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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

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
615-343-0434
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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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Bohyeong Kim
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Korean Digital Culture
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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

Alejandro Acierto
Mellon Professor of Art and Cinema & Media Art
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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

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

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

South Asian Politics 
354 Commons Center 
615-936-7983 
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Affiliated 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 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
615-343-3975 
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Cecilia Mo
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Comparative Politics 
338 Commons Center 
Phone: 615-936-9795 
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