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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
East Asian Political Relations
341 Commons Center
615-343-2491
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Peter Lorge
Assistant Professor of History

Premodern China; Chinese Thought; Military History
218 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

Interim Director of Asian Studies
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
301E 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 Japan Hall Coordinator
230 Buttrick Hall 
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KOREA

Haerin Shin
Assistant Professor of English
Korean and Japanese Literature
421 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
Comparative Politics
353 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
615-343-8028
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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 and
 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
301 Garland Hall
615-343-9132
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Tariq Thachil
Associate Professor of Political Science
South Asian Politics
354 Commons Center
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
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
615-343-3975
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