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Faculty

Department Faculty

Ronald Egan

Department Chair; Confucius Institute Professor of Sinology
Research areas include traditional Chinese poetry, aesthetics, literary culture, social history, storytelling, and the relations between the literary and visual arts. Current project include a study of Hong Mai's *Yijian zhi* (12th c.), a translation of the complete poetry and prose of Li Qingzhao, and inscriptions of Tang poetry on paintings of the Ming-Qing period.

Haiyan Lee

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Comparative Literature
Modern Chinese literature and popular culture; philosophy and literature; law and literature; cognitive science; affect studies; cultural studies of gender, sexuality, race, and religion; posthumanism and the environmental humanities; human-animal relations

Indra Levy

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Comparative Literature

Li Liu

Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor in Chinese Archeology

Yoshiko Matsumoto

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Linguistics
research investigates systems of language in use, from knowledge of grammar to expressions of identity. She is a recipient of the Humanities & Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

James Reichert

Phone: (650) 725-3436

Chao Sun

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Linguistics
Professor Chaofen Sun (Ph.D. 1988 Cornell) has been teaching Chinese linguistics and Classical Chinese and coordinating of the Chinese language program at Stanford since 1991. His specializations include morpho-syntax, history of Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language, etc. He has been publishing books and articles on the Chinese word-order change, numeral classifier constructions, and the morpho-syntactic changes of various Chinese constructions.

Melinda Takeuchi

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Art and Art History
I am interested in pre-modern Japanese culture particularly prints, tea culture, and horses in Japanese society.

Ban Wang

Director of Chinese Graduate Studies; William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature
Phone: (650) 723-9836

Yiqun Zhou

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Classics
Chinese and comparative women's history, early Chinese literature and history, late imperial Chinese fiction, China-Greece comparison

Dafna Zur

Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Phone: (650) 725-1893

Department Faculty, Visiting Scholars

Department Faculty, Postdocs

Sixiang Wang


Sixiang Wang


Affiliated Faculty

Carl W. Bielefeldt

Walter Y. Evans-Wentz professor of Oriental Philosophies, Religions, and Ethics, Religious Studies Department, Emeritus

Richard Dasher

Consulting Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Phone: (650) 725-3621