Greater China

Greater China

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is home to over 30 faculty and research scholars of China from across the disciplines of anthropology, business, history, law, literature, political science, social work, and urban planning, among others. Each year, guests from academia, government, the nonprofit sector, and the arts are invited to speak at public events and workshops addressing the history, politics, economics, and culture of the greater China region. 

Additionally, the Institute supports undergraduate and graduate research as well as publications about the region and works closely with affiliates such as Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, the Center for Chinese Legal Studies, the China Center for Social Policy, the Center for US-China Arts Exchange, the Center on Chinese Education, and others. Through its Master of Arts in Regional Studies - East Asia program, the Institute provides graduate students the opportunity to take courses on a wide variety of topics concerning mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. 

Affiliated Faculty & Scholars

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Faculty

Takatoshi Ito

Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia SIPA; Associate Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business

Research Interest

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Faculty

Merit E. Janow

Dean Emerita, School of International and Public Affairs; Professor of Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs

Research Interest

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Faculty

Benjamin L. Liebman

Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law, School of Law; Director of the Hong Yen Chang Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School

Research Interest

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Faculty

Lydia H Liu

Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities; Director, institute for Comparative Literature and Society, East Asian Langs & Cultures

Research Interest

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Faculty

Roberta H. Martin

Director, Asia for Educators; Director, Columbia University National Coordinating Site of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

Research Interest

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Faculty

Wei Shang

Wm. Theodore and Fanny Brett de Bary and Class of 1941 Collegiate Professor of Asian Humanities; Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture; Chair, Department of East Asian and Cultures, East Asian Langs & Cultures

Research Interest

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Faculty

Chengzhi Wang

Collection Development/Reference Librarian (Chinese); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Starr East Asian Library

Research Interest

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Faculty

Weiping Wu

Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Director of the MS Urban Planning Program in the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Research Interest

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Faculty

Chün-fang Yü

Sheng Yen Professor Emerita Chinese Buddhism; Professor Emerita of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Religion

Research Interest

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Faculty

Madeleine H. Zelin

Interim Director, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of History

Research Interest

Publications

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