Asian Studies Program

Faculty and Staff


Robert Foster, Professor of History and Asian Studies

Gordon Gray, Assistant Professor of Media and Culture

Lauren McKee, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies

Nathan Patton, Instructor of Japanese and Asian Studies

Jeffrey L. Richey, Associate Professor of Religion and Asian Studies; Chair of Asian Studies Program



Shan Ayers, Professor of English and Theatre

Rebecca Bates, Associate Professor of History; Chair of History Program

Ashley Elston, Assistant Professor of Art History

Deborah Martin, Associate Professor of Theatre

Eileen McKiernan González, Associate Professor of Art History; Chair of Art and Art History Program



Asian Studies Development Program

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities

Penn Japan Seminar

Robert Foster’s translation of the Classic of Go 

BCnow interview with Gordon Gray

Gordon Gray’s Cinema: A Visual Anthropology

Nathan Patton’s Beginning Japanese

Jeffrey L. Richey’s Confucius in East Asia

Reviews of Foster’s and Richey’s contributions to Teaching Confucianism

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