Asia

Dr. Don Baker, PhD

Dr. Don Baker, PhD

Professor

Korean history, religion in Korea, the Kwangju (Gwangju) Democratization Movement of 1980,

George Bluman, PhD

George Bluman, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Math in schools, university math courses, symmetries, differential equations, conservation laws, Chiune Sugihara (Japanese rescuer of Jews in WWII)

Sie-Tan Chieng, PhD, PEng

Sie-Tan Chieng, PhD, PEng

Professor Emeritus

Irrigation and drainage for food and non-food plant production, water management system planning, design, installation and operation, environment, soil-water-plant relationships, soil and water conservation, soil salinity and reclamation, water quality, environmental impact assessment, hydrology, windblown dust mitigation

David Edgington, PhD

David Edgington, PhD

Professor

Japanese economy, Japan-Canada trade and investment links, Pacific Rim trade and investment patterns, Japanese cities and regions, multiculturalism and local government in Vancouver, Australia

Graham Johnson

Professor Emeritus

Language, sociology

Brian L. Job

Professor, Political Science

Faculty Associate, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

International relations of Asia Pacific countries, especially political/security matters, Canadian political/security interests and policies vis-a-vis Asia, Asian politics

Xiong Gu

Professor

Fine art, transcultural identity and hybridity

Prof. Diana Lary, PhD

Professor Emerita

Modern Chinese History, War and Society, Regionalism, Migration, Canada/China Relations – history, Roles of grandmothers

Raymond Lam, MD, FRCPC

Professor

BC Leadership Chair in Depression Research

Seasonal affective disorder, winter depression, antidepressants, light therapy, depression, clinical guidelines, circadian rhythms, melatonin, serotonin, dopamine, noradrenaline, tryptophan, cognition, technology, eHealth, mHealth, guidelines, biomarkers, diagnosis, internet, mental illness

Michael Leaf, PhD

Director, Centre for Southeast Asia Research

Associate Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning

Research Associate, Centre for Human Settlements

Urbanization and social change in Third World countries, particularly southeast Asia and China

David Ley, PhD

David Ley, PhD

Professor

Cities, neighbourhoods, gentrification, ethnicity, immigration, housing, real estate

Masao Nakamura, PhD

Masao Nakamura, PhD

Professor

Economy, business

Daniel L. Overmyer, PhD, FRSC

Daniel L. Overmyer, PhD, FRSC

Professor Emeritus

Chinese philosophy and religions, local religion in Chinese villages

Sharalyn Orbaugh

Professor and Graduate Advisor

Associate, IGRSJ

Modern Japanese culture (literature, film, manga, animation, kamishibai), East Asian women’s issues, anti-racist pegagogy

Kyung-Ae Park, PhD

Kyung-Ae Park, PhD

Associate Professor and Co-Director, Centre for Korean Research

Korean politics (North and South Korea), U.S.-Korean relations, Korean unification

Zhichun Jing, PhD

Zhichun Jing, PhD

Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Pacific Asia Archaeology

archaeology, ancient China, ancient technologies, jades, geoarchaeology, prehistory, bronze, Shang civilization, early Chinese civilizations, Bronzes, material culture, anthropocene, early urbanization, ancient cities, ancient globalization

John Innes

John Innes

Professor

Forestry, forest management, forest certification, aboriginal forestry, biodiversity, climate change, communities and livelihoods, conservation, ecosystems, forest management, forest policy, social impact, sustainability, drought, forest fires, wildfires, heat waves, people’s responses to heat waves, impact of heat waves on forests, adaptation of forests to climate change, responses of resorts (such as Whistler) to climate change, biological diversity, sustainable development, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Jerry Spiegel, MSc, PhD

Professor

Director, Global Health Research Program

Global health, international health, environmental health, Cuba, Latin America

Dr. Julian Dierkes, PhD

Dr. Julian Dierkes, PhD

Associate Professor

Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research

Japanese education, cram schools, history education, history textbooks, reconciliation, legal education, Canada-Japan relations, contemporary Mongolia,

Milind Kandlikar, PhD

Professor

Climate change, air pollution, extended producer responsibility, human development, agricultural biotechnology, information technology in developing countries, sustainable development, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases