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy, Sino-Russian relations

Phillips Hall 331
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6230
Fax: 202-994-6231
E-mail: rthornto@gwu.edu

Alvin Tsao (M.E.M., The George Washington University)

Lecturer, East Asian Calligraphy

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy, Sino-Russian relations

451 Rome Hall
Tel: 202-994-2003
E-mail: aytsao@gwu.edu

Takae Tsujioka (Ph.D., Georgetown University)

Teaching Assistant Professor in the Japanese Language

Research Interests: Japanese language

Rome Hall 465
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6727
E-mail: tsujioka@gwu.edu

Miaochun Wei (Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, George Washington University)

Teaching Instructor in the Chinese Language

Research Interests: Language pedagogy, second language acquisition, pragmatics

Rome Hall 455
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-4393
E-mail: mwei@gwu.edu

James Williams (Ed.D., Harvard University)

Associate Professor of International Education & International Affairs

Research Interests: International education and development, educational planning and policy, Japan

2129 G Street, NW, Room 304
Tel: (202) 994-0831
Fax: (202) 994-0148
E-mail: jhw@gwu.edu

Chen Yang (Ph.D., George Mason University)

Professor of Chinese Studies & International Relations

Research Interests: Characteristics of Chinese language acquisition by non-native speakers; Speaking Proficiency Test (SPT); Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK); American Council on Education Evaluation and Review of Chinese Studies courses; and U.S.-China Relations

Rome Hall 451
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-736-7830
E-mail: cyang99@gwu.edu

Daqing Yang (Ph.D., Harvard University)

ON SABBATICAL

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: Japanese history and East Asian reconciliation

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W, Room 503H
Tel: 202-994-8262
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: yanghist@gwu.edu

Jiawen Yang (Ph.D., New York University)

Professor of International Business & International Affairs

Research Interests: Business environment in China

Funger Hall 401B
2201 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-8709
Fax: 202-994-7422
E-mail: jwyang@gwu.edu

Anri Yasuda (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Assistant Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Research Interests: Modern and contemporary Japanese fiction and literary criticism

Rome Hall 462
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-7106
Fax: 202-994-7106
E-mail: ayasuda@gwu.edu

Hang Zhang (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Linguistics

Research Interests: Chinese language and linguistics

Rome Hall 454
801 22nd Street, NW
E-mail: hangz@gwu.edu

Phyllis Zhang (Ed.D., Columbia University)

Associate Professor of Chinese & International Affairs

Research Interests: Second language acquisition; Chinese proficiency assessment; Chinese language pedagogy and technology

Rome Hall 463
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-5051
Fax: 202-994-1512
E-mail: zhang@gwu.edu

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