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The East Asian Studies faculty advisory committee consists of ten full-time faculty members from seven academic departments, including business administration, education, history, modern languages (Chinese and Japanese), music, political science, and religion. In addition, program faculty teach courses in art history and philosophy. 

In conjunction with Trinity's re-envisioning initiative, gifts from distinguished alumni and trustees created two new professorships in honor of and on behalf of faculty members whose vision helped create the EAST Project. The Richard M. Burr and Donald N. Clark Professorship in Business Administration was the gift of an alumna whose career in business and trade with China was shaped at Trinity more than a quarter-century ago. Deli Yang is the first Burr-Clark Professor of Business.

A second major gift from Trustee Oliver Lee in honor of his parents, J.K. and Ingrid Lee, has endowed a senior position in Chinese. Professor Stephen Field, head of the Chinese program and co-director of EAST, is the first J.K. and Ingrid Lee Professor of Chinese. Lee's gift assures the strength of Trinity's Chinese program as one of the best liberal arts college Chinese programs in the United States.


Professor Angela Breidenstein
Chair, Professor
Professor Tianxi Dong
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Professor Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Professor Jinli He
Associate Professor
Professor Chia-Wei Lee
Associate Professor
Professor Zhaoxi Liu
Associate Professor
Professor Yi Liu
Assistant Professor
Professor Kelly Lyons
Professor Alfred Montoya
Tutorial Faculty
Professor Katsuo Nishikawa
Director of the Center for International Engagement
Professor David Ribble
Chair, Professor, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor Gina Anne Tam
Assistant Professor
Professor Deli Yang
Neidorff Family/Centene Corporation Endowed Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives
Professor Hyon Joo Yoo
Associate Professor
Jie Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Professor Shage Zhang
Associate Professor


Program Associate