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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

William Muss-Arnolt

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

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

James E. Dew

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

Louis Orlin

1960 - 1989
Professor of Near Eastern History & 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

Yoshio Iwamoto

1964 - 1970
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures

Charles O. Hucker

1965 - 1983
Professor of Chinese Languages and Literatures, History

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

Frances L. Nitzberg

1969 - 1973
Assistant Professor

William F. Sibley

1969 - 1978
Associate Professor of Japanese

Peter Bear

1969 - 1973
Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages & Literature

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

Luis Oscar Gomez

1973 - 2008
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literature, Psychology and Religious Studies
Chair of Far Eastern Languages and Literature
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Griffith T. Foulk

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

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

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

Srilata Raman

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