Prospective Supervisors

You are welcome to contact our professors in your field of study if you need assistance with your research proposal or like one of them to act as your supervisor.

 

RESEARCH FIELDS AND SUPERVISORS

 

China
Dr. Alison Bailey – Pre-modern Chinese Literature
Dr. Kay Duffy – Early and Medieval China
Dr. Aynur Kadir – Ethnic Minorities and Digital Humanities in China
Dr. Christopher Rea – Modern Chinese Literature, Culture and Cinema
Dr. Bruce Rusk – Pre-Modern China
Dr. Leo Shin – History of later imperial China
Dr. Renren Yang – Contemporary Chinese Literature, Media, and Popular Culture

 

Hong Kong
Dr. Leo Shin – History of Hong Kong (Joint appointment with the History Department)
Dr. Helena Wu – Hong Kong Cinema, Literature and Culture

 

Japan
Dr. Colleen Laird – Japanese Cinema, New Media, and Popular Culture
Dr. Christina Laffin – Classical Japanese
Dr. Hyung Gu Lynn – Korea and Japan, Modern and Contemporary History, and Popular Culture
Dr. Jessica Main – Modern and Contemporary Buddhism (global, open); Modern Japanese Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu; Modern Japanese Religions and New Religious Movements
Dr. Joshua Mostow – Pre-Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture
Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura – Anthropology, Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy and Art, Indigenous Cultures, Photography
Dr. Peter Nosco – Japanese History and Culture
Dr. Sharalyn Orbaugh – Modern Japanese Literature and Popular Culture
Dr. Christina Yi – Modern Japanese Literature

 

Korea
Dr. Donald Baker – Korean History and Civilization (Master’s students only)
Dr. Bruce Fulton – Korean Literature and Literary Translation
Dr. Ross King – Korean Language and Literature (especially pre-modern)
Dr. Hyung Gu Lynn – Korea and Japan, Modern and Contemporary History, Popular Culture

 

Buddhism
Dr. Jinhua Chen – East Asian Buddhism
Dr. Jessica Main – Modern and Contemporary Buddhism (global, open); Modern Japanese Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu; Modern Japanese Religions and New Religious Movements.

 

East Asia
Dr. Nam-lin Hur – International relations in premodern East Asia (15th-19th centuries), Premodern Japanese history (Sengoku and early modern), Korean history (15th-19th centuries, Chosŏn Korea), Japanese Buddhism (early modern), Korean Buddhism (15th century to 1945).
Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura – Anthropology, Contemporary Calligraphy and Art, Indigenous Cultures, Photography

 

South Asia
Dr. Naveena Naqvi – Early Modern and Modern South Asia
Dr. Harjot Oberoi –  South Asian Social & Religious History
Dr. Sebastian Prange –  South Asian History
Dr. Adheesh Sathaye – Sanskrit Literature and Folklore
Dr. Hasan Siddiqui – Early Modern South Asia
Dr. Sunera Thobani – South Asian Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies

 

Pan-Asia
Dr. Rumee Ahmed – Islamic Studies
Dr. Aynur Kadir – Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage and Indigeneity in Asia
Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura – Anthropology, Art, Visual and Material Cultures, Photography

 

Himalayas
Dr. Tsering Shakya – Tibetan Studies

 

In special cases, PhD degree programs can be arranged jointly between Asian Studies and other departments. For those interested in the Interdisciplinary Program, please contact the Interdisciplinary Studies at http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/

 

Other UBC Faculty with Interests in Asian Studies:
Those interested in Asia-related modern history, political science, commerce, economics, geography, fine arts, anthropology or sociology, should apply to the department concerned.

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