PhD Placements – Past 10 years

Heo, Na Sil (2020). Postdoctoral Associate in East Asian Studies and Lecturer in History. Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University.
Dissertation: Rearing Autonomous Children in Cold War Korea: Transnational Formations of a Liberal Order, 1950s-1960s

Masubuchi, Asako (2019). Japan Society of the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow.
Dissertation: Life Under Siege: Militarized Welfare in U.S.-Occupied Okinawa

Li, Yanfei (2018). Coordinator of the Chinese Studies Program. Dalhousie University.
Dissertation: Urban Writing on Disappearing Alleyways and Courtyard Houses, Beijing, 1950-2008

Poborsa, James (2018). Policy Advisor, Foreign Policy Planning, Global Affairs Canada.
Dissertation: Staging the Future: The Politics of Photographic Representation in Postsocialist China

Wang, Jing (2018). Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dissertation: Spatializing Modernity: Colonial Contexts of Urban Space in Modern Japanese Literature

McConaghy, Mark (2017). Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.
Dissertation: Writing Villages: Language, Objects, and Spirituality in the Discovery of Rural China, 1911-1949

Osenton, Sara (2017). Learning Specialist (tenure-track), Emily Carr University. 
Dissertation: Reassembling Symbolic Japan: Contemporary Painting, Politics and the Negotiation of War Memory

Baxter, Joshua (2016). Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo.
Dissertation: Capital-Nation-State: A Genealogy of Yasukuni Shrine

Parke, Elizabeth (2016). Senior Research Associate for Collaborative Digital Research, University of Toronto Mississauga.
Dissertation: Infrastructures of Critique: the Art and Visual Culture of Contemporary Beijing (1979-2012)

Kim, Sungjo (2015). Assistant Professor, Department of History and Culture, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea
Dissertation: The Countryside and the City: A Spatial Economy of the New Village Movement in 1970s South Korea

Machek, David (2015). Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Philosophy at Bern University
Dissertation: Virtuosos of the Ordinary: Comparative Interpretations of Stoic and Daoist Thought

Pan, Gang. (2014). Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University.
Dissertation: Prodigals in Love: Narrating Gay Identity and Collective on the Early Internet in China, 1995-2005

Xu, Xiaowen (2014). Assistant Professor of Teaching, Chinese Applied Linguistics, University of British Columbia.
Dissertation: Transgression in Texts: Literary Quality of Qi from Tang Tales of Marvels to Wang Xiaobo’s Tang Tales

Zhang, Yue (2014). Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator. University of Macau.
Dissertation: Verse and Lore: ‘Poems on History’ (yongshi shi) from the Selections of Refined Literature (Wen xuan)

Fedorenko, Olga (2012). Associate Professor. Seoul National University.
Dissertation: Tending to the ‘Flower of Capitalism:’ Consuming, Producing and Censoring Advertising in South Korea of the 00′s

Chai, David (2012). Associate Professor, Philosophy. Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dissertation: Nothingness, Being, and Dao: Ontology and Cosmology in the Zhuangzi

Han, Christina (2011). Associate Professor, History. Wilfred Laurier University.
Dissertation: Territory of the Sages: Neo-Confucian Discourse of Wuyi Nine Bends Jingjie

Posadas, Baryon Tensor (2010). Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Literature. University of Minnesota.
Dissertation: Double Fictions and Double Visions of Japanese Modernity

Tan, Mingran (2010). Professor, School of Philosophy and Social Development. Shandong University.
Dissertation: Hermeneutics and Crisis: Wang Fushi’s Interpretation of Confucian Classics in a Time of Radical Change from the Ming to the Qing

Yi, Lidu (2010). Associate Professor, College of Architecture & of the Arts. Florida International University.
Dissertation: The Third-phase of the Yungang Cave Complex- Its Architectural Structure, Subject Matter, Composition and Style

Hwang, Merose (2009). Associate Professor, History. Hiram College.
Dissertation: Discourses on Shamanism in Colonial Korea

Sterk, Darryl (2009). Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Interpretation and Translation. National Taiwan University.
Dissertation: The Return of the Vanishing Formosan

Bohnet, Adam (2008). Associate Professor, King’s College at the University of Western Ontario.
Dissertation: Migrant and Border Subjects in Late Chosŏn Korea

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