In Asian Studies, our faculty members have a variety of academic backgrounds, including everything from economics and political science to philosophy and religion. But even though their experience and expertise run the gamut, our instructors share one thing in common: A passion for teaching about Asia. Our professors have a broad and deep understanding of the region.

Eiho Baba Furman University

Eiho Baba

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Philosophy
Nadia Kanagawa Furman University

Nadia Kanagawa

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and History
Sam Britt Furman University

Sam Britt

Gordon Poteat Professor of Asian Studies and Religion
Lane J. Harris Furman University

Lane J. Harris

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and History
Katherine Palmer Kaup Furman University

Katherine Palmer Kaup

James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Political Science


Lecturer of Asian Studies and Religion
Lisa I. Knight Furman University

Lisa I. Knight

Department Chair and Professor of Asian Studies and Religion
Harry Kuoshu Furman University

Harry Kuoshu

Herring Professor of Asian Studies
Savita Nair Furman University

Savita Nair

Professor of Asian Studies and History
Izumi Tokunaga Furman University

Izumi Tokunaga

Lecturer of Asian Studies
Shusuke Yagi Furman University

Shusuke Yagi

Professor of Asian Studies
Dongming Zhang Furman University

Dongming Zhang

Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Alexander Francis-Ratte Furman University

Alexander Francis-Ratte

Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
Qiqian Lin Furman University

Qiqian Lin

Visiting Associate Professor of Asian Studies
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