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
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 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.
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.