Center for Chinese Studies Staff

Ming-Bao Yue, Director

Prof. Yue is with the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, and assumes the directorship of the Center in Fall, 2021. You can reach her at <>.

Cynthia Y. Ning, Associate Director

Dr. Ning has been with the Center since its inception in 1987. She specializes in Chinese language pedagogy and teaches a course in Chinese film. She is at <>.


Pauli K. Tashima, Educational Specialist

Dr. Tashima has a Ph.D. in Chinese (Literature). She joined the Center in July 2022 as a part-time hire. She is also the Program Director of the Hawai’i International Conference on Chinese Studies hosted by the Center. You can reach her at <>.