Profiles in "East Asian Studies" Expertise Area

  • Thornton's research focuses on three interrelated areas of Japanese narrative: medieval Buddhist propaganda, late-medieval epic, and the period film.
  • Huntington specializes in continental philosophy, avidly engages in comparative (East-West) philosophy with an emphasis on Buddhism, and aims to globalize as well as decolonize philosophy.
  • Cho's research fields range from Pre-modern Korean and Chinese literature and culture; Sino-Korean exchange and East Asian comparative literature; performance literature; and oral storytelling and folk literature.
  • Ling specializes in late imperial Chinese literature and culture, book history, and the print culture.
  • Park teaches religious traditions of Korea. Her research has focused on the interplay among Buddhism, modernity, gender, and globalization.
  • SturtzSreetharan's interests center on language as social action. Her current project, "the everyday language of body/weight stigma," investigates how people make sense of their bodies as revealed in their language use.
  • PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese).