Department Faculty

Jolyon Thomas

Jolyon Thomas
Assistant Professor
Japanese Culture,
Religion and History
Contact Information
Office Address: 
854 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
W 2–4 or by appointment (Fall 2016)
Phone: 
215-746-3140
Email Address: 

Yoko Nishimura

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Lecturer,
Archaeology of
East Asia and the
Near East
Contact Information
Office Address: 
424 Museum
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays, 10:00AM to 12:00PM, or by appointment
Phone: 
215-573-6247
Email Address: 

Hsiao-wen Cheng

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Assistant Professor
East Asian Religions
Contact Information
Office Address: 
856 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Mondays 1:00PM to 2:00PM; Wednesday 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Phone: 
215-573-5944
Email Address: 

Ori Tavor

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Lecturer, Pre-modern Chinese Studies
Director, Master of Arts Program
Contact Information
Office Address: 
851 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Monday 4-5 PM (Spring 2016)
Phone: 
215-573-9615
Email Address: 

Adam Smith

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Assistant Professor
Curator, Penn Museum Asian Section
Contact Information
Office Address: 
Museum 510
Office Hours: 
Dr. Smith is on leave for the Fall 2015 semester
Phone: 
215-898-9367
Email Address: 

David Spafford

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Assistant Professor,
Pre-Modern Japanese
History
Contact Information
Office Address: 
855 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only. Please email for an appointment.
Phone: 
215-573-9613
Email Address: 

Victor H. Mair

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Undergraduate Chair
Professor, Chinese Language and Literature
Contact Information
Office Address: 
849 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00PM to 5:00PM or by appointment
Phone: 
215-898-8432
Email Address: 

Nancy S. Steinhardt

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Department Chair
Professor, East Asian Art
Curator of Chinese Art,
Penn Museum
Contact Information
Office Address: 
853 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00AM to 11:00AM and 12:00PM to 1:00PM; or by appointment
Phone: 
215-898-6256
Email Address: 

Ayako Kano

Dr. Ayako Kano
Associate Professor,
Japanese Literature, Performance, Gender Studies
Contact Information
Office Address: 
841 Williams Hall
Phone: 
215-573-9614
Email Address: 

Paul R. Goldin

Paul R. Goldin
Graduate Chair
Professor, Chinese Thought
Contact Information
Office Address: 
851 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Monday 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Phone: 
215-573-9615
Email Address: 
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