AAAS Faculty


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John William Chaffee

Distinguished Service Professor; Director, Institute for Asia and Asian Diaspora; Distinguished Service Professor; Director

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; History; Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas

Research Interests

  • East Asia
  • Chinese social history
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Zu-Yan Chen

Director; SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor; Director, Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera

Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera; Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Pre-modern Chinese poetry and poetics
  • Chinese culture
  • Confucianism
  • Language and culture pedagogy
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John Cheng

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • comparative transnational and intersectional studies of race; gender; and nation
  • popular culture; media; and technology
  • the history of earth; life; and human sciences and of computing
  • historiography and critical theory
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Sungdai Cho

Director for Center for Korean Studies; Associate Professor/Director, Center for Korean Studies

Center for Korean Studies; Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Syntax and Morphology
  • Passive; Causative; Sluicing; Honorifics
  • Language Pedagogy
  • National Standards
  • Assessment
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Charles A. Goodman

Professor; Professor/AAAS; Graduate Director

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Asian Philosophy
  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics
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Nicholas A. Kaldis

Associate Professor; Director of Chinese Studies

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Aesthetic Cognition in the Fiction and Film of China & Taiwan
  • Psychoanalytic Theory and Chinese Cultural Production
  • Chinese-to-English Translation
  • Lu Xun Studies
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Kyung-Ah Kim

Lecturer

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Teaching Korean as a Second/Foreign Language
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Korean Linguistics

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Katherine Martineau

Assistant Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Contemporary India
  • Colonial South Asia
  • Semiotic processes of social life (language and media practice)
  • Free speech in cultural and historical perspective
  • The global circulation of Asian religions
  • Gender
  • sexuality
  • and kinship
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So-Jin Moon

Lecturer

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Teaching Korean/English as a Foreign Language
  • Second language acquisition
  • Korean/English language and grammar
  • Language Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology
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Michael J. Pettid

Professor of Korean Studies

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Premodern Korea (history; literature; culture; religions)
  • Korean folklore and shamanism
  • Korean Confucianism
  • Daily life in premodern Korea (diet; housing; clothing; educational institutions; entertainment)
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Chenqing Song

Associate Professor; Director

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Chinese phonology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Tones in poetic prosody
  • Chinese as a foreign language teaching
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David C. Stahl

Professor, Japanese Literature & Cinema

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Modern Japanese literature and film
  • Unresolved issues from the Asia Pacific War
  • Examination of traumatic Japanese narratives in trauma/PTSD studies terms
  • Japanese-English literary translation
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Roberta Strippoli

Associate Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Medieval Japanese literature and performing arts
  • Medieval and early-modern manuscripts and illustrated scrolls
  • Literary characters and cultural heritage
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Shu-Min T. Kaldis

Lecturer

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Chinese Language Pedagogy
  • Chinese Stamp Carving
  • Bookmaking
  • Chinese Woodcut; Silkscreen; Lithography and Intaglio Printmaking
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Chinese Culinary Arts
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Lisa T. Yun

Associate Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Freedom; slavery; human rights
  • Testimony and testimonial
  • Cross-racial liberatory movements
  • Immigrant narratives
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