Faculty

Ignacio Adriasola
Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory
History of Art in Modern Japan

David Anderson
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Museum Learning and Visitor Experience, Japanese World Expositions, Asia-Pacific Museum and Educational Reforms

Stefania Burk
Associate Graduate Advisor in Asian Studies
Associate Dean, Academic & Senior Instructor

Arts One and Department of Asian Studies
Pre-modern Literature, Poetry and Salon Culture, and Women’s Writing

Joseph Caron
Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Honorary Professor and Research Associate
Institute of Asian Research
jci@josephcaroninc.com

Jennifer Chan
Department of Educational Studies
Gender, Education, Citizenship, Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Transnational Social Movements, and Globalization

Rebecca Chau
Japanese Language Program Director
Department of Asian Studies
Japanese Linguistics and  Language Pedagogy

Jinhua Chen
Department of Asian Studies
East Asian Buddhism

David Cohen
Professor Emeritus
Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry
Globalization, Markets and Housing of Japan and China

Millie Creighton
Department of Anthropology
Consumerism, Popular Culture, Identity, Gender, Work/Leisure, and Minorities

Julian Dierkes
Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research
Institute of Asian Research
Co-ordinator, Program on Inner Asia
Sociology, History Education, Supplementary Education (学習塾)

W. Erwin Diewert
Department of Economics
Measuring Productivity of the Economies of Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Measurement of House Prices in Tokyo

David Edgington
Professor Emeritus
Department of Geography
Geography of Japan and the Pacific Rim

Shirin Eshghi
Head, Asian Library
Japanese Erotic Fiction, Women’s Erotica
shirin.eshghi@ubc.ca

Benjamin J. Goold
Peter A. Allard School of Law
Criminology, Human Rights, Privacy, Surveillance, and Security
goold@allard.ubc.ca

Steven Heine
Department of Psychology
Cultural Psychology, the Self, Motivations, Meaning, Essentialistic Thinking
heine@psych.ubc.ca

Nam-Lin Hur
Department of Asian Studies
History of Japan and Religious Culture

Ishu Ishiyama
Co-director, UBC Globe in Peace Project (Morita-Rwanda Project)
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Multicultural Counselling and Healing Practices, Anti-racism and Multiculturalism, Japanese Morita Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Multidimensional Self-identity, Positive Psychology

Brian Job
Department of Political Science
International Security, Arms Competition in Asia

Naoko Kato
Japanese Language Librarian
Asian Library
Modern Japan and Transnational Networks, Inter-Asian and Transpacific Social Movements, Intellectual History, History and Memory, History of Christianity and education
naokoko@mail.ubc.ca

Ryuko Kubota
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Culture and Second Language Education, Critical Pedagogies, Second Language Writing

Christina Laffin
Canada Research Chair in Premodern Japanese Literature and Culture
Department of Asian Studies
Classical Japanese Literature and Culture
christina.laffin@ubc.ca

Frank Lam
Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry
Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Darrin R. Lehman
Department of Psychology
Cultural Psychology, Self-Criticism among Japanese, Health Psychology

Hyung Gu Lynn
AECL/KEPCO Chair in Korean Research
Institute of Asian Research
Modern Japanese and Korean History

Jessica Main
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society
Institute of Asian Research
Department of Asian Studies
Buddhist Ethics, Human Rights, Modern Buddhist Institutions and Governance, Japanese True Pure Land Buddhism (Jōdo Shinshū)
jessica.main@ubc.ca

Shigenori Matsui
Director, Japanese Legal Studies
Acting Director, Korean Legal Studies
Peter A. Allard School of Law
Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Mass Media Law, Freedom of Information Law, and Internet Law
matsui@allard.ubc.ca

Joshua S. Mostow
Department of Asian Studies
Pre-modern Literature and Art

Fuyubi Nakamura
UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
Curator, Asia
Anthropology of Art, Museum Studies, Material and Visual Cultures
fuyubi.nakamura@ubc.ca

Masao Nakamura
Konwakai Professor of Japanese Research
Institute of Asian Research
Sauder School of Business
International Business, Technology Management and Transfer, Japanese and Asian Economies
masao.nakamura@sauder.ubc.ca

Peter Nosco
Department of Asian Studies
Intellectual and social history of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Japan
pnosco@mail.ubc.ca

Sharalyn Orbaugh
Department of Asian Studies
Associate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Modern Japanese Literature and Popular Culture

John Ries
Senior Associate Dean, Research
HSBC Professor in Asian Business
Sauder School of Business
Japanese Business, International Trade, Japanese Economy
john.ries@sauder.ubc.ca

Marc-David Seidel
RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate
Professor, OBHR Division, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Sauder School of Business
Discrimination and Networks in the Employment Relationship, Social Networks and Organizational Decision Making, Community Form (C-Form) of Organization
seidel@mail.ubc.ca

Yves Tiberghien
Department of Political Science
Comparative Political Economy and International Political Economy with an Empirical Focus on China, Japan, and Korea

Ilan Vertinsky
Vinod Sood Professor in International Business
Institute of Asian Research
Sauder School of Business
Japanese and Korean Business Systems, Technology Management of the Forest Sector
ilan.vertinsky@sauder.ubc.ca

George Wagner
Faculty of Applied Science
School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Architecture, Urbanism, Built Culture, Japanese Architecture and Urbanism, Architectural Theory
gwagner@sala.ubc.ca

Christina Yi
Department of Asian Studies
Modern Japanese Literature