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The Chao Center for Asian Studies, organizationally housed in the School of Humanities, is led by a dedicated team of core staff members who have offices on the third floor of Lovett Hall, Entrance C. In addition to this core staff, the Center is home to several postdoctoral fellows who bring academic diversity to the Center and the University and who are also housed in the third floor of Lovett Hall. The Center also brings scholars working in Asia-related fields together from various departments across campus as Asian Studies affiliated faculty members.

 

Chao Center

Lisa Balabanlilar
Lisa Balabanlilar

Director, Associate Professor of History


Haejin E. Koh
Haejin E. Koh

Associate Director


Steven W. Lewis
Steven W. Lewis

Associate Director, C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy

Hae Hun Matos
Hae Hun Matos

Coordinator


Amber Szymczyk
Amber Szymczyk

Publication Specialist

Governing Council

Lisa Balabanlilar
Lisa Balabanlilar

Director, Associate Professor of History


Jeffrey J. Kripal
Jeffrey J. Kripal

J. Newton Rayzor Professor, Associate Dean of Humanities


Steven W. Lewis
Steven W. Lewis

Associate Director, C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy

Lan Li
Lan Li

Assistant Professor of History


Alden Sajor Marte-Wood
Alden Sajor Marte-Wood

Assistant Professor of English

Chao Professors

Sonia Ryang
Sonia Ryang

T.T. & W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies, Dept. of Transnational Asian Studies


Kamala Visweswaran
Kamala Visweswaran

T.T. & W.F. Chao Professor of Transnational South Asian Studies, Dept. of Anthropology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Shivani Bothra
Shivani Bothra

Bhagwaan Mahavir/Chao Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Jain Studies


Ka-Kin Cheuk
Ka-Kin Cheuk

Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies


Eric Huntington
Eric Huntington

Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies

Alex Jong-Seok Lee
Alex Jong-Seok Lee

Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies

Affiliated Faculty


Dominic Boyer
Dominic Boyer

Anthropology


Anne Chao
Anne Chao

School of Humanities

Shih-Hui Chen
Shih-Hui Chen

Shepherd School of Music


Krista Comer
Krista Comer

English


David Cook
David Cook

Religion


Hossam Elsherbiny
Hossam Elsherbiny

Languages & Intercultural Communication


Farshid Emami
Farshid Emami

Art History

Songying Fang
Songying Fang

Political Science


Liang Fu
Liang Fu

Languages & Intercultural Communication


Kai-Ying Hsu
Kai-Ying Hsu

Languages & Intercultural Communication

Shih-shan Susan Huang
Shih-shan Susan Huang

Transnational Asian Studies


Betty Joseph
Betty Joseph

English


Anne Klein
Anne Klein

Religion


Lan Li
Lan Li

History


Melissa Marschall
Melissa Marschall

Political Science


Larisa Moskvitina
Larisa Moskvitina

Languages & Intercultural Communication


Eun Young Oh
Eun Young Oh

Languages & Intercultural Communication

Naoko Ozaki
Naoko Ozaki

Languages & Intercultural Communication



Nanxiu Qian
Nanxiu Qian

Transnational Asian Studies

Elora Shehabuddin
Elora Shehabuddin

Transnational Asian Studies



Jayoung Song
Jayoung Song

Languages & Intercultural Communication


Hiromi Takayama
Hiromi Takayama

Languages & Intercultural Communication


Kerry Ward
Kerry Ward

History

Meng Yeh
Meng Yeh

Languages & Intercultural Communication