Graduate Alumni Placement List

Some EALC alumni are willing to speak to undergraduates about their research or career field. An asterisk (*) next to a name means the alum is open to being contacted by undergraduate EAS concentrators, prospective concentrators, and recent graduates of the EAS concentration. To request contact information, e-mail Out of respect for the privacy and busy schedules of alumni, contact information will only be given to querents in the aforementioned three categories.

Advisor Dissertation Placement
May 2022 Graduates
Huang, Dingru David Wang Between Animal and Machine: Ecologizing Modernisms in Wartime China, 1931-1945 Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley 2022-2023, Assistant Professor at NYU Shanghai in 2023
Mirsalis, Dana Helen Hardacre Gendering the Shinto Priesthood in Postwar Japan

Assistant Professor, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Rüegg, Jonas David Howell The Kuroshio Frontier: Business, State and Environment in the Making of Japan's Pacific Senior Research and Teaching Assistant, The University of Zurich, Switzerland
Toscano, Dominic Xiaofei Tian Eighth-Century Anthologies and the Creation of High Tang Poetry Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Zhao, Mengdie Wai-yee Li Shades of Justice: Debating Law and Legal Culture in Early Modern China Two-year Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
March 2022 Graduates
Frost, Adam William Kirby Speculation and Profiteering: The Entrepreneurial Transformation of Socialist China Postdoctoral Fellow, Copenhagen Business School
Wing-Lun, Joel Michael Szonyi Negotiating Empire on China's Miao Frontier, 1597-1919 Lecturer in History and Asian Studies, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
November 2021 Graduates
Tan, Jessica Li Wen David Wang Sinophone Circuits: Chinese-Language Cultural Production, Southeast Asia, and the Cold War Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Tung, Yung-Chang Peter Bol Overcoming Trivialities: Gossiping, Note-Taking, and the Problem of Information in Thirteenth-century China Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
May 2021 Graduates

Brazelton-Braxton, Mycah

Melissa McCormick Avant-Garde Realism in Japan, 1929-1941 Assistant Professor, Art History, Indiana University
Cross, Julia Ryuichi Abe Relic Theft and Sacred Space in Medieval Japan: Enshrinements of the Buddha’s Body a Study of Texts and Objects Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University
Dong, Yuting Andrew Gordon Building Japan’s Empire: Local Practice and Colonial Expertise in Northeast China, 1905–1953 Academy Scholar, Weatherhead Institute for International Affairs at Harvard University
Hua, Rui Mark Elliott Peasants Versus Empires: Transnational Civil Justice and National Legal Decolonization in Manchuria, 1881-1951 Assistant Professor of History, Boston University
Lee, Anna Jungeun Carter Eckert Resistant Consumerism: The Politics of Consumption in South Korea during the Park Chung Hee Period (1961-1979) Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Foundation, University of Michigan
Reynolds, Graeme Sun Joo Kim The Histories of Koryŏ: Their Production, Circulation, and Reception from the Chosŏn Dynasty to the Present Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Foundation, Yale University
Tu, Hang David Wang Revolution Remains: Literature, Thought, and the Politics of Emotion in Reform China Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
November 2020 Graduates
Bae, Keung Yoon (Becky)* Alexander Zahlten A Hall of Mirrors: Film Regulation and Industrial Strategy in Colonial Korea, under Empire and its Aftermath Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology
Du, Feiran Stephen Owen Poetry as Epistemology: The Naive Poet Yang Wanli (1127-1206) in the Age of Learning No information available
Fitzgerald, Devin Mark Elliott The Ming Open Archive and the Global Reading of Early Modern China Curator of Rare Books and History of Printing, UCLA Library Special Collections
Gant, Philip Sun Joo Kim Taking Refuge in the Law: Monastic Litigation and a New History of Buddhism in Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) Postdoctoral Associate in East Asian Studies and Lecturer in Religious Studies, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (Fall 2022-Spring 2024)
Suher, Dylan* David Wang Getting Electrocuted: Media and the Author in Postsocialist China Postdoctoral Fellow, Hong Kong University
May 2020 Graduates
Hui, Ming Tak Ted Wai-yee Li Writing Empire: Culture, Politics, and the Representation Of Cultural Others in the Mongol-Yuan Dynasty Postdoctoral Research Officer, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Kang, Hyeok Hweon Sun Joo Kim Crafting Knowledge: Artisan, Officer, and the Culture of Making in Late Chosŏn Korea, 1592–1910 Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Washington University at St. Louis
Li, Xiaoxuan* Xiaofei Tian The Fallible Body in Early Medieval China No information available
Liu, Jingyu* James Robson The Unimpeded Passage: The Making of Universal Salvation Rites and Buddho-Daoist Interactions in Medieval China Visiting Assistant Professor at Wheaton College; Research Associate at Harvard Business School
Mai, Huijun Stephen Owen Thinking Things: Mediated Materiality in Song (760-1279) Literary Culture Assistant Professor of Medieval Chinese Studies, UCLA
Shernuk, Kyle* David Wang Becoming Ethnic and Chinese: Sinophone Transculturation at the Millennial Turn Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Georgetown University
November 2019 Graduates
Tsuda, Taro*  Andrew Gordon Sato Eisaku and the Establishment of Single-party Rule in Postwar Japan

No information available

May 2019 Graduates
Bernard, Peter Tomiko Yoda Rural Japanese Gothic: The Topography of Horror in Modern Japanese Literature Assistant Professor, Keio University
Ghadimi, Amin David Howell Disorder and the Japanese Revolution, 1871-1877 Lecturer, Graduate School of Humanities, Department of Language and Culture, Osaka University
Glasnovich, Ryan David Howell Return to the Sword: Martial Identity and the Modern Transformation of the Japanese Police No Information available
Monaghan, Kate Xiaofei Tian Self-Representation in Early Medieval Chinese Poetry: The Literary Selves of Ruan Ji, Tao Yuanming, Xie Lingyun, and Bao Zhao Poet
Swanson, Eric* Ryuichi Abe The Restoration of Peace Through the Pacification of Vengeful Spirits: Jien (1155-1225) and the Construction of Buddhist Orthodoxy Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Tu, Feng-en Shigehisa Kuriyama Japan's Empire of Scents: Commerce, Science, and the Modern Senses of Health and Cleanliness

Editor in Chief, Lingking Publishing Company  聯經出版 in Taipei,

Founder and CEO, 故事 StoryStudio

Van Swet, Floris  David Howell Finding a Place: Ronin Identity in the Tokugawa Period Research Fellow, Northumbria University, Newcastle
November 2018 Graduates
Hamm, Matthew Michael Puett Ways of Being: Philosophical Theory and Practice in Early China Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
May 2018 Graduates
Brewster, Earnest (Billy) James Robson The Yoga of Dying: Xuanzang on the Nature of Death Clinical Lecturer, Religious Studies Department, Iona University
Campana, Andrew* Tomiko Yoda Poetry across Media in 20th Century Japan Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Chamness, Graham Xiaofei Tian The Literary Formation of Cultural Communities in Mid-Third-through Early-Fifth-Century China Translator and Consultant, Society for Human Resource Management
Du, Heng Michael Puett The Author's Two Bodies: Paratext in Early Chinese Textual Culture Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Chinese, Wellesley College
Kim, Hanung* Leonard van der Kuijp Rennaisance Man from Amdo: The Life and Scholarship of Eighteenth-Century Amdo Scholar Sum pa mkhan po Ye shes dpal 'byor (1704-1788) Assistant Professor, Korea University, Department of History
Kou, Lu* Xiaofei Tian Courtly Exchange and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Early Medieval China Assistant Professor of Chinese, Bard College
Liu, Chen Stephen Owen Lasting Ephemera: The Culture of Marginalia in Mid-Song Dynasty China (1050-1200) Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
Porter, David* Mark Elliott Ethnic and Status Identity in Qing China: The Hanjun Eight Banners Faculty Lecturer in History, McGill University
Yi, Ivanna Sang Een David McCann Continuing Orality and the Environment in Korean Literature: Writing as a Mode of Oral Performance in the Twentieth Century to the Present Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University
Ying, Lei David Wang Shadows of Karma: Buddhism, Literature, and the Modern Chinese Revolution Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Civilizations, Amherst College
November 2017 Graduates
Cho, Yaejin Carter Eckert Governing Modernity and Everyday Life in Colonial Korea Associate, Linklaters LLC
Foster, Christopher* Michael Puett Study of the Cang Jie pian: Past and Present

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, SOAS University of London

Lee, John Sun Joo Kim Protect the Pines, Punish the People: Forests and the State of Pre-Industrial Korea, 918-1897 Assistant Professor, Durham University
May 2017 Graduates
Cervone, Einor Keinan Wai-yee Li Waterscapes: Aquatic Theater and Other Floating Pleasures in Late Imperial Jiangnan Associate Curator of Asian Art, Denver Art Museum
Cho, Ilsoo David* Carter Eckert Discourses of Nation: Tensions in Early Modern Korea-Japan Relations Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
Kim, Nuri Carter Eckert History, Myth, and the Making of an Ancient Religion in Early Twentieth-Century Korea University Assistant Professor in Korean Studies, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Sun, Xiaosu Wilt Idema Performing the Bodhisattva Guanyin: Drama, Ritual and Narrative Associate Professor, International College for Chinese Studies, Nanjing Normal University
Vedal, Nathan Peter Bol Scholarly Culture in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century China Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Yoshie, Hirokazu* Andrew Gordon Quotidian Monarchy: The Portrait of the Emperor in Everyday Life in Japan, 1889-1948 Lecturer, Soka University
Zhang, Chen Stephen Owen Learning to Write Naturally: The Problem of Southern Song Poetry in the Late Twelfth Century Research Assistant Professor, Baptist University, Hong Kong
November 2016
Chun, Tarryn* David Wang Stage Technology in Modern China: The Media of Revolution and Resistance Assistant Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theater/Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Notre Dame
Jin, Huan Wai-yee Li When Heaven Collapsed: Writing the Taiping Civil War (1851-1864) Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
Wakamatsu, Yurika Melissa McCormick Painting in Between: Gender and Modernity in the Japanese Literati Art of Okuhara Seiko (1837-1913) Assistant Professor, Art and Art History Department, Occidental College
May 2016
Bender, Lucas Stephen Owen Du Fu: Poet Historian, Poet Sage Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Humanities, Yale University
Chen, Jingling* David Wang An Acropolis in China: The Appropriation of Ancient Greek Tradition in Modern Chinese Literature Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Hsiung, Hansun* Shigehisa Kuriyama Republic of Letters, Empire of Textbooks: Globalizing Western Knowledge, 1790-1895 Assistant Professor, Durham University; Director of Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University
Ingram, Shea Ryuichi Abé Rebuilding Nara’s Tōdaiji on the Foundations of the Chinese Pure Land: a Campaign for Buddhist Social Development Honorary Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Kwon, Peter Carter Eckert The Anatomy of Chaju Kukpang: Military-Civilian Convergence in the Development of the South Korean Defense Industry under Park Chung Hee, 1968-1979 Assistant Professor, Korean Studies Department, State University of New York, Albany
Loh, Shi Lin Andrew Gordon Irradiated Trajectories: Medical Radiology in Modern Japan Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Singapore 
Schluessel, Eric Mark Elliott The Muslim Emperor of China: Everyday Politics in Colonial Xinjiang, 1877-1933 Assistant Professor, Columbian College, The George Washington University
Tang, Qiaomei* Xiaofei Tian Divorce and the Divorced Woman in Early Medieval China (First Through Sixth Century) Assistant Professor, Grinnell College
November 2015
Saunders, Rachel* Melissa McCormick Xuanzang’s Journey to the East: Picto-textual Efficacy in the Genjō Sanzō emaki Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Curator of Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums
Wang, Xiaoxuan Michael Szonyi Saving Deities for the Community: Religion and the Transformation of Associational Life in Southern Zhejiang, 1949-2014 Visiting Assistant Professor, Centre for Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
May 2015
Bushelle, Ethan* Ryuichi Abé

The Joy of the Dharma: Esoteric Buddhism and the Early Medieval Transformation of Japanese Literature

Assistant Professor, Department of Global Humanities and Religions, Western Washington University

Fox, Ariel Wai-yee Li Southern Capital: Staging Commerce in Seventeenth-Century Suzhou Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department, University of Chicago
Keliher, Macabe Mark Elliott The Manchu Transformation of Li: Ritual, Politics, and Law in the Making of Qing China, 1631-1690 Associate Professor of History, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences
Miller, Ian* Michael Szonyi Roots and Branches: Woodland Institutions in South China, 800-1600 Professor of History, Harvard University
O'Reilly, Sean* Andrew Gordon Re-viewing the Past: The Uses of History in the Cinema of Japan, 1925-1945" Associate Professor, Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Japan Studies Center, Akita International University (Kokusai Kyoyo Daigaku)
Tan, Wayne Shigehisa Kuriyama The Careers of the Blind in Tokugawa Japan, 1603-1886 Associate Professor of History, Hope College
March 2015
Köhle, Natalie Leonard van der Kuijp Phlegm (tan 痰): Toward a History of Humors in Early Chinese Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University
Luo, Yinan Peter Bol Ideas in Practrice: The Political Economy of Chinese State Intervention during the New Policies Period (1068-1085) Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, and the Institute of Contemporary China Studies, Tsinghua University
November 2014
Choi, Jung Ja David McCann Writing Herself: Resistance, Rebellion, and revolution in Korean Women's Lyric Poetry, 1925-2012 No information available
Hashimoto, Satoru* David Wang Afterlives of the Culture: Engaging with the Trans-East Asian Cultural Tradition in Modern Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese Literatures, 1880s-1940s

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, Johns Hopkins University

Kroher, Martin Michael Puett “With Malice Toward None” to “A House Divided”: The Impact of Changing Perceptions of Ritual and Sincerity on Elite Social Cohesion and Political Culture in  Northern Song China, 1027–1067.  Research Fellow, International College for Humanities Research, Germany
Li, Ren-Yuan Mark Elliott Making Texts in Chinese Villages: Textual Production in Rural China During the Ming-Qing Period Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yoo, Jungmin David McCann Materiality and Writing: Circulation of Texts, Reading and Reception, and Production of Literature in Late 18th-century Korea Assistant Professor, Institute of Humanities, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
May 2014
Arch, Jakobina Shigehisa Kuriyama Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan, 1600-1900 Associate Professor, History Department, Whitman College
Cha, Javier* Sun Joo Kim The Civilizing Project in Medieval Korea: Neo-Classicism, Nativism, and Figurations of Power Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, College of Liberal Studies, Seoul National University

Seow, Victor

Mark Elliott

Carbon Technocracy: East Asian Energy Regimes and the Industrial Modern, 1900-1957

Assistant Professor, History of Science Department, Harvard University

Shuster, David
(formerly known as
Dmitry Mironenko)*

Carter Eckert A Jester with Chameleon Faces: Laughter and Comedy in North Korea, 1953-1969

Academic Coach, InGenius Prep

Wei, Yang Peter Bol Popular Opinion and Public Reasoning: Intellectual Changes and Intuitional Innovations in Late Ming China (1580s-1640s)  Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Yum, Jennifer Carter Eckert In Sickness and Health: Americans and Psychiatry in Korea, 1950-1962 No information available.
Zhao, Yingzhi Stephen Owen; Wai-yee Li Realm of Shadows and Dreams: Theatrical and Fiction in Early Qing Literature Research Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
March 2014
Levey, Benjamin Mark Elliott Jungar Refugees and the Making of Empire on Qing China's Kazakh Frontier,  1759-1773 Co-founder and President, Sinica Education consulting company
Oidtmann, Max* Mark Elliott Between Patron and Priest: Amdo Tibet under Qiqn Rule 1791-1911 Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service-Qatar, Georgetown University
November 2013
Skerratt, Brian* David Wang Form and Transformation in Modern Chinese Poetry and Politics Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
May 2013
Qian, Ying* David Wang Visionary Realities: Documentary Cinema in Socialist China Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
November 2012
Colbeck, Craig Andrew Gordon From the Brothel, to the body: the Relocation of Male Sexuality in Japan's Prostitution Debate, 1870-1920 Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, Lewis and Clark University
Rodekohr, Andrew David Wang Conjuring the Masses: The Figure of the Crowd in Modern Chinese Literature and Visual Culture Associate Professor of Chinese, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Wake Forest University
Schlesinger, Jonathan Mark Elliott The Qing Invention of Nature:Environment and Identity in Northeast China and Mongolia 1750-1850 Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Indiana Bloomington
Vihan, Jan (Honza) Michael Puett Language, Likeness, and the Han Phenomenon of Convergence Faculty Member, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences
Williams, Kristin Adam Kern Visualizing the Child: Japanese Children’s Literature in the Age of Woodblock Print, 1678-1888 Head of Japanese Section, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK 
Zhao, Hui Michael Puett Rethinking Constitutionalism in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century China No information available.
May 2012
Hedberg, William* Wilt Idema Locating China in Time and Space: Engagement with Chinese Vernacular Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Japan Associate Professor of Japanese, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University
Matsutani, Motokazu Carter Eckert Church over Nation: Christian Missionaries and  Korean Christians in Colonial Korea Associate Professor of East Asian History, Department of Liberal Arts, Tohoku Gakuin University
Service, Jonathan Andrew Gordon Orchestrating Modernity, Singing the Self: Theories of Music in Meiji and Taisho Japan Faculty Member, Department of Music, University of Oxford
November 2011
Bauer, Mikaël Ryuichi Abé The Power of Ritual: An Integrated History of Medieval Kofukuji Assistant Professor of Japanese Religions; Chair, B.A. Committee 2018-21; McGill University School of Religious Studies
Leung, Vincent Michael Puett

The Politics of the Past in Early China

Associate Professor/Head of History Department, Lingnan University (Hong Kong)
Sibau, Maria Franca Wilt Idema Reading for the Moral: Exemplarity and Heroism in Xingshi Yan (1632) and the "Fiction of Moral Duty" Associate Professor of Chinese, Emory University
May 2011
de Fremery, Peter Wayne David McCann How Poetry Mattered in 1920s Korea Associate Professor, Sogang University, Associate Professor, Director of Korea Text Initiative at Cambridge Institute for the Study of Korea
Doran, Rebecca Stephen Owen Insatiable Women and Transgressive Authority: Constructions of Gender and Power in Early Tang China Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of Miami
Fleming, William Adam Kern The World Beyond the Walls: Morishima Chūryō and the Development of Late Edo Fiction Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Hu, Qiulei Stephen Owen Gender and Voice in Early Modern Chinese Poetry Adjunct Professor, Hunter College (CUNY)
Ing, Michael Weiming Tu The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Indiana
Inouye, Melissa Henrietta Harrison Miraculous Mundane: The True Jesus Church and Chinese Christianity in the Twentieth Century Senior Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, University of Auckland
March 2011
von Loë, Stefano Andrew Gordon Nakano Seigō and the Politics of Democracy, Empire, Facism in Prewar and Wartime Japan General Manager, Denso Wave Europe
May 2010
Leighton, Christopher William Kirby Making Capitalism Red: Cadres, Capitalists, and Culture in China 1949-1958 Associate Professor of History, MIT
Moser, Jeffrey Peter Bol Recasting Antiquity: Ancient Bronzes and Ritual Hermeneutics in the Song Dynasty Assistant Professor/Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University
Smilack, Jascha Stephen Owen Peach Blossom Spring and Allusion in Chinese Poetry Director of Courses, HarvardX
Zhang, Lawrence Lok Cheung Philip Kuhn  Power for a Price: Office Purchase, Elite Families and Status Maintenance in Qing China Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology