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Ph.D. Dissertations

Randeep Hothi - Sikh(ism) Will Be Televised: Race, Religion, and Media in Diaspora (A. Mandair, 2023). Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow (UCLA)

Anna Johnson - The Nature of a Vow: Karma, Ritual, Lineage, and the Three Vows (D. Lopez, 2023)

Yihui Sheng - To "Trasmit the Extraordinary": Excavating the Media of Chuangi Song-Drama in Early Modern China, 1500s - 1750s (S.E. Kile, 2023), Tenure-track, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Katherine Dimmery - After Words: Writing Worlds in 21st-Century China (M. Brown and B. Mannheim, 2022), 2022-2023 Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Yucong Hao - Acoustics of Crisis: The Transnational Making of Audtory Culture in Revolutionary China, 1937-1976 (C. Hill and E. Wilcox, 2022), Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Global China Studies, NYU Shanghai

Eric Haynie - The Great Perfection of Kham: Dzokchen Monastery and the Assembling of Buddhist Tradition in Seventeenth-Century Tibet (D. Lopez, 2021), Manager, Instructional Technology, Santa Clara University 

Kunisuke Hirano - Educated to Participate: Interaction and Imagination in Three Alternative High Schools in Contemporary Japan (A. Alexy, 2021), Assistant Professor, Keio Univeristy, Japan

Angie Baecker Reimagining Revolutionary Labor in the People's Commune: Amateurism and Social Reproduction in the Maoist Countryside (X. Tang and E. Wilcox, 2020), Lecturer, University of Hong Kong

T. Joseph Leach - A Hidden Valley in the Iron Mountains: The Nyingma Tradition in Spiti's Pin Valley (D. Lopez, 2019)

Irhe Sohn - Enterprises of the Feeble: Colonial Articulations of Korean Cinema (M. Nornes, 2018), Assistant Professor, Smith College

Harjeet S. Grewal - Janamsakhi: Retracing Networks of Interpretation  (A. S. Mandair 2017). Teaching Professor, University of Calgary

Susan HwangDissident Readings: Paik Nak-chung and the Politics of Engagement in South Korean Literature (Y. Ryu, 2016) Assistant Professor, Indiana University 

Kevin Mulholland - Twilight Reflections of Kyokutei Bakin: An annotated translation of Chosakudō kyūsaku ryaku jihyō tekiyō (Zwicker, 2016) Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Saul AllenChanges of Heart: Muslim Moral Transformations in Post-Suharto Jakarta, Indonesia (N. Florida, 2015) Research Development Specialist, University of Maine

Michael ArnoldSex Every Afternoon: Pink Film and the Body of Pornographic Cinema in Japan (M. Nornes, 2015) Japanese Instructor, Washington State University

Hyoung Seok Ham - Buddhist Critiques of the Veda and Vedic Sacrifice: Bhāviveka’s Mīmāṃsā Chapter of the Madhyamakahṛdayakārikā and Tarkajvālā (M. Deshpande, 2015) Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Chonnam National University, Korea

Ignacio Villagran - In Search of the Ethical Empire: Medieval Chinese debates on fengjian and junxian (M. Brown, 2015) Assistant Professor, Argentina

Aaron ProffittMysteries of Speech and Breath: Dohan's (1179-1252) Himitsu Nenbutsu Sho and "Esoteric Pure Land" Buddhism (M. Auerback, 2015) Assistant Professor, University of Albany SUNY

Martino DibeltuloThe Revival of Tantrism: Tibetan Buddhism and Modern China (D. Lopez, 2015)

Kendra Strand - Aesthetics of Space: Representations of Travel in Medieval Japan (E. Ramirez-Christensen, 2014) Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Anna-Alexandra Fodde-Reguer - Divining Bureaucracy: Divination Manuals as Technology and the Standardization of Efficacy in Early China (M. Brown, 2014) Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian, Haverford College in Philadelphia 

Nirinjan Khalsa - The Renaissance of Sikh Devotional Music: Memory, Identity, Orthopraxy (A. Mandair, 2014) Clinical Professor, Loyola Marymount University 

Rufin Jeremy Saul - Gods for the Modern Era: The Rise of Miracle Shrines in Northwestern India (A. Mandair, 2013) Lecturer in Asian Religions, Mahidol University, Thailand

Molly Des Jardin - Editing Identity: Literary Anthologies and the Construction of the Author in Meiji Japan (J. Zwicker, 2012) Japanese Studies Librarian, University of Pennsylvania

Brian Dowdle - Transformations in Print: The Reception and Recreation of Edo-period Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan (J. Zwicker, 2012) Associate Professor, University of Montana

Kristina Vassil - Passages: Writing Diasporic Identity in the Literature of Early Twentieth-Century Japanese America (K. Ito, 2011) Assistant Professor, Colgate University  

Gang Liu - The Poetics of Miscellaneousness: The Literary Design of Liu Yiqing's Qiantang yishi and its Song-Yuan Historical Context (S. Lin, 2010) Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Lenore Szekely - Private Reading, Public Performance: Generic Convention and Consumption in Seventeenth-Century China (D. Rolston, 2010) Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg

David Henry - Momotaro, or the Peach Boy: Japan's Best-Loved Folktale as National Allegory (K. Ito, 2009) Associate Professor, University of Alaska - Fairbanks

Jason Herlands - Narrating Intoxication in Japan in the Wake of the 1960s (K. Ito, 2009) Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

David Tien - Discursive Resources and Collapsing Polarities: The Religious Thought of Tang Dynasty Scholar-Officials (J. Robson, 2009)

David Fiordalis - Miracles and Superhuman Powers in South Asian Buddhist Literature (L. O. Gomez, 2008) Associate Professor - Department Chair, Linfield College

Myeong-Seok Kim - An Inquiry into the Development of the Ethical Theory of Emotions in the analects and the Mencius (W. Baxter, 2008) Assistant Professor, Sungkyunkwan University

Carolyn Fitzgerald - Routes through Exile and Memory: The War of Resistance (1937-45) and Displacement in Chinese Art and Literature (L. Liu/D. Rolston, 2007) Associate Professor, Auburn University

Hoyt J. Long - On Uneven Ground: Provincializing Cultural Production in Interwar Japan (K. K. Ito, 2007) Associate Professor, University of Chicago

David Elstein - Friend or Father? Competing Visions of Master-Student Relations in Early China (W. Baxter/M. Brown, 2006) Associate Professor, SUNY-New Paltz

Andrew Quintman - Mi la ras pa's Many Lives: Anatomy of a Tibetan Biographical Corpus (D. Lopez, 2006) Associate Professor, Wesleyan University

Alexander Gardner - The Twenty-Five Great Sites of Khams: Religious Geography, Revelation, and Nonsectarianism in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Tibet (D. Lopez, 2006) Director and Chief Editor of the Treasury of Lives

Peter Alexander Bates - Fractured Communities: Class and Ethnicity in Representations of the Great Kanto Earthquake (K. Ito, 2006) Associate Professor, Dickinson College

Jan Leuchtenberger - Demons and Conquerers: The West, Japan and the World in Early-Modern Kirishitan Texts (E. Ramirez-Christensen, 2005) Associate Professor, University of Puget Sound - Director of Asian Studies Program

Benjamin Bogin - The Life of Yol mo Bstan 'dzin nor bu: A Critical Edition, Translation, and Study of the Memoirs of a Seventeenth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Lama (D. Lopez, 2005) Associate Professor, Skidmore College - Director of Asian Studies

Benjamin Ridgway - Imagined Travel: Displacement, Landscape, and Literati Identity in the Song Lyrics of Su Shi (1037-1101) (S. Lin, 2005) Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, Section Head of Chinese, Swarthmore College

Jeremy Robinson - The Tsukushi Man'yôshû Poets and the Invention of Japanese Poetry (E. Ramirez-Christensen, 2004) Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

So-Hyeon Park - Law, Ideology, and Popular Culture: A Study of Traditional Crime Fiction in Late Imperial China and Choson Korea (D. L. Rolston, 2004) Senior Researcher, Academy of East Asian Studies at the Sungkyunkwan

Lisa Marie Rogers - Nature and Ethics in Late Qing Thought (S. Lin/D. Munro, 2004)

Patrick A. Pranke - The "Treatise on the Lineage of Elders" (VAMSADIPANI): Monastic Reform and the Writing of Buddhist History in Eighteenth-Century Burma (L. O. Gomez, 2004) Associate Professor, University of Louisville