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East Asian Studies at IU

Spotlight

Tim Rich

Tim Rich

Ph.D. student in Political Science

Political science doctoral student Tim Rich exemplifies the high quality of scholarship and globally-directed service supported by the EASC. Tim, whose research focuses on Taiwanese politics, cross-strait relations, and U.S.–China relations, has acted as an observer at a Taiwanese mayoral election and met Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian. In addition to building his own publication profile, he has helped form a peer group to encourage other graduate students in his department to present and publish early and often. Recently, Tim taught a continuing studies course sponsored by the EASC, “Emerging Issues in China,” which tracked the foreign and domestic policy implications of China’s rise as a political and economic superpower. Through Tim’s efforts with this course, the center was able to connect many nontraditional students in the local community to knowledge about contemporary East Asia.

Graduate Students

Current Students, J - R
A - I | J - R | S - Z

Cynthia Jeffries
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese studies; journalism

David Kendall

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Cross-cultural understanding

Kaleem Kheshgi

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese literature; Japanese music

Amy Klouse

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language and history

Yi-Lu Kuo
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy

Wei-Ping Lee
Ph.D. student, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Research Interests: Taiwanese hand puppetry

Lily Li
Ph.D. student, Comparative Literature
Research Interests: Chinese writers in exile

Chelsea Liddell
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese history

Meng Liu
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy

Levko Luchuk
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language; Japanese literature; Japanese anime

Vera Marinova
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and M.P.A. student, Public and Environmental Affairs
Research Interests: China’s environmental policy; environmental movements and state-society relations; role of environmental NGOs in shaping state policies and regulations

Kaitlin McCloughan
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Ancient Chinese texts, classical Chinese philosophy Chinese politics; international relations

Kellie Mendenhall

M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese history

James Nagler
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Contemporary China

Joannah Peterson
Ph.D. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Tale of Genji

Jonathan Pettit
Ph.D. candidate, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Chinese religion

Andrea Polegato

Ph.D. student, French and Italian
Research Interests: Comparative Studies of cultural relations between Italy and China

John Quarles
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Japanese language pedagogy; Japanese linguistics

Anthony Ross
M.A. student, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research Interests: Korean studies; sexuality in East Asia