Two professors in the East Asian Studies Department have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.
Wenhao Diao is promoted from Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies to tenured Associate Professor of East Asian Studies; and Takashi Miura is promoted from Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies to tenured Associate Professor of East Asian Studies.
Diao's research deals with the socio -linguistic and -cultural aspects of language learning and use and she has primarily focused on the phenomenon of study abroad. She is an affiliated faculty member in the interdisciplinary graduate program of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching.
Miura's research focuses on Japanese religions in the early modern and modern periods. He is the author of Agents of World Renewal: The Rise of Yonaoshi Gods in Japan, which examines the spread of the concept of "world renewal" (yonaoshi) in Japanese society from the late 18th to early 20th centuries