Professor: Bien (Chair)

Associate Professors: Y. Aizawa,

Assistant Professors: Crespi, Hirata,   Wang

Lecturer: M. Aizawa



Gloria Bien

  Web page Degrees: BA, MA University of California at Berkeley 1962, 1965; Ph.D. University of Washington 1973
Teaching Experience: The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA; Connecticut College; Indiana University, University of Washington, University of Oregon
Teaching Specialties: Chinese Language and literature, Women in China
Research Interests/Related Travel: East-West literary relations, poetry (Chinese and French), Baudelaire in China / Asia, Europe
Publications: Co-editor, Contemporary Literatures of Asia (Prentice Hall, 1996); Global Voices: Contemporary Literature from the Non-Western World (Prentice Hall, 1995); "Baudelaire in China" (Comparative Literature Studies, 1985), "The Shih Ching in French Literature" (Tamkang Review, 1975), "Chnier and China" (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 1986); articles in Tamkang Review, Pacific Coast Philology, Critical Bibliography of French Literature: Twentieth Century, Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature, Explorations: Essays in Comparative Literature (University Press of America, 1986); translation in Renditions (1975); reviews in Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, America, Literary Research/Recherche litteraire
Distinctions: AAUW Fellowship (1980-81); Visiting Scholar, Stanford (1980-81); University of California, Berkeley (1993); NEH Seminars (1980, 1983)

Yoichi Aizawa

Degrees: BA Haverford 1968, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 1984
Teaching Specialties: Japanese language and culture
Research Interests: Buddhism and literature in medieval Japan
Publications: Translation: Introduction to Sanskrit Manuscript ... Collected from Nepal, Kashmir, and Central Asia; Articles: "Japan's Hidden Buddhist: the Persecution of the Fuji-fuse Sect of Nichiren Buddhism," "Literary Pilgrimage: Kawabata's 'Izu Dancer' as a Buddhist Scripture" (Eastern Buddhist)


Yukari Hirata 

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Degrees: BA University of Tsukuba, 1988; MA University of Tsukuba, 1990, Ph.D., University of Chicago. 1999
Teaching Experience: Japanese Instructor, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tsukuba, Japan 1984-88; Japanese language instructor, Davenport, Iowa, 1990-1991; Lecturer, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1991-1998; Instructor, teaching assistant in phonetics, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, 1996 and 1998.
Teaching Specialties: Japanese language at all levels; phonetics
Research Interests/Related Travel: Japanese language and linguistics; phonetics/ Japan, Europe.
Publications: Articles in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, The Phonetic Society of Japan, and Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.
Distinctions: Linguistics Society of America Fellow, 1997. Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grants, 1997-1999.

Jing Wang

jing.jpg (5158 bytes) Degrees: BA Hebei Normal University 1982; MA Beijing Foreign Studies University, 1998, MA Northeastern University 1993; Ph.D.,. The Ohio State University 1999
Teaching Experience: Lecturer, Hebei Normal University, Ohio State University; teaching assistant, Northeastern University, ,Ohio State University.
Teaching Specialties: Chinese language, literature, culture
Research Interests/Related Travel: Modern Chinese Literature, women's autobiography, Chinese cinema, Chinese language pedagogy, pre-twentieth-century English fiction and poetry, nineteenth-century American poetry and fiction.
Publications: Translations published by China Women's Publishing House and Shanghai Translations Publishing House.
Distinctions:Tian-yi Li award for outstanding academic performance, Ohio State University, 1997; Cai Wansen Award for research, the Yi Xian Culture and Education Foundation, 1997.


John Crespi

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Michiko Aizawa

Michiko.jpg (5791 bytes) Degrees: BA, Beaver College
Teaching Experience: Colgate University since 1983
Teaching Specialties: Japanese language