Chinese Faculty

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Chinese Section Coordinator

Associate Professor
Moore Hall 363
Phone: (808) 956-2058
Email: pengy@hawaii.edu

JIANG, Li ‘Julie’
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Chinese Language Flagship

Moore Hall 359
Phone:(808) 956-2055
Research Interests: Syntax, Semantics, Syntax-semantics interface, Language universals and variation, Comparative linguistics, Chinese linguistics (Chinese dialects, minority languages, and sign languages), Language acquisition
Associate Professor
Director, Chinese Language Flagship

Moore Hall 357
Phone: (808) 956-2087
Email: sjiang@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Chinese Linguistics, Lexical Semantics, Cognitive linguistics, Teaching pedagogy, Technology in language teaching and learning

Lincoln Annex 2, Room 5
Phone: (808) 956-6853
Email: mccraw@hawaii.edu 


Associate Professor
Moore Hall 363
Phone: (808) 956-2058
Email: pengy@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Modern Chinese literature, Chinese film, Literary criticism, Film studies, Gender and sexuality
SPRING, Madeline
Moore 388
Phone: (808) 956-8780
(808) 956-2071
Email: mkspring@hawaii.edu  On leave for Spring 2022
Research Interests: Pedagogy: Second language acquisition, Chinese for Special Purposes (CSP), Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC), teacher training and mentoring, computer-based instruction, assessment, and online communities. Literature: Six Dynasties and Tang fiction, Tang-Song prose and rhetoric.
WANG, Haidan
Graduate Chair
Associate Professor
Placement Coordinator
Moore Hall 355
Phone: (808) 956-2053
Email: haidan@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: L2 Chinese pedagogy and acquisition, Curriculum design and development, Assessment and evaluation, Chinese for specific and professional purposes, Pragmatics

WU, Jing
Moore Hall 377
Phone: (808) 956-7272
Email: wujing@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Language assessment and evaluation, Teaching and pedagogical strategies, Sociolinguistics, Chinese for specific and professional purposes
YUE, Ming-Bao
Associate Professor
Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) Director from Aug 2021 – 2024
Moore Hall 201
Phone: (808) 956-7047
Email: mingbao@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: 20th-century Chinese literature, film, and culture, Cultural constructions of “Chineseness, Representations of the Chinese diaspora in film and literature, Asian American literature and film, Literary theory and criticism, Theories of ideology and representation, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and Feminism, Transnational Chinese Popular Culture

Japanese Faculty

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Japanese Section Coordinator

KANNO, Kazue
Associate Professor
Moore Hall 385
Phone: (808) 956-7113
Email: kanno@hawaii.edu

COOK, Haruko
Japanese Linguistics Coordinator
Moore Hall 362
Phone: (808) 956-2057
Email: hkcook@hawaii.edu
Will be on Sabbatical Leave for FALL 2022 – Spring 2023
Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, Language Socialization, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

CURRY, Stewart
Moore Hall 368
Phone: (808) 956-2080
Email: scurry@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Ryukyuan and Japanese language history, diachronic and areal variation, phonology, Okinawan language documentation and preservation, Japanese and Okinawan language pedagogy, Lexicography

LincA-2 #4
Phone: (808) 956-2085
Email: sforte@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Japanese Pedagogy, Dialogism and Sociocultural Theory in L2 Instruction, Classroom Practices

Assistant Professor
Japanese Literature Coordinator
Moore Hall 360

Phone: (808) 956-2056
Email: andreh@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Narratives of empire, nation, and colony (Korea) in modern Japanese literature (Meiji-Taishō-Shōwa), Representations of Korean anticolonial resistance in Japanese popular colonial discourse and visual culture, Affect studies, terror, and colonial discourse, Genre studies: fictions of crime, detection, and terror, Postcolonial legacies of Japanese imperialism

Associate Professor
Moore Hall 356
Phone: (808) 956-8031
Email: atsushih@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, Conversation Analysis, Social Network Analysis

IWAI, Tomoko
Lincoln Annex 2, Room 8
Phone: (808) 956-2088
Email: tomoko@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Language Pedagogy, Pragmatics

KANNO, Kazue
Associate Professor
Moore Hall 385
Phone: (808) 956-7113
Email: kanno@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Japanese SLA, Pedagogical Grammar, Language analysis

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts, Languages & Letters (CALL)
Bilger 101/Hawaii Hall 314
Phone: (808) 956-8516
Email: kondo@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Japanese and heritage language education and assessment

MITO, Masaru
Lincoln Annex A-1 #6
Phone: (808) 956-2084
Email: mmito@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Japanese language pedagogy

Japanese Language Coordinator
Lincoln Annex 1, Room 3
Phone: (808) 956-5200
Email: emim@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Language and social interaction (CA perspective), Business discourse, Foreign language pedagogy

Moore Hall 393
Phone: (808) 956-7245
Email: mogasawa@hawaii.edu

RAY, Grace
Lincoln Annex 1, Room 7
Phone: (808) 956-2085
Email: ray@hawaii.edu

Moore Hall 376
Phone: (808) 956-9103
Email: yumiko@hawaii.edu 
Research Interests: Pragmatics, Japanese language pedagogy, Classroom discourse, Conversation analysis, Translation and interpreting

TOMMASI, Pier Carlo
Assistant Professor
Moore Hall 387
Phone: (808) 956-7283
Email: tommasi@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Classical and medieval Japanese poetry; Gender, agency, and selfhood in premodern Japan; Samurai culture; Medievalism; Sinosphere studies

WADA, Yuka
Lincoln Annex 1, Room 1
Phone: (808) 956-6851
Email: ywada@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Japanese language pedagogy

WOO, Patrick C.K.
Lincoln Annex 1, Room 5
Phone: (808) 956-4643
Email: woop@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Modern Japanese Literature, Japanese Christian novelists and their reception in Japan

Associate Professor
Director, Hawaii Language Roadmap Initiative
Moore Hall 361
Phone: (808) 956-2077
Email: dinar@hawaii.edu

Korean Faculty

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Korean Section Coordinator

Assistant Professor
Moore Hall 386
Phone: (808) 956-2233
Email: dkroli@hawaii.edu

Moore Hall 371
Phone: (808) 956-2493
Email: changhan@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Korean sociolinguistics, Pedagogy, Second Language acquisition
CHEON, Sang-Yee
Associate Professor
Director, Korean Language Flagship Center
Moore Hall 352
Phone: (808) 956-2054
Email: scheon@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Korean linguistics, Phonetics, and phonology, Second language acquisition, Content-based instruction: Curriculum and assessment, Teaching Korean language and culture through media (films, ads, and news, etc.)

CHUNG, Han-Byul
Assistant Professor
Moore Hall 354
Phone: (808) 956-8406
Email: hchung2@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Syntax, Korean linguistics, Manchu, Syntax-semantics interface
CHUNG, Hyunsun
Moore Hall 373
Phone: (808) 956-2076
Email: hyunsunc@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Discourse-functional linguistics, Conversation analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Grammaticalization, and Korean language pedagogy

Assistant Professor
Moore Hall 386
Phone: (808) 956-2233
Email: dkroli@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Modern Korean Poetry, Translation Studies, Poetics, Postcolonial Theory, Transnational Literature

KIM, Mary Shin
Associate Chair
Associate Professor
Moore Hall 392
Phone: (808) 956-2074
Email: maryskim@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Discourse-functional linguistics, Conversation analysis, Korean language pedagogy, Pragmatics

LEE, Hye Seung
Moore Hall 372
Phone: (808) 956-6881
Email: hyeseung@hawaii.edu
Research Interests: Korean linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse analysis, Korean pedagogy
PARK, Mee-Jeong
Associate Professor
EALL Chair

Moore Hall 353
Phone: (808) 956-2052
Email: meejeong@hawaii.edu
Will be on Sabbatical Leave for FALL 2022
Research Interests: Functional grammar, Discourse Analysis, Intonation, Instructional technology