Faculty and Staff
Asian Languages & Literatures
- Phone: (507) 222-5437
Professor of Chinese
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-12:00, Wednesday 4:00-5:00, Thursday 1:30-2:30; and by appointment
McGill University B.A.; University of California, Berkeley M.A. Ph.D.; Chinese language and linguistics, especially language contact, lexical borrowing; writing systems; Southeast Asian historical linguistics.
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00, Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:30; and by appointment
Kobe Kaisei Women's College, B.A.; University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), M.A., Ph.D.; Japanese language and language pedagogy, especially measures of proficiency. Professor Kaga has also co-authored a computer program, Exercises in Japanese Counters and Kana, available for download here. She is developing a digitized computer program for listening and reading practice.
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30-1:30, Friday 10:00-12:00; and by appointment
Zhejiang University, (Hangzhou, People's Republic of China), B.A.in English Language and Literature; Utah State University, (Logan, Utah), M.A. in Second Language Teaching.
Chair of Asian Languages & Literature
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30-11:30, Wednesday 9:45-10:45, Friday 10:00-11:00; and by appointment
Stanford, B.A.; Ochanomizu University, M.A.; Harvard, Ph.D.; Japanese language and literature, especially modern fiction, with particular emphasis on Natsume Soseki, Mishima Yukio, Shimao Toshio, and fiction by contemporary Japanese women. Growing interest in English language fiction by Indian women.
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 3:00-4:00, Tuesday, Thursday 3:10-4:10; and by appointment
Sophia University B. A., Tsukuba University M. Ed., Monash University M. A., University of Chicago, PhD; modern and contemporary Japanese literature, cinema, and language, especially autobiographies and works by minorities in Japan.
University of Electronic Science and Technology (Peoples Republic of China); Beijing Foreign Studies University, MA, PhD; University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), PhD; modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film; women's literature; comparative literature; comparative study of literature, philosophy, religion and art--the reflection of Taoism and Zen Buddhism in literature and the arts, especially in contemporary Chinese poetry, fiction and film.
Office Hours: Monday 3:00-4:30, Wednesday 1:30-3:00; and by appointment
Tianjin (Tientsin) Normal University, (Tianjin, People's Republic of China), B.A.; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, (Beijing, P.R.C.), M.A.; University of Massachusetts (Amherst), M.A., Ph.D.; Chinese literature and culture, comparative literature (especially Eastern and Western mythology, Chinese and British/American literature.)
Administrative Assistant in Middle Eastern Languages
Administrative Assistant in Asian Languages and Literatures
Office Hours (LDC 201): Monday 4:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm, Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm; and by appointment
Office Hours (in LDC 201): Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm, Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm, Thursday 9:00-10:00 am; or by appointment