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The list below consists of core faculty and staff in the Asian Studies Program. In addition, as Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary degree, students may also take Asia-related courses throughout the university in various departments representing a variety of disciplines. Please see the websites of the various area centers for more of their affiliated faculty.

Regular Faculty

Patricio N. ABINALES, Ph.D. (Cornell, Government), Professor. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Philippines, Philippine Muslims, Insurgencies.

Barbara Watson ANDAYA, Ph.D. (Cornell, History), Professor. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Research Expertise: Malaysia, Indonesia, Gender, Religion.

Michael AUNG-THWIN, Ph.D. (Michigan, History), Professor. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Research Expertise: Myanmar, Medieval History, Historiography.

Lonny E. CARLILE, Ph.D. (Berkeley, Pol Sci), Associate Professor. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Japan, Domestic and Foreign Policy, Policy Process.

Cathryn H. CLAYTON, Ph.D. (Santa Cruz, Anthropology), Associate Professor. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: China, Nationalism, Identity, Macao.

Monisha DAS GUPTA, Ph.D. (Brandeis, Sociology), Director, Center for South Asian Studies. General Area: South Asia. Special Area/Expertise: India.

Eric HARWIT, Ph.D. (Berkeley, Pol Sci), Professor. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: China, Economic Development, Internet, Japan.

Reginald Y. KWOK, Ph.D. (Columbia, Urban Planning), Professor. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: China, Urban Development, Political Economy of Development, Asian Urban Design.

Vina LANZONA, Ph.D. (Wisconsin, History), Director, Center for Philippine Studies. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Philippines, Gender, Revolution.

Frederick LAU, Ph.D. (Illinois, Ethnomusicology), Director, Center for Chinese Studies. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: China.

Sang-Hyop LEE, Ph.D. (Michigan State, Economics), Director, Center for Korean Studies. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Korean economy, population, and labor.

Mary G. McDONALD, Ph.D. (Berkeley, Geography), Director, Center for Japanese Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Geography. General Area: Land use, labor forms. Special Area/Expertise: Japan.

Young-a PARK, Ph.D. (Harvard, Anthropology), Assistant Professor. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Social Movements, Film Industry, North Korean Refugees.

Kirstin PAUKA, Ph.D. (Hawaii, Asian Theatre), Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Expertise:  Indonesian and Southeast Asian theatre and dance, Asian puppetry, ritual performance, martial arts, Randai theatre.

Miriam SHARMA, Ph.D. (Hawaii, Anthropology), Professor. General Area: South Asia. Special Area/Expertise: India, Colonialism, Gender.

Anna STIRR, Ph.D. (Columbia, Ethnomusicology), Assistant Professor. General Area: South Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Nepal, Performing Arts, Politics, Religion, Language and Song.

Affiliate Faculty

Chizuko ALLEN, Ph.D. (Hawaii, History), Fellowship Coordinator. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Korea, Japan.

Joyce CHINEN, Ph.D. (Hawaii, Sociology), Director, Center for Okinawan Studies. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Research Expertise: Okinawa.

Yunghee KIM, Ph.D. (Cornell, Asian Studies), Director, Center for Korean Studies General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise:Korea.

Federico V. MAGDALENA, Ph.D. (Hawaii, Sociology), Faculty Specialist. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Philippines (Mindanao), Islam, Conflict.

Cynthia NING, Ph.D. (Michigan, Literature/Linguistics), Associate Director, Center for Chinese Studies. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: China.

Gay SATSUMA, Ph.D. (Hawaii, History), Associate Director, Center for Japanese Studies. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Japan.

Lecturers

Jayson CHUN, Ph.D. (Oregon, History), Lecturer, Asian Studies Program, Summer. General Area: Japan. Special Area/Expertise: Japan, Asian Studies.

Surojit GUPTA, Ph.D. (Hawaii, History), Lecturer, Asian Studies Program, Summer. General Area: South Asia. Special Area/Research Expertise: India, Asian Studies.

Pat PATTERSON, Ph.D. (Hawaii, History), Lecturer, Asian Studies Program, Summer. General Area: East Asia. Special Area/Expertise: China, Asian Studies.

Instructors

Paul RAUSCH, M.A. (Hawaii, Asian Studies), Instructor, Asian Studies Program, and Associate Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Cinema, clothing and culture of Southeast Asia.

Emeritus

Belinda A. AQUINO, Ph.D. (Cornell, Government), Professor Emeritus. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Expertise: Philippines, Politics.

Ricardo D. TRIMILLOS, Ph.D. (UCLA, Ethnomusicology), Professor Emeritus. General Area: Southeast Asia. Special Area/Research Expertise: Philippines, Gender, Performing Arts.

Undergraduate Student Advisor

Pattie DUNN, Moore Hall Room 407 • 808-956-7814 • pdunn@hawaii.edu

Secretaries

Tess CONSTANTINO, Moore Hall Room 416 • 808-956-6085 • tconstan@hawaii.edu

Helen LEE, Moore Hall Room 416 • 808-956-6083 • helenlee@hawaii.edu

Fax • 808-956-2682