The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University Welcomes Inaugural Group of CEAS Associates-in-Research

December 14, 2012

In an effort to broaden the collegial ties and interdisciplinary network of East Asian Studies scholars in Connecticut and greater New England, and to ensure that Yale serves as a focal point for debate, discussion, and collaboration amongst East Asianists throughout the region, the Council on East Asian Studies has launched a new initiative called the CEAS Associates-in-Research Program.  Through this Program, CEAS faculty invite colleagues from around the area to utilize the many resources available at the Yale University library, and to engage with Yale University students and faculty who share their interests in East Asia.

Please join us as we welcome the inaugural members of the CEAS Associates-in-Research Program. We look forward to seeing everyone on campus and at upcoming CEAS events!

Jeffrey Bayliss – Associate Professor of History, Trinity College
Research/Specialty: Politics of History and Memory in Japan and Korea; Imperialism in East Asia; Minorities in Japan

Jonathan Best – Professor of East Asian Art History, Wesleyan University
Research/Specialty: East Asian Art History; Early Korean and Japanese Buddhist Art and Cultural History

Bradley Davis – Assistant Professor of History, Eastern Connecticut State University
Research/Specialty: Modern Southeast Asia; Late Imperial China; Nguyen Vietnam; China-Vietnam Borderlands during the Nineteenth Century; Comparative Colonialisms

Alexis Dudden – Professor of History, University of Connecticut
Research/Specialty: Modern Japan; Modern Korea; International History; Japan’s Contemporary Territorial Disputes

Sayumi Takahashi Harb – Assistant Professor of Japanese, Connecticut College
Research/Specialty: Gender Studies; 19th Century Poetics and Bakumatsu Literati Culture; Multimedia and Word/Image Studies; Modern Japanese Literature; Japanese Film and Visual Culture in Transnational Contexts; Asian American Literature

Rev. John Nelson Jennings (through August 2013) – Executive Director Designate, Overseas Ministries Study Center
Research/Specialty: Theology in Japan; Beginning Stages of German-language Instruction in the Modern Japanese Educational System; Role of Nationalism in Early 19th Century American Missionary Ventures

William Johnston – Professor of History, East Asian Studies, and Science in Society, Wesleyan University
Research/Specialty: Modern Japan History; Syphilis in Early Modern Japan; Warfare and State Formation in Sixteenth Century Japan; The Historiography of Amino Yoshihiko

Reo Matsuzaki - Assistant Professor of Political Science, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Research/Specialty: Governance and State-building in East and Southeast Asia; Japanese Politics and History; Comparative Colonial Legacies; Institutional Reform under Foreign Occupation; Security Sector Institutions

Masamichi Ogawara - Professor of Japanese Political Thought, Keio University, Tokyo, and Visiting Scholar at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Political Thought in Modern Japan; Political History in Pre-war Japan; Relationship between State or Statesman and Religion or Faith in Modern Japan

Thomas Radice – Assistant Professor of History, Southern Connecticut State University
Research/Specialty: Early China (Primarily the Warring States Period); Chinese Intellectual and Religious History

Michele Thompson – Professor of Southeast Asian History, Southern Connecticut State University
Research/Specialty: Southeast Asia; History of Science, Medicine and Technology; Comparative Colonialisms

Takeshi Watanabe – Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese, East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Connecticut College; and Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures, Wesleyan University
Research/Specialty: Premodern Japanese Literature and Art; Japanese Tea Culture; Historical Literature of the Heian Period; 11th to 12th Century Diaries Written in Chinese by Japanese Courtiers; Japanese Food Culture; Cultural Exchange in East Asia