Andrew Chittick
E. Leslie Peter Professor of East Asian Humanities
Ph.D., University of Michigan
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Professor Chittick is in charge of the East Asian Studies program and an active promoter of language learning and study abroad. He teaches courses in Chinese and Japanese history, cultural traditions, philosophy, and art. Professor Chittick’s research focus is the culture of early south China and maritime trade relations with Southeast Asia. He runs the Asia & Environment Initiative which engages students in summer fieldwork on contemporary environmental issues in Japan, China, and Indonesia. Other interests include Asian food cultures, Silk Road and maritime archaeology, and global comparative and spatial history. Professor Chittick is a recent holder of major fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and is the author of Patronage and Community in Medieval China and The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History.

Eileen Mikals-Adachi
Associate Professor of Japanese
Ph.D., Ochanomizu University
Forrer 118

Professor Mikals-Adachi teaches Japanese language, culture, and contemporary fiction.

Jing Shen
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
Ph.D., Washington University of St. Louis
Sheen Annex 107

Professor Shen teaches Chinese language and a variety of topics in traditional Chinese fiction, women’s studies, and film.

Kirk Ke Wang
Professor of Visual Arts
M.F.A., University of South Florida

Professor Wang teaches painting, drawing, digital photography, new genre art and Asian art.


Ed Grasso
Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences

Brian Ransom
Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts