Department Chair
Neil J. Diamant
Professor of Asian Law and Society (2002).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 005
(717) 245-1540
Department Faculty
David G. Strand
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science (1980).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 105E
(717) 245-1204 |
B.A., Lawrence University, 1971; M.A., Columbia University, 1973; M.Phil., 1974; Ph.D., 1979.

His field is 20th century Chinese politics and history with related interests in comparative social and political development.
Rae Yang
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature (1990).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 108
(717) 245-1403 |
Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1981; M.A., University of Massachusetts, 1985; Ph.D., 1991.

Her fields of specialization are pre-modern and modern Chinese fiction with emphasis on psychoanalytic criticism. Her research and teaching interests include Chinese language teaching, Chinese folklore, comparative literature, and autobiographical writing.
Neil J. Diamant
Professor of Asian Law and Society (2002).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 005
(717) 245-1540 |
B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1988; M.A., University of Washington, 1991; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1996.

Professor Diamant's research focuses on law and society in Asia (with particular reference to China, Japan, and India), civil-military relations in China, patriotism in comparative perspective, and (most recently) public health. He also teaches courses on Israeli politics and Zionism. Recent publications: Professor Diamant is author of two books, Embattled Glory: Veterans, Military Families and the Politics of Patriotism in China, 1949-2007 (published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2009) and Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968 (published by University of California Press in 2000). He also published the edited volume Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (with Stanley Lubman and Kevin J. O'Brien) with Stanford University Press in 2005. His most recently-published articles include "Conspicuous Silence: Veterans and the Depoliticization of War Memory in China" (published in Modern Asian Studies in 2011) and "Veterans, Organization, and the Politics of Martial Citizenship in China" (published in The Journal of East Asian Studies in 2007). He has contributed chapters to a number of edited volumes, including "The Limitations of Martial Citizenship in the People's Republic of China," in Peled, Lewin-Epstein, Mundlak and Cohen's Democratic Citizenship and War (2010); "Why Archives?" in Carlson, Gallagher, Lieberthal, and Manion's Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies (2010); and "Legal Syncretism and Family Change in Urban and Rural China" in Galvan and Sil's, Reconfiguring Institutions across Time and Space: Syncretic Responses to Challenges of Political and Economic Transformation (2007).
Shawn M. Bender
Associate Professor of East Asian Studies (2006).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 006
(717) 245-1817 |
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1992; M.A., University of California at San Diego, 1996; Ph.D., 2003.

Alex Bates
Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature (2006).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 009
(717) 245-1127 |
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1998; M.A., University of Michigan, 2001; Ph.D., 2006.

Alex is a specialist in modern Japanese literature and film. His current research is on representations of a 1923 earthquake that destroyed Tokyo, but he is also interested in modernist fiction from that era as well.
Junjie Luo
Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies (2010).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 008
(717) 245-1564 |
B.A., Beijing Language and Culture University, 2001; M.A., Beijing Normal University, 2004; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.

Akiko Meguro
Senior Lecturer of Japanese Language (2003).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 105F
(717) 245-1437 |
B.A., Tohuku University, 1994; M.A., 1996.

Professor Meguro specializes in Japanese language pedagogy and Japanese Applied Linguistics. Her research interest is Interlanguage pragmatics, specially on Japanese refusal. She is interested in applying cutting edge technology into Japanese language education. In her courses, she incorporates language exchange using Skype and mixi and have students communicate native speaker of Japanese on regular basis. She is also the coordinator for the study abroad programs in Japan. Prof. Meguro's multimedia Japanese learning website:
Contributing Faculty
Michael J. Fratantuono
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Associate Professor of International Studies, Business and Management (1988).
Althouse Hall Room 217
(717) 245-1075 |
B.A., Brown University, 1974; M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1982; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1988.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2004-2005; Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2005-06.

Professor Fratantuono is interested in international economics, government-business relations, and U.S. foreign economic policy. He has worked as a project manager in the software development industry. He has also been visiting professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.
Ann M. Hill
Professor of Anthropology (1986).
Denny Hall Room 210
(717) 245-1659 |
B.A., Columbia University, 1971; M.A., University of Iowa, 1974; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1982.

Prof. Hill has conducted fieldwork in both Thailand and SW China. As a cultural anthropologist, Prof.Hill has focused on ethnicity, kinship and religion.Her current research is about inter-ethnic relations on China's frontiers in Yunnan Province, PRC.
Dengjian Jin
Associate Professor of International Business and Management, John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in International Studies, Business and Management (1997).
Althouse Hall Room 211
(717) 245-1487 |
B.S., Zhejian University, 1983; M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1986; Ph.D., George Mason University, 1998.

He is the author of The Dynamics of Knowledge Regimes, published in 2001. His areas of specialization include innovation policy, knowledge management, organization sceince, comparative management, and international political economy. He is currently working on another book, The Great Knowledge Transcendece.