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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Current Research

Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Social and cultural transformations in contemporary China; Chinese religions, especially their social aspects; ritual theories; Indonesian Chinese returnees

Dr Heather Inwood
Chinese contemporary genre fiction and poetry; popular, fan and folk cultures; internet culture and society; media studies; sociology of literature and culture

Professor Barak Kushner
Modern East Asian history - including Japan, Taiwan, and China - in particular the wartime, postwar imperial dissolution of the Japanese Empire, and the Cold War in East Asia, as well as history of war crimes, memory politics and the pursuit of justice.

Professor Roel Sterckx FBA
Classical and literary Chinese language and philology; cultural history of pre-imperial and early imperial China; text and manuscript studies

Dr Boping Yuan
Empirical studies of bilingualism and multilingualism; linguistic approaches to non-native Chinese grammars; Chinese linguistics, syntax and semantics