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 Nathan W. Hill

Associate Head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr Alan Cummings

Learning and Teaching Coordinator

Dr Rossella Ferrari

Research Coordinator

Dr Christopher Gerteis (term 1)

Professor Drew Gerstle (terms 2-3)

Nathan W. Hill
Head of Department
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: 396
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching in 2018/19
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: Tuesdays 111am-12noon (book online, see biography)

Andrew Gerstle
Research Coordinator (terms 2-3)
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

Student Support


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

Academic Staff

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: 456
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 2-3pm
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: Tuesdays 111am-12noon (book online, see biography)

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
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: 396
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching in 2018/19

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: 453
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching 2018/19
Tian Yuan Tan 陳靝沅
Professor of Chinese Studies
Tian Yuan Tan
Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, fiction, and poetry in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; cross-cultural interactions between China and other countries
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4570
  • Email: tt26@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • On Sabbatical:2018-2019 (all year)

Lectors

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: 382
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 11.10am-12.10pm/Fridays 11.05am-12.05pm
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: 382
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12-1 pm / Thursday 11 - 12 pm

Zhaoxia Pang
Senior Lector in Chinese
Zhaoxia Pang
  • Tel: 020 7898 4257
  • Email: zp1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 16:00-17:00 / Thursday 11:00-12:00
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: 361
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 12-1pm & Wednesdays 11:30am-1pm

Teaching Fellows



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: Tuesday 1-2pm / Thursday 1-2pm

Research Associates

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

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

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)
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

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: 020 7898 4093
  • Email: cg24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 378
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11.30am-1pm/Thursdays 3.30-5.30pm
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 9am-10am /Thursdays 11am-1pm

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 & Fridays 12noon-1pm
  • On Sabbatical:Terms 1-3, 2017/18
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: Friday 2-3pm (Term 1)

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: 408
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 - 2018/19
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: Wednesdays 3-4pm

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: Fridays 3-5pm

Lectors

Akiko Furukawa
Principal Lector in Japanese
Akiko Furukawa
  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4233
  • Email: af15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 383
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm/Thursdays 4-5pm
Seiko Harumi
Senior Lector in Japanese
Seiko Harumi
  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4274
  • Email: sh96@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 367
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 3-4pm/Wednesdays 3-5pm

Youkyung Ju
Senior Lector in Korean
Dr Youkyung Ju
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4220
  • Email: yj7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 2-3pm / Thursdays 3-4pm

Kyung Eun Lee
Senior Lector in Korean
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
Hitoshi Shiraki
Senior Lector in Japanese
Hitoshi Shiraki
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4756
  • Email: hs32@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 473
  • Academic Support Hours: Teusdays 3-4pm/ Fridays 4-5pm


Teaching Fellows

Alan Cummings
Senior Teaching Fellow In Japanese
Alan Cummings
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4200
  • Email: ac50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 391
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: Monday 1-3pm | Term 2: Tuesday 1-3pm


Satona Suzuki
Senior Teaching Fellow in Japanese
Satona Suzuki
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4648
  • Email: ss116@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 374
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 11:00-12:00; Wednesday 13:00-14:00

Research Fellows


Research Associates

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