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Advisory Committee

Marnie Anderson
Associate Professor of History. Leave: Spring 2015

Ernest Benz

Associate Professor of History. Spring 2015 office hours: Tuesdays 3:00 to 6:00 pm & by appointment (Pierce Hall 302, x3716)

Suzanne Gottschang
Associate Professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies. Spring 2015 office hours: Mondays 4:15 to 5:15 pm and Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pierce Hall 301, x3544)

Jina Kim
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies. Spring 2015 office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 am & by appointment (Seelye Hall, Room 309, x3306).

Kimberly Kono
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Marylin Rhie
Professor of East Asian Studies and Jesse Wells Post Professor of Art. Leave: Spring 2015. Office hours: appointments by arrangement         (Hillyer Hall #305, x3138)

Kevin M. Shea

Professor of Chemistry, Director. Spring 2015 office hours: Mondays 3:00-3:30pm and 4:00-4:30pm; Tuesdays 11:30am-12:00pm; Wednesdays 2:30-3:00 and 3:30-4:00pm; Thursdays 10:00-11:00am and 2:00-2:30pm; and Fridays 3:00-3:30pm (Ford Hall 312, x4687)

Melissa J. Walt

Lecturer in Art and East Asian Studies. Spring 2015 office hours: Thursdays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm & by appointment (Hillyer Hall 112, x3379)

Dennis Yasutomo
Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Government. Spring 2015 office hours: Wednesdays 9:00 to 11:30 am & by appointment (8 College Lane #203, x3551)



Participating Faculty



Daniel K. Gardner
Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History

Steven M. Goldstein

Sophia Smith Professor of Government

Jamie Hubbard
Professor of Religion, Yehan Numata Lecturer in Buddhist Studies, and the Jill Ker Conway Professor of East Asian Studies                    

Maki Hirano Hubbard
Professor of Japanese

Sujane Wu
Associate Professor of Chinese

Sabina Knight
Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature


Thomas Rohlich
Professor of Japanese

Kathleen Gauger

Academic Assistant


Program in East Asian Studies
210 Seelye Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

2014-15 Liaisons:

Francesca Coppola '15

Alex Miller '17

Maliha Rahim '17