SOAS University of London

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

East Asian Languages and Cultures Staff

Head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr Griseldis Kirsch

Associate Head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr Alan Cummings

Learning and Teaching Coordinator

Dr Rossella Ferrari

Research Coordinator

Dr Nathan W. Hill

Dr Griseldis Kirsch
Head of Department
Griseldis Kirsch

Contemporary Japanese culture, with particular interest in Japanese media and popular culture, representations of 'Otherness', social phenomena and war memory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4288
  • Email: gk10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 377
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 11am-12 noon
Dr Alan Cummings
Associate Head of Department
Alan Cummings
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4200
  • Email: ac50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 391
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: Tuesday 1-3pm | Term 2: Tuesday 1-3pm

Dr Rossella Ferrari
Learning & Teaching Coordinator
Rossella Ferrari
Chinese-language theatres; Sinophone performance cultures, trans-Asian performance networks, Chinese-language cinemas, transnational Asian cultures, intercultural theatre, theories and practices of the avant-garde.
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4047
  • Email: rf24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 399a
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 10.30-11.30am - see biography to book
Dr Nathan W. Hill
Research Coordinator
Nathan Hill

Tibetan language from Old Tibetan to Modern Standard Tibetan; Tibetan historical and biographical literature; historical, descriptive and corpus linguistics, in particular with reference to Tibetan or other Tibeto-Burman/Sino-Tibetan languages; Chinese minorities; Mongolian

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4512
  • Email: nh36@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 456
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching in 2018/19

Student Support


China & Inner Asia Section, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Academic Staff

Dr Cosima Bruno
Senior Lecturer in China Studies
Cosima Bruno

Contemporary Chinese poetry; translation studies; Chinese language art; Sinophone literatures

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4421
  • Email: cb65@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 388
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 3-4pm
Dr Ernest Caldwell
Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies
Associate Director of Teaching Quality (UG and PGT)
Ernest Caldwell

Early and medieval Chinese law; palaeography; manuscript culture; Classical Chinese; law and language; law and visual culture

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S327
  • Academic Support Hours: By Appointment (ec24)

Dr Rossella Ferrari
Reader in Chinese and Theatre Studies
Rossella Ferrari
Chinese-language theatres; Sinophone performance cultures, trans-Asian performance networks, Chinese-language cinemas, transnational Asian cultures, intercultural theatre, theories and practices of the avant-garde.
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4047
  • Email: rf24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 399a
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 10.30-11.30am - see biography to book
Professor Bernhard Fuehrer
Professor of Sinology
Bernhard Fuehrer
Classical Chinese philology, rhetoric, philosophy and literature; the history of Sinology in Europe; reception of the canon with specific reference to the Analects
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4218
  • Email: bf3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 398
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm

Dr Nathan W. Hill
Reader in Tibetan and Historical Linguistics
Nathan Hill

Tibetan language from Old Tibetan to Modern Standard Tibetan; Tibetan historical and biographical literature; historical, descriptive and corpus linguistics, in particular with reference to Tibetan or other Tibeto-Burman/Sino-Tibetan languages; Chinese minorities; Mongolian

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4512
  • Email: nh36@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 456
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching in 2018/19
Dr Xiaoning Lu
Lecturer in Modern Chinese Culture and Language
Xiaoning Lu

Chinese film history and criticism; modern Chinese popular culture; visual culture and media technology; cultural governance; socialist modernity

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4670
  • Email: xl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 381
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching 2019-20

Lectors

Dr Yan Cui
Senior Lector in Chinese
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Chinese language teaching, styles of modern Chinese literary language, Chinese rhetoric
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4237
  • Email: yc2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 390
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 11am-12noon/Wednesdays 11am-12noon
Ms Wanli Gao
Senior Lector in Chinese
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Chinese language teaching
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4234
  • Email: wg@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 453
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12-1 pm / Thursday 11 - 12 pm

Ms Lik Suen
Principal Lector in Chinese
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Modern Chinese languages; language pedagogy
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4264
  • Email: lx@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 382
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 11.15am-12.15pm/Wednesdays 12-1pm

Teaching Fellows


Dr Song Lianyi
Principal Teaching Fellow
Lianyi Song
Modern Chinese language and language pedagogy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4226
  • Email: ls2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 367
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 12 noon -1pm/Wednesdays 12 noon -1pm

Research Associates


Dr Mary Mazzilli
Research Associate
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Modern and contemporary Chinese Drama (with particular expertise on Gao Xingjian); Comparative Literature; Gender studies; Literary Theory



Emeritus Staff

Professor Andrew H-B Lo
Emeritus Professor of Chinese
Andrew Lo
Chinese language (Cantonese and Mandarin); fiction and prose from the Ming-Qing periods; cultural activities of Ming and Qing scholars, especially games; export paintings; traditional horticulture

Japan and Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages and Culture

Academic Staff

Dr Christopher Gerteis
Senior Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Japan
Christopher Gerteis

Modern and Contemporary Japanese history. Social and cultural history of the 20th century, especially the intersection of consumer capitalism and historical memory.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4093
  • Email: cg24@soas.ac.uk
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave 2019-2024
Dr Seiko Harumi
Lecturer in Japanese and Applied Linguistics (Education)
Seiko Harumi
  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4274
  • Email: sh96@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 367
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 3-4pm/Wednesdays 3-5pm

Dr Anders Karlsson
Senior Lecturer in Korean
Anders Karlsson
Korean language; literature and society; history of 19th century Korea
  • Tel: 020 7898 4265
  • Email: ak49@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 388
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 1-3pm /Thursdays 9-11am
Dr Griseldis Kirsch
Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Japanese Culture
Griseldis Kirsch

Contemporary Japanese culture, with particular interest in Japanese media and popular culture, representations of 'Otherness', social phenomena and war memory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4288
  • Email: gk10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 377
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 11am-12 noon

Dr Grace Koh
Lecturer in Korean Literature
Grace Koh

Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4290
  • Email: gk5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 385
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 2-3pm
Dr Owen Miller
Lecturer in Korean Studies
Owen Miller

Modern Korean history and society; Korean historiography; social and economic history of 19th and 20th century Korea

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4363
  • Email: om4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 381
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 2-4pm/and by appointment

Dr Barbara Pizziconi
Reader in Applied Japanese Linguistics
Barbara Pizziconi
Japanese applied linguistics; language teaching methodology; second language acquisition with emphasis on pragmatic aspects; linguistic politeness
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4225
  • Email: bp3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 362
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 2-4pm

Dr Hitoshi Shiraki
Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Language Pedagogy (Education)
Hitoshi Shiraki
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4756
  • Email: hs32@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 378
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 2-3pm/Tuesdays 4-5pm
Professor Jae Hoon Yeon
Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics
Yeon Jaehoon
Korean language and linguistics, especially morpho-syntax and linguistic typology; structure and history of Korean language; Korean language teaching and translation; modern Korean literature
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4232
  • Email: jy1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 384
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 3-5pm

Lectors

Dr Youkyung Ju
Senior Lector in Korean
Dr Youkyung Ju
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4220
  • Email: yj7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 362
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 2-3pm / by prior appointment

Mrs Kyung Eun Lee
Lecturer in Korean and Applied Linguistics (Education)
Kyung Eun Lee

Korean language teaching

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4267
  • Email: kl14@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 395
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 1.30-3pm / Email for an appointment

Teaching Fellows


Ms Yoshiko Jones
Senior Teaching Fellow
Yoshiko Jones

Ms Jones is a Teaching Fellow within the Department of Financial and Management Studies and Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea.

She also coordinates The Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese and Japanese Language Proficiency Test at SOAS Language Centre.


Dr Satona Suzuki
Senior Teaching Fellow in Japanese
Satona Suzuki
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4648
  • Email: ss116@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 390
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 2-3pm/Wednesday 2-3pm

Research Fellows


Research Associates

Dr J E Hoare
Research Associate
J E Hoare

FCO Research Analysts (China, Japan and Korea) for 33 years. PhD from SOAS 1971 in Japanese history. Served in Seoul, Beijing and in 2001-2002, established the British Embassy in Pyongyang., Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Has taught Korean history at SOAS and currently teaches a course, “The Other Korea” on North Korea since 1945. Numerous publications, broadcasts etc.



Emeritus Staff

Professor Andrew Gerstle
Professor of Japanese Studies
Drew Gerstle
Japanese literature, drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4207
  • Email: ag4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 390
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 1-2pm / Email for an appointment
Professor Stephen Dodd
Professor of Japanese Literature
Steve Dodd
Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in gender/sexuality, Modernism and translation studies
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4216
  • Email: sd5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 381
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm (Term 2 only)
  • On Sabbatical:2018-2019 (Term 1)