Centers & Collaborations

The Department of Asian Languages & Literatures collaborates with a wide range of University of Minnesota departments and programs on course offerings, events, and research. Our professors serve as core or associated graduate faculty in departments across CLA. Additionally, faculty, staff, and students work regularly with the following interdisciplinary University centers, programs, and institutes, including:

Faculty Collaborations

In addition to the various institutions located on campus, our faculty members work with others outside of the University.

Joseph R. Allen, Professor Emeritus
  • Professor Allen is working with CET Academic Programs, a study abroad program located in Washington DC to develop two programs with ICLP at National Taiwan University.
Sungok Hong, Assistant Professor
  • The Hindi-Urdu program will launch an online Beginning Hindi course for students at Macalester in the fall of 2016. This is part of collaboration between the institutions of U of M and Macalester, and is funded by the ACM-EMKE (Associated Colleges of Midwest – Enhancing Midwest Knowledge Ecosystem) grant which is supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Maki Isaka, Professor
  • Professor Maki will be collaborating with a music professor from Kyoto City University for Arts (Japan) for an upcoming 2016 symposium.
Christine Marran, Chair & Associate Professor
  • Professor Marran is currently working with a Taiwanese artist on an e-book project.
Jason McGrath, Associate Professor
  • Professor McGrath is currently co-editing with Guo-Juin Hong (Duke U), Victor Fan (Kings College London), and Hongwei Thorn Chen (U of Minnesota) the volume Chinese Film Theory and Criticism: A Reader, in progress for the Film Theory in Media History series, Amsterdam University Press.
Paul Rouzer, Professor
  • Professor Rouzer is working with the Committee on Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts with long-term plans to expand the offerings on the history and philosophy of Buddhism over the coming 5-6 years.
Suvadip Sinha, Assistant Professor
  • Professor Sinha is about to start a project of a volume of essays on the question of the animal in postcolonial literatures and cultures, tentatively titled “Postcolonial Animality,” to be co-edited with Dr. Amit R. Baishya, Dept. of English, University of Oklahoma.
Travis Workman, Associate Professor
  • Professor Workman is working with the Nam Center at the University of Michigan to teach CIC courseshare courses to other Big Ten campuses through the Korea Foundation Korean Studies e-school.