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Faculty and Staff

CHINA

Program Appointments

Robert Campany
Professor of Asian Studies

Religions in China
259 Buttrick Hall
615-343-1683
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Guojun Wang
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

Late Imperial Chinese Literature 
260 Buttrick Hall
615-343-1714
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Yinghui Guo
Lecturer in Chinese

254 Buttrick Hall
615-322-7317
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Xianmin Liu
Principal Senior Lecturer in Chinese

252 Buttrick Hall
615-343-7824
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Jing Liu
Lecturer in Chinese
254 Buttrick
615-322-2616
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Qing Wei
Lecturer in Chinese

253 Buttrick Hall
615-343-7823
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Interdepartmental

Brett Benson
Associate Professor of Political Science
East Asian Political Relations
330 Commons Center
615-322-2702
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Peter Lorge
Assistant Professor of History

Premodern China; Chinese Thought; Military History
215 Benson Hall
615-322-3707
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Tracy Miller
Associate Professor of History of Art

East Asian Art and Architecture
136 Cohen Memorial Hall
615-322-0214
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Ruth Rogaski
Associate Professor of History

Co-director, Vanderbilt History Seminar
Modern China; History of Medicine
112 Benson Hall
615- 322-5950
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Lijun Song
Associate Professor of Sociology

220C Garland Hall
615-322-1731
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Support Staff

Justin Westley
Administrative Assistant

230 Buttrick Hall
Phone: 615-322-7329
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Yuh-Fen Benda
Asian Studies Librarian

800 FJ Central Library
615-343-2091
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JAPAN

Program Appointments

Gerald Figal
Professor of Asian Studies and History
Director of Asian Studies
History of Japan; Okinawa; Japanese Cultural Studies
241 Buttrick Hall
615-322-4712
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Michiru Ichihara Lowe
Senior Lecturer in Japanese

257 Buttrick
615-322-7306
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Keiko Rose Nakajima
Senior Lecturer in Japanese

256 Buttrick Hall
615-322-2027
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Asami Nakano
Lecturer in Japanese

253 Buttrick Hall
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Interdepartmental

Yoshikuni Igarashi
Professor of History

History of Japan; Japanese Cultural Studies
242 Buttrick Hall
615-322-3334
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Bryan Lowe
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Religions of Japan and Korea
301D Garland Hall
615-322-0095
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Hidetoshi Kadota
McTyeire Japanese Hall Coordinator
230 Buttrick Hall 
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KOREA

Program Appointments

We Jung Yi
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies 
Modern Korean Literature, Cultural History,
Film & Media
225 Buttrick Hall
615-343-2220
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Seok Bae Jang
Senior Lecturer in Korean
251 Buttrick Hall
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Interdepartmental

Se Young Kim
Mellon Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Arts
Korean and Japanese Film & Digital Media
337 Buttrick
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Haerin Shin
Assistant Professor of English
Korean and Japanese Literature
419 Benson Hall
615-322-6026
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SOUTH/S.E. ASIA

Program Appointments

Ben Tran
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Vietnamese Literature
258 Buttrick Hall
615-322-7303
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Elliott McCarter
Senior Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu
255 Buttrick
615-343-4012 
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Interdepartmental

Piyali Bhattacharya
Writer-in-Residence
Department of English
327 Benson
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Akshya Saxena
Assistant Professor of English
South Asian Anglophone Literature and Media
425 Benson Hall
615-875-8137
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Samira Sheikh
Associate Professor of History
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Islamic Studies Program
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History
History of South Asia 
223 Benson Hall 
615-322-4740 
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Heeryoon Shin
Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art
130 Cohen Hall
615-322-0254
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Tony K. Stewart
Professor of Religious Studies 
Department Chair, Religious Studies
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Humanities
South Asian Religions 
301B Garland Hall 
615-322-4885 
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Anand V. Taneja
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Islamic Traditions of South Asia
308 Garland Hall
615-343-9132
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Tariq Thachil
Associate Professor of Political Science
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
South Asian Politics 
354 Commons Center 
615-936-7983 
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Associated Faculty

James E. Auer
Emeritus Director, James E. Auer U.S.-Japan Center

US-Japan Relations
615-727-1411
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Xiu Cravens
Associate Dean for International Affairs,
Associate Professor of the Practice in Education Policy Department of Leadership Policy and Organizations
210E Payne
615-322-5521
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Raymond A. Friedman
Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management
615-322-3992
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Paul Lim
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Associate Professor of History
615-343-3975 
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Cecilia Mo
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Education (by courtesy)
Comparative Politics 
338 Commons Center 
Phone: 615-936-9795 
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