Core Faculty

Department Chair

Haiyan Lee
Walter A. Haas Professor of the Humanities and 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

Department Faculty

Ronald Egan
Confucius Institute Professor of Sinology and Stanford W. Ascherman, M.D. Professor
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS- China)

Research areas include traditional Chinese poetry, aesthetics, literary culture, social history, storytelling, and the relations between the literary and visual arts. Current projects 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.
Indra Levy
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS- Japan)
Li Liu
Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor
Yoshiko Matsumoto
Yamato Ichihashi Chair of Japanese History and Civilization and Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics
Yoshiko Matsumoto's 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
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ariel Stilerman
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Chao Sun
Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Linguistics
Ban Wang
William Haas Professor of Chinese Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature
Yiqun Zhou
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Classics
Dafna Zur
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Comparative Literature
Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Dasher
Adjunct Professor