People

Karen  Thornber

Karen Thornber

Professor of Comparative Literature

Research interests: world literature and the literatures and cultures of East Asia.

Wing-kai To

Wing-kai To

Bridgewater State University

Research interests: transnational history of Chinese in New England, 1844-1943

Teresa Kuo-yu Tsui (崔國瑜)

Teresa Kuo-yu Tsui (崔國瑜)

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Department of History & Graduate Institute of Religious Studies, National Chengchi University

Teresa Kuo-yu Tsui is a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School.  Her research project is "Asceticism in Early Christianity."  

Leonard  van der Kuijp (范徳康)

Leonard van der Kuijp (范徳康)

Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Research interests: Tibetan intellectual history; Indo-Tibetan Buddhist thought; pre-modern Sino-Tibetan and Tibeto-Mongol political and religious relations.

Ezra  F. Vogel (傅高义)

Ezra F. Vogel (傅高义)

Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus

Research interests: modern Japan; Japanese industrialization; rise of Japan communist society in China; Deng Xiaoping; United States relations with Asia; reform era China; the second Sino-Japanese War.

Mariko Namba Walter

Mariko Namba Walter

Independent Scholar; Director of the Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies

Research interests: history of transmission of Buddhism along the Silk Road

Ao Wang

Ao Wang

Wesleyan University

Research interests: classical Chinese literature; modern Chinese poetry; translation

Dong Wang

Dong Wang

University of Turku, Finland

Research interests: history of US-China relations; China's heritage; modern Chinese history and foreign relations

Pu Wang

Pu Wang

Brandeis University

Research interests:  book manuscript tentatively entitled "The Zeitgeist in Translation: Guo Moruo, Romanticism, and the Chinese Revolution"

Sophia Lutao  Wang

Sophia Lutao Wang

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Adam Smith's commercial ethics in comparative perspectives

Lihua Wang

Lihua Wang

Northeastern University

Research interests: neoliberalism and feminization of production and reproduction; "Rural Women's Bodies and Invisible Hands: Neoliberalism and Population Control in China"

Xiaoxuan Wang

Xiaoxuan Wang

PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Xiaoxuan Wang is a 2nd year GSA. With his dissertation “Saving Deities for the Communities: Religion and Reconfiguration of Rural Order in Southern Zhejiang, 1949-2000,” Xiaoxuan aims to examine the restructuring of social order in rural China during the PRC through the analysis of the trajectories of different religious traditions and the various ways they reinvented themselves.