Director: Morten Schlütter



Shuang Chen
Chinese History

South Coblin 
Emeritus Chinese phonology and Classics

Ge Gong
Chinese Language Pedagogy 

Chuanren Ke
Linguistics and Chinese Language Acquisition

Quincy Ngan
Art and Art History

Matthew Noellert 
Modern Chinese History

Judy Polumbaum 
Emeritus Journalism & Mass Communication

Maureen Robertson
Chinese and Comparative Literature

Robert Rorex 
Emeritus Asian Art & Art History

Morten Schlütter
Asian and Chinese Religion(Director)

Helen Shen
Linguistics and Chinese Language Acquisition

Bo Sun
Chinese Language Pedagogy

Wenfang Tang
Political Science, Chinese Culture and Institutions

Min Tian
Chinese Studies Librarian

Kevin Tsai
Chinese Literature and Culture

Newell Ann Van Auken
Chinese Classics


Hiroko Czuprynski
Japanese Language

Kendall Heitzman
Japanese Literature and Culture

Noriko Higashitani
Japanese Language

Eriko Ike
Japanese Language

Kiyomi Kawakami
Japanese Language

Yumiko Nishi
Japanese Language and Pedagogy

Robert Rorex
Emeritus, Japanese Art and Art History

Scott Schnell
Anthropology and Japanese Culture and Society

Kendra Strand
Japanese literature and Visual Culture

Hiromi Takayama 
Japanese Language

Stephen Vlastos
Japanese History


Sang-Seok Yoon
Korean Language

Chunghi Choo 
Emeritus Art & Art History

Jiyeon Kang
Korean Culture and Society

Jae-On Kim 
Emeritus Korean Political System and Society

Alyssa Park
Modern Korean History

Southeast Asia and Pacific

Peter Chanthanakone
Art and Art History

Cynthia Chou 

Russell Ciochon

Scott F McNabb
Emeritus Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

CAPS Associates

The following Asianist faculty in the surrounding area have been invited and encouraged to participate in CAPS events and activities and to use the research resources of the University of Iowa (The Center has allocated small stipends to cover travel and lodging expenses for these purposes):

Scott Cook, Dept. of Chinese and Japanese, Grinnell College , Grinnell, IA 50112

Jin Feng, Department of Chinese and Japanese, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112

Christopher Gerteis, Department of Histor, School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London, The United Kingdom,

Ed Gilday, Religious Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112

Reinier Hesselink, Dept. of History, Uni. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Mariko Schimmel, Japanese Literature and Culture, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Mary McCarthy, Dept. of Politics and International Studies, Drake University, Iowa.

David Tucker, Department of History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242