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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Carl William Belser

1889 - 1893
Assistant Professor of Oriental Languages

James Alexander Craig

1893 - 1913
Professor of Oriental Languages

William Muss-Arnolt

1894
Acting Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Oriental Languages

Leroy Waterman

1914 - 1945
Professor of Semitics
Chair of Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures

Robert B. Hall

1923 - 1966
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Geography
Director of the Center for Japanese Studies

Joseph K. Yamagiwa

1937 - 1968
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures

Yao Shen

1947 - 1962
Associate Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of Chinese Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of English

James I. Crump Jr.

1949 - 1988
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures
Professor of Chinese Languages and Literatures

Arthur E. Link

1957 - 1964
Professor of East Asian Thought

Robert I. Crane

1958
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

James E. Dew

1958 - 1983
Associate Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literature, Chinese Language and Literature

Paul B. Denlinger

1962 - 1966
Associate Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of Chinese Languages and Literatures

Yi-Tsi Feuerwerker

1962 - 2000
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Chinese Languages and Literatures

Yung Shih Yu

1962 - 1966
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Chinese, History

Donald J. Munro

1964 - 1996
Professor of Philosophy, Chinese

Charles O. Hucker

1965 - 1983
Professor of Chinese Languages and Literatures, History

Robert H. Brower

1966 - 1988
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Japanese Language and Literature
Chair of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures

Harriet C. Mills

1966 - 1990
Professor of Chinese Languages and Literatures

Susumu Nagara

1966 - 1987
Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature

Edward G. Seidensticker

1966 - 1978
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Chinese Studies, Japanese Language and Culture

Ronald C. Miao

1969 - 1973
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Chinese Languages and Literatures

Peter E. Hook

1970 - 2006
Professor of Indo-Aryan Languages
Professor of Linguistics

Kenneth J. Dewoskin

1973 - 1999
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Business

Shuen-Fu Lin

1973 - 2012
Professor of Chinese Languages & Literatures
Director, Center for Chinese Studies 1994-1997
Chair Asian Languages & Cultures 1995-2002

Robert Lyons Danly

1979 - 1997
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Japanese Language and Literature
Director of Center for Japanese Studies

Ken K. Ito

1984 - 2011
Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Griffith T. Foulk

1987 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Buddhist Studies

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

1987 - 2012
Professor of Japanese Literature

David Solnit

1988 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Linguistics

Paul Forage

1991 - 1997
Assistant Professor of History, Asian Languages and Cultures

Robert H. Sharf

1995 - 2003
Associate Profesor of Buddhist Studies
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Buddhist Studies

Eun-Su Cho

1996 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Korean Language and Culture

Hugh B. Z. de Ferranti

1998 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures
Assistant Professor of Musicology

Henry H. Em

1999 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Asian Languages and Cultures, Musicology

John Lie

2001 - 2003
Professor of Sociology
Korean Foundation Professor of Korean Studies

Mayumi Y. Johnson

2001
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Japanese Language and Literature

Lydia Liu

2002 - 2006
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Chinese Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature

James Robson

2004 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures

Srilata Raman

2006 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Asian Languages and Cultures

Manishita Dass

2006 - 2010
Assistant Professor of Screen Arts & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures

Maki Fukuoka

2006 - 2012
Associate Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures

Anna Jeanette Sloan

2007 - 2009
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures
Assistant Professor of History of Art

Sangjoon Lee

2011 - 2014
Assistant Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Screen Arts & Cultures