Asian Studies

Research and teaching programs

David Lam Centre

Since 1989 the David Lam Centre has remained committed to fostering intercultural dialogue through activities that extend across a broad spectrum of social, cultural and economic issues from both contemporary and historical perspectives. The Centre supports and facilitates research collaboration, networking and building the community of Asia-related scholars across campus and internationally.

Global Asia Program

The Global Asia program offers a minor program which will facilitate a comprehensive knowledge of the region and a broad understanding of human experience through an introduction to Asian languages and through courses offered in other departments and units of the University, including Humanities, Anthropology and Sociology, English, World Literature, Political Science, International Studies, Communications, and History.

Faculty with Regional Expertise  

John Alderete

Professor | Department of Linguistics

Cantonese, Austronesian, Athabaskan, Tahltan

Robert Anderson

Professor Emeritus | School of Communication

Myanmar, India

Nadine Attewell

Associate Professor | Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Asia

Nicolas Bommarito

Assistant Professor | Department of Philosophy

Tibet

Jeremy Brown

Professor | Department of History

China

Darren Byler

Assistant Professor | School for International Studies

China, Central Asia, Southeast Asia

Habib Chaudhury

Professor | Department of Gerontology

Hong Kong, Singapore

Luke Clossey

Associate Professor | Department of History

China

Paul Crowe

Associate Professor | Department of Humanities

China, Japan, India

Parin Dossa

Professor Emeritus | Department of Sociology and Anthropology

India

Zhipeng Gao

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow | Department of Sociology and Anthropology

China

Andrea Geiger

Associate Professor | Department of History

Asia Pacific, Japan

Bascom Guffin

Lecturer | Department of Sociology and Anthropology

India

Chung-hye Han

Professor | Department of Linguistics

Korean, Japanese

Huamei Han

Associate Professor | Faculty of Education

China

John Harriss

Professor Emeritus | School for International Studies

India, South Asia

Michael J. Hathaway

Professor | Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Southwest China, Japan, Asia

Lillian Mei Hung

Postdoctoral Fellow | Department of Gerontology

Hong Kong

Nicole Jackson

Associate Professor | School for International Studies

Russia, Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)

Dal Yong Jin

Professor | School of Communication

Korea, Asia

Tsuyoshi Kawasaki

Associate Professor | Department of Political Science

Asia, Japan

Shuyu Kong

Professor | Department of Humanities

China, Asia Pacific

Helen Hok-Sze Leung

Professor | Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Asia Pacific

Atiya Mahmood

Associate Professor | Department of Gerontology

South Asia

Anushay Malik

Visiting Faculty | School for International Studies

South Asia

Maureen Maloney

Professor | School of Public Policy

South-East Asia, Iraq, China, Brazil, Guatemala and South Africa

Janice Matsumura

Associate Professor | Department of History

Japan, Asia

Kirsten McAllister

Associate Professor | School of Communication

Japan, Asia

Tamir Moustafa

Professor | School for International Studies

Malaysia

Murray Munro

Professor | Department of Linguistics

Asia

Melek Ortabasi

Associate Professor | World Languages and Literatures

Japan

Irene Pang

Assistant Professor | School for International Studies

China, India

Stacy Pigg

Professor | Department of Sociology and Anthropology

South Asia

Cindy Patton

Professor | Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Taiwan

Simone Rapisarda

Assisstant Professor | School for the Contemporary Arts

Asia

Vaibhav Saria

Assistant Professor | Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

South Asia

Andrew Sixsmith

Professor | Department of Gerontology

Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore

Naoko Takei

Senior Lecturer | World Languages and Literatures

Japan

Rosalie L. Tung

Professor | Beedie School of Business

Asia Pacific

Jan W. Walls

Professor Emeritus | Department of Humanities

Asia Pacific

Jennifer Wang

Assistant Professor | Department of Philosophy

China

Jie Yang

Professor | Department of Sociology and Anthropology

China

Habiba Zaman

Professor | Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

South Asia, Bangladesh, the Philipines

David Zandvliet

Associate Professor | Faculty of Education

Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan

Yuezhi Zhao

Professor | School of Communication

China

Yushu Zhu

Assistant Professor | Urban Studies Program

China, Canada