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Ying Yuan Ying Yuan
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU 
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Kaining Xiao Kaining Xiao
Music Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU 
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Sheguo Wang Sheguo Wang
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU 
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Xing Le Xing Le
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU 
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Xingjun Yi Xingjun Yi
Music Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU 
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Xiaohan Zhang Xiaohan Zhang
Music Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU 
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Limin Zhang Limin Zhang
 Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU 
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Yu Wang Yu Wang
Associate Director, Confucius Institute at PSU
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Yoko Sakurauchi Yoko Sakurauchi
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Daniel Kim Daniel Kim
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Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World" Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World"
In the wake of the 2015 earthquakes, Dr. Jeremy Spoon traveled to Nepal to study the ways natural disasters reshape social-ecological systems. What he and his team learned could improve the future of disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts.
Research
Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
Research
Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D.
Dr. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun is retired professor from Xinjiang University, China who know resides in Portland, Oregon. He holds a courtesy appointment with Department of History at Portland State University. His research interests include the history of Central Asia and Ethnology, particularly of Xinjiang, China.
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Jungmin Kwon Jungmin Kwon
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Dr. Xia Zhang Dr. Xia Zhang
Xia Zhang is a cultural anthropologist and Chinese folklorist. She does research on globalization, urbanization, gender (esp. masculinity), development, new media, youth, migration, labor politics in China and East Asia.
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Erik Mandell
Staff Member
Yachi Iisako Yachi Iisako
Staff Member
Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd
Dr. Michele Gamburd is Professor and Chair of Anthropology.
Faculty Member
The Golden Wave The Golden Wave
Dr. Gamburd’s recently published book about Sri Lanka examines the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the humanitarian response that followed.
Research
Alyse Collins Alyse Collins
Avid traveler and explorer of new cultures, Alyse Collins, works with PSU students to establish their own international connections.
Staff Member
Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy
Dr. Patricia Wetzel considers relationships between grammar, language acquisition, instruction, and technology in "Does Grammar Matter in an Age of Technology?"
Research
The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami and Ritchie, L. David. A card sorting procedure was used to explore the structure of Japanese and American business people's concept of trustworthiness.
Publication
Sharon A. Carstens Sharon A. Carstens
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Meet Simon Peters Meet Simon Peters
Alum Simon Peters is a 2014 graduate of the Honors Program with a B.A. in Chinese and Applied Linguistics, where his focus was on endangered language documentation and maintenance. Simon recently received a second Critical Language Scholarship from the State Department for a return to China. He began working on his Ph.D. at UC Santa Barbara in Fall of 2015.
Alumnus
Meet Professor Priya Kapoor Meet Professor Priya Kapoor
Associate Professor of Communication
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Meet Professor Liming Wang Meet Professor Liming Wang
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Ron Tammen Ron Tammen
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Randy Bluffstone Randy Bluffstone
Village Provisions - Cultivating rural livelihoods around the world
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Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
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Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
Brower investigates cultural ecology, mountain geography, Nepal, wildland resource conservation and policy, and the environmental movement.
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Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Duh's research develops geocomputational theory and techniques to integrate GIS and remote sensing technologies in spatial decision-making.
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Meet Professor Emiko Konomi Meet Professor Emiko Konomi
Dr. Konomi teaches Japanese with passion.
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Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba
Associate Professor of Public Administration
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Vivek Shandas Vivek Shandas
City Solutions - Transforming urban spaces and natural places
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Meet Professor Jon Holt  Meet Professor Jon Holt
Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature
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Meet Professor Yiping Fang Meet Professor Yiping Fang
Bridging local and global planning practice.
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Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean
A scholar of language and culture, KyungAh Yoon is helping to design the next generation of online learning environments for the Korean Language
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Coalition of Communities of Color Coalition of Communities of Color
A partnership between the Coalition of Communities of Color & PSU reports the disparities and experiences of communities of color in Multnomah County.
Research
Wynn Kiyama Wynn Kiyama
Taiko Ensemble Director
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Alma Trinidad Alma Trinidad
Associate Professor
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Junghee Lee Junghee Lee
PhD Program Director; Associate Professor
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Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese
Dr. Watanabe relishes the moments when the "light bulb" goes on in her students and their Japanese language learning becomes meaningful to them.
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Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese
Introducing students to the beauty of the Chinese language and culture is Dr. Wadley's mission.
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Julia Hwakyu Lee Julia Hwakyu Lee
Adjunct Piano Professor
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Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley
Dr. Gilley's research centers on democracy, legitimacy, and global politics. He is a specialist on the comparative politics of China and Asia.
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Marcus Ingle Marcus Ingle
Interested in Global Leadership? What about traveling? If yes, Professor Ingle's Development Management in Vietnam class might be a good fit for you.
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Portland State... Portland State...
...embodies and contributes to the vision and character that make Portland a progressive, entrepreneurial city with growing international connections.
Organization
The Mong Oral Tradition The Mong Oral Tradition
Dr. Yer Thao publishes his book, The Mong Oral Tradition: Cultural Memory in the Absence of Written Language.
Publication
Meet Professor Hiro Ito Meet Professor Hiro Ito
Professor Ito is an expert in East Asian economics.
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Meet Professor Dilafruz Williams Meet Professor Dilafruz Williams
Do you want to talk "politics, public education and environment?" Meet Dr. Dilafruz Williams.
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Meet Professor Yer Thao Meet Professor Yer Thao
What can we learn from a story? Ask Dr. Thao, a scholar interested in oral tradition.
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Meet Professor Ken Ruoff Meet Professor Ken Ruoff
Dr. Ken Ruoff, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, is an expert in Japanese history.
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Meet Professor Vivek Shandas Meet Professor Vivek Shandas
Integrating the science of sustainability with citizen engagement and decision making efforts
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Meet Professor Larry Kominz Meet Professor Larry Kominz
Professor Kominz brings the joy of Japanese performing arts to students and audiences alike.
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Susan Chan Susan Chan
An active piano soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Chan promotes music from Asia and music written by women composers.
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Meet Professor Connie Ozawa Meet Professor Connie Ozawa
Connie Ozawa knows how to help people make good decisions about their communities.
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Meet Professor Gerald Sussman Meet Professor Gerald Sussman
Educating for international urban communication and global citizenship.
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Meet Professor Sully Taylor Meet Professor Sully Taylor
When Sully Taylor brings her Asian business expertise to the table, Oregon companies win.
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