Asian Studies


Get to know the team in Asian Studies.

Many of us work on a hybrid basis - a mixture of on-campus and digitally.

Our working hours are Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (UK time).

Please email us in the first instance, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Undergraduate enquiries

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Postgraduate enquiries

Email us about taught postgraduate programmes in Asian Studies

Email us about postgraduate research in Asian Studies

Head of Asian Studies

Name (sorted in descending order) Role Email Phone number
Daniel Hammond Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Society +44(0)131 650 6941

Academic staff

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email Phone number
Qiguo Cen Teaching Fellow in Chinese
Sakie Chiba-Mooney Language Assistant in Japanese +44 (0)131 650 3064
Joachim Gentz Chair of Chinese Philosophy and Religion +44 (0)131 650 3681
Natascha Gentz Chair of Chinese Studies +44 (0)131 650 4229
Daniel Hammond Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Society +44(0)131 650 6941
Xuelei Huang Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies +44 (0)131 650 8985
Hephzibah Israel Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies +44 (0)131 650 4467
Youngmi Kim Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies +44 (0)131 651 1363
Yuqing Liu Lecturer in Chinese Studies
Duo Luan Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Head of Chinese Language +44 (0)131 650 4274
Abigail MacBain Lecturer in Premodern Japanese Studies +44 (0)131 651 1358
Yoko Matsumoto-Sturt / 松本スタート洋子 Lecturer in Japanese +44 (0)131 650 4228
Mark McLeister Lecturer in Chinese Studies +44 (0)131 650 4232
Professor Aaron William Moore Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations +44 (0)131 650 4225
Atsuko Moriyama Language Assistant in Japanese +44 (0)131
Fumiko Narumi-Munro (FHEA) Lecturer in Japanese +44 (0)131 650 6971
Helen Parker Lecturer in Japanese +44 (0)131 650 4230
Chris Perkins Senior Lecturer in Japanese +44 (0)131 650 4174
Christopher Rosenmeier Senior lecturer in Chinese +44 (0)131 650 4357
Akihiko Shimizu Teaching Fellow in Japanese +44 (0)131 650 8294
Holly Stephens Lecturer in Japanese and Korean Studies +44 (0)131 650 8984
Esther Tyldesley Teaching Fellow in Chinese
Robert Winstanley-Chesters Teaching and Research Fellow in Korean Studies
Lisha Xu Teaching Fellow in Chinese and Translation Studies
Min Yue Teaching Fellow in Chinese +44 (0) 131 650 4231


Yizhu Li Tutor in Chinese
Narae Park Tutor in Korean Studies
Mihoko Pooley Tutor in Japanese
Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins Tutor in Japanese Studies
Xiaoming Wang Tutor in Chinese

Honorary Fellows and Professors Emeriti 

Liming Chen Honorary Professor  
Ian Astley Honorary Fellow
Ian Gow Honorary Fellow
Julian Ward Honorary Fellow