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Students in the field of Asian Studies

Dai, Qiao
history of Myanmar; political history in Southeast Asia; commercialization in the colonial period in Southeast Asia
e-mail: qd42@cornell.edu
Durand, Katherine
East Asian regional security and peace
e-mail: khd25@cornell.edu
Gagrat, Jeh
legal reform in India
e-mail: jrg368@cornell.edu
Gong, Qingyi
intersections of western literature and classical Chinese literature; vignette writers in Ming and Qing dynasties
e-mail: qg62@cornell.edu
Hu, Yinyin
Sino-Vietnam relations
e-mail: yh677@cornell.edu
Knoll, Keegan
pre-Qin and early imperial China; early Chinese philosophers (Guanzi, Xunzi, Kongzi);  and evolution of major schools of thought through early Chinese history
e-mail: ktk45@cornell.edu
Liang, Yuan
Chinese literary revolutions that began with the New Culture Movement; Chinese folk literature, especially in the context of digital media
e-mail: yl2769@cornell.edu
Nott, Lavanya
South Asia; convergence of cultural practices and mass culture with political institutions
e-mail: lan57@cornell.edu
Sajjapala, Kritapas
Thailand-Vietnam foreign relations; history of Vietnam; international relations and political evonomy with a focus on the Southeast Asian region and ASEAN
e-mail: ks2274@cornell.edu
Sun, Mengxi
influence of religions on sociocultural life; literary representations of women; and medical traditions in premodern China
e-mail: ms3358@cornell.edu
Wang, Anke
nostalgia of the Cultural Revolution presented in Chinese literature after 1990s
e-mail: aw767@cornell.edu
Wang, Mingxuan
Japanese contemporary religion and culture; comparative study of Japan and China
e-mail: mw852@cornell.edu

 
 

Students in the field of Asian Literature, Religion & Culture

Akepiyapornchai, Manasicha
Vedānta; the doctrines of self-surrender (prapatti) and the path of devotion (bhaktiyoga) in the South Indian Śrīvaiṣṇava Tradition; and Vedāntadeśika and his multilingual corpus
e-mail: ma886@cornell.edu
Awasthi, Tarinee
'ideas of 'tradition' and 'transmission' in Indian spiritual traditions, and possibilities of alternatives to post-Enlightenment epistemes they open up
e-mail: ta358@cornell.edu
Burgess, Vincent
discourses of abnegation and the cultural/countercultural articulations of asceticism and renunciation in North Indian religious movements, specifically regarding the utilization/abnegation of intoxicants and dietary restrictions
e-mail: veb24@cornell.edu
Buyco, Ryan
cultural politics as it relates to the themes of diaspora, indigeneity, and postcolonialism in the transpacific; Japanese studies (Okinawa), Southeast Asian studies (the Philippines); islands; dissertation project explores Okinawan diasporic culture in the Pacific with special attention to the Philippines and Hawai’i
e-mail: rab497@cornell.edu
Cummins, Patrick
Sanskrit; poetics, grammar, hermeneutics, and logic
Dharmasinghe, Geethika
nationalism, democracy, violence, and rituals; current research: formation of Sinhala Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka 
e-mail: gdi4@cornell.edu
Harding, Andrew
"Zainichi" Literature (literature written by Korean residents in Japan)
e-mail: awh74@cornell.edu
Hua, Liyu
history of religions in northwestern India during the Kushan period (100 CE to 300 CE)
e-mail: lh569@cornell.edu
Kunigami, Andre Keiji
Japanese and Brazilian film and literature; film and media studies; aesthetics; critical theory; comparative modernisms/modernities; avant-gardes; photography and video art;, intermediality. Current research: on early twentieth century Brazilian and Japanese cinema, photography, and modernist discourses on vision and time
e-mail: akk62@cornell.edu
Lee, I-Zhuen
philosophical architecture in pre-modern Asian intellectual traditions
e-mail: il93@cornell.edu
Long, Mary Kate
women and gender in Buddhism; Buddhist institutions in Burma/Myanmar and Southeast Asia; religious diversity; friendship
e-mail: ml2458@cornell.edu
McQuade, Paul
modern Japanese fiction; comparative literature; translation theory; Marxism; feminism; cultural studies; post-colonialism; psychoanalysis; deconstruction; primary research focused on the work of Tawada Yōko
e-mail: pgm63@cornell.edu
Mendoza, Andrea
modern Japanese and Latin American literatures and intellectual histories focusing on twentieth century discourses on race and culture and their intersections with trauma, nationalism, and gender
e-mail: ld388@cornell.edu
Mo, Jiangxuan
medieval Chinese literature and culture
e-mail: jm2557@cornell.edu
Nag Chowdhuri, Yagna
examine the performance practices which have emerged around the figure of the medieval bhakti poet-saint Kabir
e-mail: yn246@cornell.edu
Park, Jahyon
Korean literature, focusing on gender, transnationalism, and technology within literary works in the modern ages, particularly since the liberation from the Japanese occupation
e-mail: jp959@cornell.edu
Polmuk, Chairat
critical race and ethnic studies; affect theory; corporeality/carnality; the posthuman; the new cinema; Thailand
e-mail: cp483@cornell.edu
Sireerat, Tinakrit
Japanese history; animal history; comparative history of Japan and Thailand
e-mail: ts677@cornell.edu

Siriwan, Sirithorn
the performative semiotics of rice rituals in Northern Thailand; problematize the ideology of "authentic Thai culture" through gender, neocolonial, transnational lens
e-mail: ss3756@cornell.edu

Yoon, Nari
cultural history of Modern Korea, especially the construction of modern subjectivity during the Park Chung Hee era (1961-1979).
e-mail: ny64@cornell.edu
Zhang, Ning
modern Chinese literature combined with literary criticism
e-mail: nz72@cornell.edu
Zhu, Jinjing
early China: ethical, social and political thought; comparative philosophy
e-mail: jz427@cornell.edu