Current Graduate Students

Students in the Ph.D. program in the field of Asian Literature, Religion & Culture

Vincent Burgess
Vincent Burgess
discourses of abnegation and the cultural/counter-cultural 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
Yung-Hui Chou
Yung-Hui Chou
practice of and influences behind literary collection compilation in Tang and Song China
e-mail: yc2483@cornell.edu
Patrick Cummins
Patrick Cummins
Sanskrit; poetics, grammar, hermeneutics, and logic
e-mail: ptc46@cornell.edu
Geethika Dharmasinghe
Geethika Dharmasinghe
nationalism, democracy, violence, and rituals; current research: formation of Sinhala Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka
e-mail: gdi4@cornell.edu
Kevin Dong
Kevin Dong
modern Chinese poetry, ghosts, and critical theory
e-mail: zd227@cornell.edu
Yunfei Du
Yunfei Du
contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese labor culture & migrant worker poetry, subaltern studies, Marxism
e-mail: yd363@cornell.edu
Yuanyuan Duan
Yuanyuan Duan
writing and reading practices of Buddhist multilingual texts found in Southwest China (11-16th century)
e-mail: yd382@cornell.edu
Liyu Hua
Liyu Hua
history of religions in northwestern India during the Kushan period (100 CE to 300 CE)
e-mail: lh569@cornell.edu
Yuanxue Jing

Yuanxue Jing
Japanese electronic literature, video games, and digital media
e-mail: yj458@cornell.edu

Joshua Kam
Joshua Chun Wah Kam
culinary connections to the Middle East in classical Malay and Javanese Sufism
e-mail: jk2357@cornell.edu
Anna Koshcheeva
Anna Koshcheeva
imagining of Laos at the crossroads of the Cold War
e-mail: ak2597@cornell.edu
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Yanting-Leah Li
deep ecology and solidarity with the nonhuman through affective mediation of soundscapes, atmospheric poetics, contemporary Chinese poetry
e-mail: yl3376@cornell.edu
Chengxiang Lin
Chengxiang Lin
modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture; Chinese poetry and poetics; media history and theory; the relations between literature and technology
e-mail: cl2354@cornell.edu
MK Long
Mary Kate (MK) Long
women and gender in Buddhism; Buddhist institutions in Burma/Myanmar and Southeast Asia; religious diversity; friendship
e-mail: ml2458@cornell.edu
Andrea Mariucci
Andrea Mariucci
Japanese studies, digital media, and popular culture
e-mail: am2566@cornell.edu
Su-Yeon Seo
Su-Yeon Seo
literary, intellectual, and cultural history of premodern Sinitic dictionaries and encyclopedias; history of linguistic thoughts, organization of knowledge and information
e-mail: ss2872@cornell.edu
Saumya Sethia
Saumya Sethia
charting the various strands of the modern Indian Buddhist 'revival' through both literary tropes and philosophical ideas that come to permeate texts in the 20th century
e-mail: ss2842@cornell.edu
Bruno Shirley
Bruno Shirley
Buddhist kingship; the Pāli Cosmopolis (particularly Sri Lanka); textual and material records
e-mail: bms297@cornell.edu
Sirithorn Siriwan
Sirithorn (Ing) Siriwan
rice rituals and performances in Northern Thailand
e-mail: ss3756@cornell.edu
Casey Stevens
Casey Stevens
medieval Chinese poetry, specifically that of the Tang; cultural history, literary reception, and ontological frameworks created through poetry
e-mail: cs2435@cornell.edu
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Tsuguta Yamashita
Japanese post-imperial impact on Indonesia
e-mail: ty355@cornell.edu
Nari Yoon
Nari Yoon
cultural history of modern Korea, especially the construction of modern subjectivity during the Park Chung Hee era (1961-1979)
e-mail: ny64@cornell.edu
Yumeng Zhang
Yumeng Zhang
Chinese literature in Tang China
e-mail: yz2694@cornell.edu

Students in the M.A. program in the field of Asian Studies

Ian Bellows
Ian Bellows
development of multivalent identities within mono-ethnic Sherpa communities in Nepal's Solukhumbu region
e-mail: idb8@cornell.edu
Yijun Cui
Yijun Cui
East Asian female subcultures
e-mail: yc827@cornell.edu
Lingyu Dong
Lingyu Dong
rural society in China, cultural anthropology, development study
e-mail: ld488@cornell.edu
Xiao Hong
Xiao Hong
modern Chinese literature and culture
e-mail: xh373@cornell.edu
Rui Li
Rui Li
Japanese popular culture from the 20th century
e-mail: rl657@cornell.edu
Anna Naiyapatana
Anna Naiyapatana

e-mail: aan38@cornell.edu
Yingchuan Qu
Yingchuan Qu
feminism, gender, and sexuality; online activism; affect studies; popular culture; and digital media in China
e-mail: yq232@cornell.edu
Casey Robinson
Casey Robinson
Buddhist philosophy, specifically on thinkers such as Nāgārjuna, the founder of the Madhyamaka school, and Dharmakīrti, the seminal thinker in the Buddhist epistemological tradition
e-mail: cmr268@cornell.edu
Jiahui Shen
Jiahui Shen
social and cultural history of contemporary China
e-mail: js2877@cornell.edu
Nikita Sukmono
Nikita Sukmono
themes of democratization, ethnic identity/identity politics, and comparative analysis in Southeast Asia
e-mail: nas324@cornell.edu
Katherine Tran
Katherine Tran
media studies, gender and sexuality, and contemporary society in relation to East Asia
e-mail: kat95@cornell.edu
Ting Wang

Ting Wang
how the promotion of woodblock printing has led to the vigorous development and evolution of popular literature in the Ming Dynasty
e-mail: tw359@cornell.edu

Evelyn Xing
Evelyn Xing
Chinese intellectual history and religious studies in East Asia
e-mail: wx223@cornell.edu
Yujun Zeng
Yujun Zeng
Sino-Vietnamese relations and Vietnamese perception of China
e-mail: yz767@cornell.edu
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