Senate Faculty

Chengzhi Chu

  • Associate Professor of Chinese
  • Senior Program Advisor (Chinese)
  • Faculty of the Graduate Group in Lingustics
303 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 PM by zoom. In-person meetings available by appointment.

Michael Dylan Foster

  • Professor of Japanese
  • Department Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures
308 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Remote: Tues 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom: contact me for details. In person: Thurs 1:30-2:30pm (in office, Sproul Hall 308).

David J. Gundry

  • Associate Professor of Japanese
  • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for Japanese
302 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Spring: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am–noon, or by appointment.
Please email me for a Zoom link or to arrange an in-person meeting in 302 Sproul if preferred.

Nobuko Koyama

  • Associate Professor of Japanese
  • Japanese Language Program Coordinator
311 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Wednesday 11-12 pm (in person) & Thursday 1- 2 pm (Zoom. For the security purpose, I will email you a Zoom link. Please email me first)


Yoko Kato

  • Continuing Lecturer of Japanese
315 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Spring: Tuesdays (1:30 - 2:30 pm) & Fridays (1:30 - 2:30 pm). Remote.

I-chia Lee

  • Continuing Lecturer of Chinese
322 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
REMOTE: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00AM-12PM or by appointment

Yumi Takeuchi

  • Lecturer of Japanese
305 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Spring: My office hours will be online via Zoom for Spring 2022. Tuesday / Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 am or by appointment. The Zoom link and the password are in the course syllabus. *Students can request an in-person appointment via email.

Yutian Tan

  • Lecturer of Chinese
318 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Spring: 10:30-11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remote (Zoom Meeting ID: 999 9168 3317).

Miyo Uchida

  • Continuing Lecturer of Japanese
410 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Office Hours: T & F 3:10-4PM
Mode: Zoom
Zoom ID: 993 0338 3196 Passcode: 393939

Miki Wheeler

  • Continuing Lecturer of Japanese
314 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Spring: Tues / Thurs @3:10-4pm, or by appointment. My office hours are by Zoom, unless the student request an in-person meeting.

Binbin Yang

  • Continuing Lecturer of Chinese
307 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
Spring: Monday & Wednesday:5:30 PM—6:30 PM. Office Hour format: remote (


Xiaomei Chen

  • Distinguished Professor Emerita of Chinese Literature
  • Affiliated Faculty of Comparative Literature, Performance Studies Graduate Group, Cultural Studies Graduate Group, and CATS (Cinematic and Technological Studies)