Faculty and Staff
- Phone: 507 222 5437
Coordinator of East Asian Studies
Professor of Chinese
Office Hours: Monday 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm, and Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm; or 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 3:00-4:00 pm, Tuesday 3:00-4:00 pm, and Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm; or 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 10:00-11:10 am, Tuesday 11:10-12:00, and Thursday 10:40-11:40 am; or 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, and Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:30 pm; or 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.
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 11:10 am- 12:40 pm, and Wednesday 12:10-1:40 pm; or by appointment
Beijing Normal University, (Beijing, Peoples Republic of China), B.A., M.A.; The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D; cultural studies of new media, Chinese literature, film and culture.