Faculty & Staff

Lecturers

Fang-Pei Cai M.A.

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language, East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Wieboldt 301D
773-834-1713

Teaching and Research Interests:

Teaching Advanced Modern Chinese; co-teaching Elementary Modern Chinese with Professor Chih-Ch'ao Chao; interested in early philosophical Taoist texts and using new technology to assist in language teaching.

Yoko Katagiri M.A.

Lecturer in Japanese Language, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Wieboldt 301A
773-834-1796

Teaching and Research Interests:

Japanese Language

Jieun Kim Ph.D., Director of Korean Language Program

Lecturer in Korean Language, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Classics 417
773-834-4683

Teaching and Research Interests:

Yi-Lu Kuo PhD

Lecturer in Chinese Language
G-B 128
773-834-2110

Teaching and Research Interests:

reading strategies, second language acquisition, Chinese language pedagogy, language assessment, computer-assisted language learning 

Meng Li Ph.D.

Lecturer in Chinese Language, East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Gates Blake 128
773-702-2393

Teaching and Research Interests:

Chinese Language

Harumi Lory Director of Japanese Language Program

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Language, East Asian Language and Civilizations
Wieboldt 301A
773-834-1796

Teaching and Research Interests:

Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced and fourth year Japanese; developing materials and teaching methodology to teach Japanese through directed reading in Japanese literature, academic theses, DVDs, etc.
Publications include New Express Japanese, Express Japanese and Intermediate Japanese for University Students: Teacher's Guide.
Project: Developed a searchable web-based teaching tool of kanji, Kanji alive and the “Sound on-line” project which provides students with audio files of the dialogues and exercises in the textbook through the University e-learning web site chalk.

Misa Miyachi M.A.

Lecturer in Japanese Language, East Asian Language and Civilizations
Wieboldt 301M
773-702-5805

Teaching and Research Interests:

Japanese language

Wonkyung Na

Lecturer in Korean Language
Cl 417
773-834-4683

Teaching and Research Interests:

Interests:  East Asian linguistics, discourse analysis, Korean language pedagogy

Hiroyoshi Noto M.A.

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Language, East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Wieboldt 301M
773-702-5805

Teaching and Research Interests:

Teaching Advanced Japanese, Contemporary Japanese Issues and Meiji Bungo; cultural aspects of business in Japan; has published Communicating in Japanese, Intermediate Japanese, and a teacher's guide to each. Project: Developing new teaching materials for Intermediate Japanese course using "Japanimation," together with other Japanese language faculty.

Laura Skosey Ph.D.

Lecturer in Classical Chinese Language, East Asian Language and Civilizations; Lecturer in Ancient Chinese Law, University of Chicago Law School.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Early Chinese legal history and culture, classical Chinese, and early Chinese culture history.

Xiaorong Wang

Lecturer in Chinese Language
xiaorong@uchicago.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:

Chinese language pedagogy, curriculum design and instructions, performance-based learning, hybrid learning and other computer-assisted learning, Chinese film course and culinary culture course, study abroad and summer program. 

Youqin Wang Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language and Director of the Chinese Language Program, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Classics 416
773-702-0778

Teaching and Research Interests:

Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Chinese Language. Interest in using computer technology for language learning. Research focuses on cultural comparison, and "the history of the Chinese Cultural Revolution."

Shan Xiang MA

Lecturer in Chinese Language
G-B 127
773-834-2107

Teaching and Research Interests:

Chinese Language Testing and Assessment;Curriculum and Language Activities Design; Task-Based Language Teaching in Chinese Classrooms; Extensive Reading and Vocabulary Learning; Applying Modern Technology in Chinese Classrooms.

Jun Yang Ph.D., Director of Chinese Language Program

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language, East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Weiboldt 301D
773-834-1713

Teaching and Research Interests:

Jun Yang has a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. His research interests include Chinese lingistics, second language acquisition, and discourse analysis. He is also very interested in Chinese language pedagogy and foreign language evaluation