Faculty and Staff
- Phone: 507 222 5437
Coordinator of East Asian Studies
Professor of Chinese
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00, Wednesday 10:00-11:00, 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: Tuesday, Thursday 1:30-2:30, Wednesday 2:00-3:00; 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: Monday 9:30-11:00, Wednesday 10:00-11:00 and 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.
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 9:50-10:50 am, Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:30; 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.
Office Hours: Wednesday 11:00-12:00, Friday 12:00-1:00; and by appointment
Nanjing University (China), M.A.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. Ph.D candidate; Chinese literature and language. Special interest in classical Chinese poetry, especially Tang poetry.
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:30, Thursday 3:10-4:40; 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.)
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 3:00-4:00, Thursday 2:00-3:00; and by appointment
Carleton College B.A., Yale University M.A., Ph.D.; modern and pre-modern Japanese literature, especially fiction and poetry; gender studies and women's writing; translation.