Faculty

Margaret Childs
Associate Professor, Chair
785-864-9128
2105 Wescoe

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 1983

Specialization:

Pre-modern Japanese literature, Japanese language teaching

Elaine Gerbert
Associate Professor
785-864-9127
2101 Wescoe

Ph.D. Yale University 1990
 

Specialization:

Modern Japanese literature, Play in Japan, Translation, Japanese language teaching

Yan Li
Assistant Professor
785-864-9130
2111 Wescoe

Ph.D. University of Southern California 2008

Specialization:

Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, Chinese language teaching

Professor
785-864-9126
2119 Wescoe

Ph.D. Princeton University 1984

Please see Professor McMahon's personal website », for additional information.

Specialization:

Chinese fiction from the sixteenth to early twentieth centuries, gender character types in Chinese literature and history, and Chinese language teaching

 

 

Assistant Professor
785-864-9129
2108 Wescoe

Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University 2011


Specialization:

Psycholinguistics, L2 sentence processing, second language acquisition

Associate Professor
785-864-9206
2110 Wescoe

Ph.D. University of London 


Specialization:

Early Chinese paleography, language and culture; Chinese language teaching

Hui (Faye) Xiao
Assistant Professor
785-864-9079
2109 Wescoe

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2009 

Please see Professor Xiao's CV. 

Specialization:

Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature and film

Teaching and research interests: 

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Cinema, Popular Culture, Media Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Marriage, Family, and Society, Urban Culture 

2014 Research Talks:

Tea and Talk Lecture: 
"The Future is the Past: Memory, Nostalgia, and Youth Crisis in Chinese Cinema" 
H. Faye Xiao, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Tuesday, March 25, 2014; 4 p.m.
Malott Room, Kansas Union

Assistant Professor
785-864-3207
2100 Wescoe

Ph.D. Indiana University 2007
 

Specialization:

Korean anthropology/folklore/history, ritual/festival, tourism, Heritage Studies, popular culture, regional/national identity issues; Korean language teaching

 


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