First Year Students

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Nicole Colvett

Contemporary Media and Popular Culture in Japan and China; Chinese and Japanese religion and literature; Gender and Queer identity in East Asia

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Aina Jinguji

Progressive Degree Program
Japanese Society: Popular Culture, Mental Health and Fashion

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Seth Marshall

Comparative Analysis of Gender and Sexuality Under Colonialism; Indigenous Identity and Colonial Hegemony In The Pacific

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Zerui Pan

Popular Culture in Japan and China; Modern Japanese Literature and Film; Modern Chinese Literature and Film; Science Fiction in East Asia

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Zimeng (Azusa) Qin

Popular Culture in Japan and China; Modern Japanese and Chinese Literature and Film; Science Fiction in East Asia

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Jenny Reichert

Premodern Japanese History, Culture and Literature; East Asian Art History

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Sydney Tsai

Progressive Degree Program
Contemporary Media and Popular Culture in Korea and Japan; East Asian Cinema; Korean and Japanese History

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Linfeng (Maple) Yang

Comparative Modernization of China and Japan in the 19th Century; Japanese Drama and Film

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Haotian Zhang

Progressive Degree Program
Popular Culture in East Asia; Animation and Game History in Japan; East Asian Languages

Continuing Students

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Kuper Bergman

East Asian Geopolitics, Japan-U.S. Relations, East Asian Cultural Relations

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Angelica Medica Cuevas

Contemporary Media and Popular Culture in Korea, Religion in China and the Diaspora, Modern Chinese Film

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Lisa Kwan

Post-WWII Impact on Current Trends in Sino-Japanese Relations; Historical and Geopolitical Conflicts behind “Greater China”; East Asian Language Politics

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Joshua Mallard

Contemporary Media and Popular Culture in Japan and Korea, Mixed Media, Music and Entertainment in East Asia

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Asha Rieussec

Contemporary Media and Popular Culture in Korea; Korean Film and Literature; Korean Identity in Modern Korea

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Yuanjing (Fiona) Xu

Contemporary Chinese and Korean Literature; Feminism in East Asia

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Xinhui (Liane) Yang

Dunhuang Cave Arts; Chinese Folk Customs; Buddhism in East Asia

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Shiyi Zhang

Migration; Gender and Family; Chinese Popular Culture

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Yixiao Zhang

East Asian Cinema; Modern Chinese History; Modern Chinese and Japanese Literature

Fall 2021 Cohort

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Jasmine Chang

Progressive Degree Program
Popular Culture in Korea, Japan, and China; Modern Japanese Literature and Film; Modern Korean Literature and Film

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Joe Collins

EASC Student Feature

East Asian Geopolitics; Social Movements in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; U.S.-China Relations

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Angelica Medina Cuevas

Contemporary Media and Popular Culture in Korea, Religion in China and the Diaspora, Modern Chinese Film

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Hanna Ramirez

EASC Student Feature

Chinese Contemporary Art and Film; Gender and Sexuality in China

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Cristian Roman

Modern Japanese and Korean Popular Culture and Media; Global Consumption of Anime; Japan-U.S. Relations

Fall 2020 Cohort

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Ursula Collins-Laine

Progressive Degree Program

EASC Student Feature

East Asian Popular Culture and Media Globalization; Unscripted Korean Television; Fandom Studies

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Madeline Hawk

EAAS Graduate Certificate 

PhD, Cinema and Media Studies

Postcolonial Theories; Female Agency and Involvement in Colonialism; Korean Contemporary Media; Queer Studies; Theories of Nostalgia and Memory in Popular Culture

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Anthony Lee

EAAS Graduate Certificate

PhD, Cinema and Media Studies

Japanese Popular Culture, Animation Industries, Japanese Foreign Policy, Cultural Geography, Media Globalization, Representations of Environments and Spaces in Animation

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Ellen Li

Transnational Film/Media, Theory and Poetry; Diasporic Imaginaries in Popular Culture; Queer Chinese Performance and Politics

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John Tang

EASC Student Feature

Modern Chinese Literature; Modern Japanese Literature and Film

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Yingke Yang

EASC Student Feature

Contemporary Media and Popular Culture in Korea and Japan; East Asian Language and Linguistics

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Songyue Zhang

LGBTQ Identity in China; Korean and Chinese Popular Culture

Fall 2019 Cohort

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Yuwei Liu

EASC Student Feature

East Asian Linguistics; Chinese and Japanese Comparative Literature

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Adam Silverman

EASC Student Feature

Japanese National Cinema and Visual Culture; Representations of Ethnicity and Alterity in Japanese Media, Media Theory and Animation Studies

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Sui Wang

EASC Student Feature

Chinese Popular Culture; Visual Communication and Media Production in China

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Weidong Wang

EASC Student Feature

Chinese Society and Foreign Policy; Chinese Film and Media Studies

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Tiara Wilson

EASC Student Feature
EASC Student Feature

Chinese Social Movements and Reform; Korean Democratization; Korean and Chinese Popular Culture and Contemporary Studies

Fall 2018 Cohort

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Nicole Xinyuan Chen

EASC Student Feature

U.S.-East Asia Media Policy; Feminism and Visual Culture in East Asia

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Donald Collins

Queer Identity in East Asia, Body Modification and Aesthetics, Korean Media and Culture

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Ted Hongqiao Li

Contemporary Chinese Culture and History; U.S.-China/East Asia Relations

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Steve Literati

Economic and Political Development of North and South Korea; East Asia-U.S. Security and Geopolitics

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Xizhu Liu

Pre-modern Chinese History

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Becky Yuxuan Shao

Chinese Theater and History, East Asian Art History, Contemporary Chinese Theater

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Jiajia Kejia Song

Sino-U.S. Relations; China’s Economic Development; International Trade and International Communication 

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Linda Jingze Tang

East Asian Contemporary Film Theory, Chinese Cinema, Film and Culture

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Fuyun Wei

Poverty, Feminism and Equal Rights in Modern China; U.S.-China Relations

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Howard Yanchen Zhang

Modern and Contemporary Chinese History; Modernization and Globalization

Fall 2017 Cohort

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Yanjin Chen

Online Marketing Manager at MentorX, Irvine

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Ariel Yixuan Lim

Associate, DCM and Sustainable Bonds at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

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Jaewon Shin

Registration Assistant at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Fall 2016 Cohort

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Youngsook Choi

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Gesshin Claire Greenwood

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Marina Counseling Center; Communications and Admissions Director at Institute of Buddhist Studies, San Francisco

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Dianne Lee

Asia Pacific Leadership (G20) Fellow at East-West Center, Honolulu

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Megan Ong

Foreign Language Instructor at Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School, Japan

Fall 2015 Cohort

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Lincoln Der

English Editor at Pixelogic Media, Burbank 

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Xuemeng Crystal Huang

Editor at China Daily, Beijing

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Lindsay Roberts

PhD Student at EALC, University of Southern California

Fall 2014 Cohort

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Yunfei Lillian Shang

PhD Student at the University of Texas at Austin

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Stefan Tsai

English Copywriter at Solomon AI and 3D Vision, Taiwan

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Angela Tseng

Fall 2013 Cohort

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Nancy Chao

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Cassandra Dierolf

Assistant Front End Manager at Weis Markets, Pennsylvania

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Ju-yu Chloe Huang

Sales Associate at Tory Burch, Los Angeles

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Nanzhou Li

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Kimberly Ordel

Special Education Teacher at Altus Schools, Chula Vista

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Yi Shao

Executive Assistant at The Grand Mansion, Nanjing

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Caitlyn Stone

Development and Strategic Communications Consultant at International Budget Partnership, Washington DC