AAAS Faculty

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John William Chaffee

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

Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas; History; Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • East Asia
  • Chinese social history
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Zu-Yan Chen

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor; Director, Center for Theater Arts Collaboration; TRIP Courtesy Title

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Center for Theater Arts Collaboration; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

  • History of Chinese Literature
  • Confucian Ethics
  • Chinese language and culture
  • Classical Chinese
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John Cheng

Associate Professor

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

Teaching Interests

  • Asian American history
  • race and popular culture
  • comparative transnational racial formation
  • historical methods and documentary history
  • digital culture and literacy
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Sungdai Cho

Director, Center for Korean Studies; Professor, Korean and Linguistics

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

Teaching Interests

  • Structure of Korean
  • Korean Language (All levels)
  • East Asian Linguistics
  • Morphology and Syntax
  • Language, Culture and Society in Korea
  • Pedagogy for East Asian Languages
  • Advanced Korean Linguistics
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Charles A. Goodman

Professor; Director/Program in Philosophy, Politics and Law; Professor

Philosophy; Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Philosophy, Politics and Law Program

Research Interests

  • Asian Philosophy
  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics

Teaching Interests

  • Asian Philosophy
  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics
  • Metaphysics
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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

Teaching Interests

  • 20th Century Chinese Literature
  • Fiction and Film in Post-colonial Taiwan
  • Sinophone Cinemas
  • Intersections of Western Theory and Chinese Culture
  • Chinese-to-English Translation
  • Writing and Composition
  • Chinese Language
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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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Sonja M. Kim

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Korea and Comparative East Asia
  • Medicine
  • Health
  • Gender
  • Race and Class
  • Education and Welfare

Teaching Interests

  • Korean and East Asian History
  • Gender; Migration; Race; Nation and Empire
  • History of Medicine; Science and Technology
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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

Teaching Interests

  • Korean as a Second/Foreign Language
  • Korean through pop music, dramas, and variety shows
  • Korean Pop Culture
  • Korean Linguistics
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Ji-Song (Robert) Ku

Associate Professor; Associate Professor, Interim Chair

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Sociology

Research Interests

  • Asian American literature and culture
  • Asian diasporas
  • cultural politics of food
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Cynthia Marasigan

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • U.S. Empire and comparative race relations
  • Afro-Asian histories
  • Philippine and Filipino American history

Teaching Interests

  • Asian American history
  • Race; War; and Citizenship
  • Afro-Asian Intersections
  • U.S. Empire in the Philippines and Pacific
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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
  • Kinship
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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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Rumiko Sode

Associate Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

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

Research Interests

  • General and Japanese linguistics - syntax and morphology
  • Translation and translation education
  • Multilingualism

Teaching Interests

  • General and Japanese linguistics
  • Syntax and morphology
  • Translation
  • Multilingualism
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Chenqing Song

Director; Associate Professor

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

Research Interests

  • Chinese phonology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Tones in poetic prosody
  • Chinese as a foreign language teaching

Teaching Interests

  • Chinese language teaching
  • Chinese linguistics and culture
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David C. Stahl

Professor, Japanese Program Coordinator

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

Teaching Interests

  • Survey courses on modern Japanese literature and Japanese Cinema
  • Artistic representation of Japanese Asia Pacific War experience
  • Unresolved issues from modern Wars in Asia
  • Social trauma
  • dissociation and recovery
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Lisa T. Yun

Associate Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Freedom; Slavery; Human Rights
  • Testimony and Testimonial
  • Cross-racial Liberatory Movements
  • Immigrant Narratives

Teaching Interests

  • Afro Asian Connections
  • Asians of the Americas
  • Race and Nation
  • Immigrant Lives
  • Community Engagement
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Hong Zhang

Senior Instructor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Language and Music
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Chinese Music and Culture

Teaching Interests

  • Cultural Chinese
  • Business Chinese
  • Compositional Chinese
  • Chinese through Song
  • Li Bai & Du Fu
  • Confucius' Analects
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