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Leo Ching, Associate Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Director of International Comparative Studies

Leo Ching

His research interests include colonial discourse studies, postcolonial theory, Japanese mass culture, and theories of globalization and regionalism. He has published in boundary 2, positions and Public Culture.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  2204 Franklin Center, Room 227, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-5240
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • AMES 195.01, INTRO TO AMES Synopsis
    Gray 319, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • AMES 240S.01, GAMES AND CULTURE Synopsis
    Perkins 072, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 440S.01, ICS 255S.01, ISS 256S.01, LIT 440S.01, POLSCI 440S.01, VMS 255S.01)
  • AMES 605.01, EAST ASIAN CULTURAL ST Synopsis
    Allen 318, M 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 605.01, ICS 605.01, LIT 571.01)
Office Hours:

Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm or by appointment
Education:

Ph.D.University of California at San Diego1994
M.A.University of California at Los Angeles1988
B.A.Occidental College1985
Specialties:

Japanese
Research Interests: Popular Cultural and Colonial Studies

His research interests include colonial discourse studies, postcolonial theory, Japanese mass culture, and theories of globalization and regionalism. He has published in boundary 2, positions and Public Culture.

Keywords:

Decolonization • Physical geography

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Ching, L, Anti-Japan: The Politics of Sentiment in Postcolonial East Asia (2019), pp. 177 pages, Duke University Press, ISBN 978-1-4780-0289-5
  2. Maitra, A; Chow, R, What’s“in”? Disaggregating Asia through new media actants, in Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia (January, 2016), pp. 17-27, Routledge, ISBN 9781138026001 [doi]
  3. Ching, L, "Shiko fukanosei toshite no Mushajiken” (The Musha Rebellion as Unthinkable), in "Kioku suru taiwan" (Taiwan Remembers: Encountering Empire), edited by Mitsa, W; Chie, T; Ying-che, H (February, 2014), pp. 103-129, Tokyo University Press
  4. Ching, L, 'Japanese Devils': The conditions and limits of anti-Japanism in China, Cultural Studies, vol. 26 no. 5 (September, 2012), pp. 710-722, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs]
  5. Ching, L, Champion of justice: How asian heroes saved Japanese imperialism, Pmla, vol. 126 no. 3 (May, 2011), pp. 644-650, Modern Language Association (MLA) [doi]

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