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 (retired as of August 1, 2023)

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 <>.