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G Asia Pac Studies

Faculty

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Melissa Dale

Assistant Professor

Melissa Dale has served as Executive Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies since August 2012. Her most recent publication is, “Understanding Emasculation: Western Medical Perspectives on Chinese Eunuchs,” Social History of Medicine 23, No. 1 (April 2010): 38-55. She has taught courses at Georgetown University, Santa Clara University, and UC Santa Cruz, guest lectured at UC Berkeley, and led the Cal Alumni tour to China.

Tel:(415) 422-5093
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John Nelson

Professor

John Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco.  His areas of specialization are East Asian religions, contemporary Buddhism, cultural anthropology, globalization, secularism, and Asian Studies. Professor Nelson is the author of two books on Japanese Shinto, numerous articles, and a video documentary on Yasukuni Shrine. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions (Brill, 2012) and has recently completed a book titled Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan,published by the University of Hawaii Press in fall 2013.  Professor Nelson received a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and came to USF in 2000.

Tel:(415) 422-6080
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Stephen Roddy

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, received his Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and specializes in the fiction and other prose genres of 18th and 19th century China and Japan.

Tel:(415) 422-6452
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Shalendra Sharma

Professor

Shalendra D. Sharma, (Ph.D University of Toronto) is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. He also teaches in the MA program in the Department of Economics and the Center for the Pacific Rim.

Tel:(415) 422-4375
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Hwaji Shin

Assistant Professor

Hwaji Shin joined the Sociology Department at the University of San Francisco as a full-time Assistant Professor in 2007 after completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook. Between 2008 and 2010, she was a visiting assistant professor and Japan fund fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies at Stanford University where she researched and lectured on the race and ethnic relations in modern Japan.

Tel:(415) 422-2781
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M. Antoni Ucerler

Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History; Associate Professor

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J. is the Director and Associate Professor at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History. He is also Fellow of East Asian Studies at Campion Hall, at the University of Oxford. He teaches courses in both early modern Japanese and global history, including topics in East Asian and European thought. His main research and teaching interests include topics in Japanese samurai history, the era of European maritime empires and expansion into Asia (15th-18th centuries), and the history of Christianity in Japan and China.