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The EAP community reaches across the university, with more than 50 affiliated faculty, more than 100 affiliated graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars, postdocs, and staff colleagues from other institutes at Cornell and around the world. 


EAP is staffed by three positions as well as several student workers. 


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Administrative Assistant

Sydni Tung is the Administrative Assistant in the East Asia Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and Political Science from Mount Holyoke College.

Director, East Asia Program and Professor, Government

Jeremy Wallace is a professor in the Department of Government. He is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2022-2025.

Professor Emeritus, Economics

Henry Wan's research focuses on development under globalization, the economics of East Asia, industrial policy, and welfare economics of international trade. 

Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Cognitive Science

Qi Wang is professor of human development, psychology, and cognitive science at Cornell University. She is the past associate director of the Cornell East Asia Program and former department chair of human development.

Michael J. Zak Chair of China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Government

Jessica Chen Weiss is the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Professor, Linguistics

Whitman's main interest is the problem of language variation: its limits (how much specific subsystems can vary across languages) and predictors (what typological features co-occur systematically).

Visiting Scholar

Shan Xiang is an associate professor of Yuelu Academy at Hunan University. Her research interests is the history of Mongol-Yuan Period(1206—1368)of China.

Professor, Asian Studies

Ding Xiang Warner's research interests include Chinese literature and literary thought from Han dynasty through the early Song, early and medieval Chinese intellectual history, and the study of textual production and text culture in premodern China.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Government

XU Xin is the program manager for the China and Asia-Pacific Studies program (CAPS). His research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations.

Assistant Professor

Duanyi Yang joined the faculty of the ILR School’s Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History after completing her Ph.D. at MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research investigates how organizational policies operate within different institutional contexts.