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Faculty and Staff

CHINA

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
On Leave 2017-18
260 Buttrick Hall
615-343-1714
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Brett Benson
Associate Professor of Political Science Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
East Asian Political Relations
330 Commons Center
615-322-2702
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Peter Lorge
Assistant Professor of History
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
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
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program Interim Director of Asian Studies 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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Yinghui Guo
Lecturer in Chinese Language

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

254 Buttrick Hall
615-343-7824
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Jing Liu
Lecturer in Chinese Language
252 Buttrick
615-322-2616
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Qing Wei
Lecturer in Chinese
 Language
253 Buttrick Hall
615-343-7823
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Support Staff

Anna Jones
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

Gerald Figal
Professor of History and Asian Studies
Director of Asian Studies (On Leave 2017-18)
History of Japan; Okinawa; Japanese Cultural Studies
241 Buttrick Hall
615-322-4712
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James E. Auer
Director, James E. Auer U.S.-Japan Center

Lecturer in Asian Studies Program; US-Japan Relations
615-727-1411
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Yoshikuni Igarashi
Professor of History

History of Japan; Japanese Cultural Studies
242 Buttrick Hall
615-322-3334
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Se Young Kim
Mellon Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Arts
Korean and Japanese Film & Digital Media
337 Buttrick
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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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Michiru Ichihara Lowe
Senior Lecturer in Japanese Language

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

256 Buttrick Hall
615-322-2027
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Asami Nakano
Lecturer in Japanese
 Language
241 Buttrick Hall
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Yuu Murayama
McTyeire Japanese Hall Coordinator
230 Buttrick Hall 
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KOREA

Haerin Shin
Assistant Professor of English
Korean and Japanese Literature
419 Benson Hall
615-322-6026
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Assistant Professor of Korean Studies
Beginning Fall 2018

Senior Lecturer in Korean Language
Beginning Fall 2018

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST ASIA

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

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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