Theses & Dissertations

Many OSU masters theses and doctoral dissertations related to East Asia are available electronically through the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center—a free, online database of theses and dissertations from participating OhioLINK member schools. The ETD center contains the abstract and full text (if it was submitted) for all included theses and dissertations. Since the 2002-2003 academic year, all new OSU dissertations are automatically posted at OhioLINK. Full-text versions of many earlier OSU dissertations are available through Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations and Theses).

East Asian Theses and Dissertations Available at the ETD Center

Due to server issues on the OhioLink website, the ETD Center is currently offline. The links to the Theses and Dissertations below have been removed till such time as the server is restored.

Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics

Bain, Ruey-Fen Cheryl. Balancing work and family life needs: extension staff of the Farmers' Association in Taiwan. Doctor of Philosophy, 2000

Guo, Xiaoqi. The economic value of air-pollution-related health risks in China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Kim, Sam-Ryang. Consumer Health Information and Changing Preferences for Fats and Oils in Japan: Cointegration and a Complete Demand System Approach. Doctor of Philosophy, 1998

Liu, Kang Ernest. Food demand in urban China: An empirical analysis using micro household data. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Liu, Pu. Dependence Structure in Agricultural Index Insurance Design and Product Development. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

McGuire, William. Essays on Voluntary Standards in International Trade. Doctor of Philosphy, 2012.

Okajima, Shigeharu. Essays on the Effect of Environmental Policies in Japan. Doctor of Philosophy. 2012

Tokoyama, Yuki. Three essays on Japanese household food consumption. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Xu, Yun. Pricing to market and international trade evidence from US agricultural exports. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Yan, Wenye. Food demand in rural China: a study of rural household models. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Zheng, Yi. Essays On Nonparametric Econometrics With Applications To Consumer And Financial Economics. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008


Temple, Daniel Howard. Human biological variation during the agricultural transition in prehistoric Japan. Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology, 2007

Art Education

Chan, Wen-Chi. A case study of Grace Lin's picturebooks on Chinese themes : "Why couldn't Snow White be Chinese?". Master of Arts, 2005

Chen, Wing Nam Joyce. Craniofacial Differences Between Modern and Archaeological Asian Skeletal Populations. Doctor of Philosphy, Anthropology, 2011.

Chu, Rita CM. An apprenticeship in mask making: situated cognition, situated learning, and tool acquisition in the context of Chinese Dixi mask making. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Evans, Lin Jiang. A history of art education in the elementary and middle schools of The People's Republic of China 1949-1989 : political currents and influences in visual-arts education. Doctor of Philosophy, 2001

Jung, Hyunil. The Development of a Community-Based Art Education Curriculum for a Korean School in the United States: a Case Study. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Kuo, Chien-hua. A post-colonial critique of the representation of Taiwanese culture in children's picturebooks. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005

Shen, Lien Fan. The pleasure and politics of viewing Japanese anime. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Song, Jung Eun. Considering Nation Branding as a Way to Build International Cultural Relations: The Case Study of the Korean Cultural Centers in the United States. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010. 

Wang, Yinghua. Participatory Action Research with Chinese-American Families: Developing Digital Prototypes of Chinese Art Education Resources. Doctor of Philosophy, 2013. 

Business Administration

Katayama, Masatoshi. Advertising in Japan, 1947-1959, as influenced by the social and economic changes in the postwar period. Master of Business Administration, 1961


Allen, Thomas Harrell. An examination of the communicative interaction between the United States and the People's Republic of China from January 1969 to February 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, 1973

Li, Zhan. Western media corporations' risk and strategies in Post-WTO China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

Ryu, SungJin. The relationship between Korean mothers' communication practices with their children and children's deliberation-relevant communication abilities: Emotional regulation capacity and social cognitive development. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Comparative Studies

Maymind, Ilana. Ethics in Exile: A Comparative Study of Shinran and Maimonides. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Wamae, Wachanga Muriuki. That I Should Dance On The Earth: Shinran's Revaluation of 'Karmic Afflications'. MA in Comparative Studies, 2012. 

East Asian Languages and Literatures

Ananth, Priya. Acquisition of tense and aspect in Toki 'when' clauses in Japanese as a second/foreign language. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007.

Angles, Jeffrey. Writing the love of boys: representations of male-male desire in the literature of Murayama Kaita and Edogawa Ranpo. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Bae, Jaesuk. The development of the syllable initial system in Chinese and in Sino-Korean. Master of Arts, 1993

Bao, Ying. In Search Of Laughter In Maoist China: Chinese Comedy Film 1949-1966. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008.

Bi, Zhiwei. Xuxiu Siku Quanshu Zongmu Tiyao: An analysis of the Sequel to the Annotated Bibliography of the Four Treasures. Master of Arts, 1996.

Bourgerie, Dana Scott. Particles of uncertainty: A discourse to the Cantonese final particle. Master of Arts, 1987

Bourgerie, Dana Scott. A quantitative study of sociolinguistic variation in Cantonese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1990

Burns, Drew MacGregor. The Self-Understanding, Self-Evaluation and Analysis of China's New Social Stratum. Master of Arts, 2008.

Butler, Craig. An examination of 'dao Place (qu)' and 'qu Place' in Mandarin Chinese. Master of Arts, 1990

Butler, Hiroko Y. Bridge & non-bridge verb asymmetries in Japanese. Master of Arts, 1989.

Butler, Hiroko Yamashita. Processing of Japanese and Korean. Doctor of Philosophy, 1994.

Chan, Thomas A. Orthographic Change: Yue (Cantonese) Chinese Dialect Characters in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Master of Arts, 2001.

Chang, Mei-rong Lee. The Art of Liu Tsung-Yuan’s fables. Master of Arts, 1984.

Chao, Fang-yi. The sound system of the Qieyun: A phonemic interpretation. Doctor of Philosophy, 1998

Chen, Guangyan. Developing a Culture-Based Rating Criterion Model for Assessing Oral Performances in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011

Chen, Litong. Shaoguan Tuhua, a Local Vernacular of Northern Guangdong Province, China: A New Look from a Quantitative and Contact Linguistic Perspective. Master of Arts, 2012.

Chiang, Mien-Hwa. Three common reduplicated coordinate conjunctions in Chinese. Master of Arts, 1984

Chiang, Mien-Hwa. A study of anaphora in Chinese recipe discourse. Doctor of Philosophy, 1992

Chino, Noriko. Miyabe Miyuki's Place in the Development of Japanese Mystery Fiction. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Chou, Shizhen. Hong Wu Zheng Yun: Its relation to the Nanjing dialect and its impact on Standard Mandarin. Doctor of Philosophy, 1989

Christensen, Matthew. The Punctual Aspect in Chinese: A Study of the Perfective and Inchoative Aspect Markers in Mandarin and Cantonese. Master of Arts, 1990

Christensen, Matthew. Variation in spoken and written narrative discourse. Doctor of Philosophy, 1994

Davis, Junko. A Prosodic Study of the "Inverted Sentence" in Beijing Mandarin. Master of Arts, 2004

Dean, Henry. Rules for Mandarin le deletion. Master of Arts, 1983

Eda, Sanae. Processing of intonation patterns in Japanese: implications for Japanese as a foreign language. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Fang, Ning-ning. A study of the 1956 scheme for simplifying Chinese characters. Master of Arts, 1971

Fung, Roxana Suk Yee. Final Particles in Standard Cantonese: Semantic Extension and Pragmatic Inference. Doctor of Philosophy, 2000.

Filler, Stephen. Chaos from order: anarchy and anarchism in modern Japanese fiction, 1900-1930. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Filler, Stephen. Hasegawa Nyozekan : the pedagogical value of fiction for a political philosopher. Master of Arts, 1997

Fujita, Naoya. The genitive subject in Japanese and universal grammar. Master of Arts, 1988.

Fung, Roxana Suk Yee. Final Particles in Standard Cantonese: Semantic Extension and Pragmatic Inference. Doctor of Philosophy, 2000.

Gibbs, Levi Samuel. Song Kingdom: Tradition, Social Change, and the Contemporary Art of a Northern Shaanxi Folksinger. Doctor of Philosophy, 2013.

Gilliland, Joshua. Language Attitudes and Ideologies in Shanghai, China. Master of Arts, 2006

Han, Yuan. The language of newspaper advertising in Chinese. Master of Arts, 1991

He, Baozhang. The two constructions NP + VP and VP + de + NP in Chinese. Master of Arts, 1985

He, Baozhang. Situation types and aspectual classes of verbs in Mandarin Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1992

Hobbs, Ayanna Bajita Doretha. Phallic power of African American men: a study in Japanese literature (1930-present). Master of Arts, 1999

Horn, Stephen Wright. Syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of accusative-quotative constructions in Japanese. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Hoshino, Takane. An analysis of Hosii in modern spoken Japanese. Master of Arts, 1991.

Hsieh, Chen-ooi Chin. Evolution of the theme of Tou O Yüan. Doctor of Philosophy, 1974

Hu, Wenze. The inverted sentence in the Beijing dialect. Master of Arts, 1989

Hu, Wenze. Functional perspectives and Chinese word order. Doctor of Philosophy, 1995

Inamoto, Masako. Insignificance Given Meaning: The Literature of Kita Moio. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Jagacinski, Ngampit. Tai Lue of Xishuanebanna in China's Yunnan Province: Description and a study of the OV order in the Pau construction. Doctor of Philosophy, 1987

Jin, Shunde. An acoustic study of sentence stress in Mandarin Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1996.

Kang, Hana. Heritage language maintenance, acculturation, and identity: Chinese and Korean 1.5 generation immigrants in New Jersey. Master of Arts, 2004

Kang, Hana. Computer-Based Writing and Paper-Based Writing: A Study of Beginning-Level and Intermediate-Level Chinese Learners' Writing. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Kato, Michiko. Teaching the concept of tatemae to English-speakers. Master of Arts, 2000.

Kashiwagi, Akiko. Processing Relative Clauses in First and Second Language: A Case Study. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Kawabe, Jun. Listener’s role and conversational strategies in Japanese discourse: an analysis of repetition. Master of Arts, 1992.

Langton, Scott Charles. The Works of Nakajima Atsushi "War is war and literature is literature". Master of Arts, 1992

Lee, Ok Joo. The Pragmatics and Intonation of Ma-Particle Questions in Mandarin. Master of Arts, 2000.

Lee, Ok Joo. The prosody of questions in Beijing Mandarin. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Lee, Peace Bakwon. Contested Stories: Constructing Chaoxianzu Identity. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Liao, Rongrong. Pitch contour formation in Mandarin Chinese : a study of tone and intonation. Doctor of Philosophy, 1994

Li, Minggang. The Early Years Of Bungei Shunjū And The Emergence Of A Middlebrow Literature. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Lin, Huey Hannah. Contextualizing linguistic politeness in Chinese - a socio-Pragmatic approach with examples from persuasive sales talk in Taiwan Mandarin. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Liu, Cheng-hui. Analytical study of the Lingbao dialect. Master of Arts, 1988

Liu, Cheng-hui. Nouns, nominalization and denominalization in Classical Chinese: A study based on Mencius and Zuozhuan. Doctor of Philosophy, 1991

Lloyd, Alicia Dawn. A Rhetorical Analysis of the Tao-te-ching: Some Taoist Figures of Speech. Doctor of Philosophy, 1974

Lotz, Joshua. A discussion of the role of Chinese Medicine in the modern health care system. Master of Arts, 2008

Luft, Stephen. Language classroom risk-taking behavior in a performed culture-based program. Master of Arts, 2007

Masumoto, Ayaka. Overt Pronouns and Bound Variable Reading in L2 Japanese. Master of Arts, 2008

Matsumura, Misako. Abe Tomoji, japanese modernist novelist as social critic and humanist, the early years (1925-1936). Master of Arts, 1998

Matsunaga, Setsuko. The development of case marking in Japanese. Master of Arts, 1983

McAloon, Patrick O. Chinese at Work: Evaluating Advanced Language Use in China-related Careers. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

McGinnis, Scott. A pragmatic analysis of Mandarin interrogatives: data from modern Taiwan drama. Doctor of Philosophy, 1990

Meng, Nan. Chinese Culture Themes and Cultural Development: From a Family Pedagogy to a Performance-Based Pedagogy of a Foreign Language and Culture. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Miracle, W. Charles. Discourse markers in Mandarin Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1991

Nagatomi, Ayumi. Pedagogical implications of negative questions in Japanese. Master of Arts, 1999.

Nakamura, Mari. Some observations on antecedent-consequent constructions in Japanese: a pragmatic study of kara and node. Master of Arts, 1987.

Nakata, Kaori. The Room of Sweet Honey: the adult Shôjo fiction of Japanese novelist Mori Mari (1903-1987). Master of Arts, 2004

Noble, Jonathan Scott. Cultural Performance in China: beyond resistance in the 1990s. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Ogino, Megumi. An analysis of sae. Master of Arts, 1990.

Okutsu, Yuko. Functions of yahari/yappari. Master of Arts, 1992.

Omori, Kyoko. Detecting Japanese Vernacular Modernism: Shinseinen Magazine and the Development of the Tantei Shosetsu Genre, 1920-1931. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Omori, Kyoko. Problems in English translation of Japanese literature: A study of Natsume Sôseki's botchan and kokoro. Master of Arts, 1996

Onoe, Atsushi. Functions of Ne and its uses by learners. Master of Arts, 1997.

Oshiro, Tokiko. Aspects of semantic change in honorific verbs of the Okinawan language. Master of Arts, 1987

Oyama, Atsuko. Japanese native speakers' attitudes towards attention-getting ne of intimacy in relation to Japanese femininities. Master of Arts, 2008

Pai, Yi Fan. Exploring the Personal Experience Narratives of 1949 Chinese Immigrants to Taiwan. Master of Arts, 2008

Qin, Xizhen. Towards Understanding Misunderstanding in Cross-Cultural Communication: The Case of American Learners of Chinese Communicating with Chinese People in the Chinese Language. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Ratté, Alexander Takenobu. Contact-Induced Phonological Change in Taiwanese. Master of Arts, 2011

Riha, Helena. The Morphology and Semantics of Roman Letter Words in Mandarin Chinese. Master of Arts, 2006

Rouzer, John (Jack) Harvey. Ontological metaphor in Chinese syntax. Doctor of Philosophy, 1997

Sergent, Wallace K., Jr. A study of the oral reading strategies of advanced and highly advanced second language readers of Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1990

Savas, Minae Yamamoto. Feminine Madness In The Japanese Noh Theatre. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Sawasaki, Koichi. L2 reading by learners of Japanese: a comparison of different L1s. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Seung, Shauna. (Wennerod, Shauna Seung). Towards Accuracy in Chinese Tonal Production: Seven Case Studies. Master of Arts, 1998.

Shen, Haibing. Gender and conversational interaction in Mandarin Chinese: a corpus-based study of radio talk shows. Master of Arts, 1997

Shepherd, Eric Todd. A pedagogy of storytelling based on Chinese storytelling traditions. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Shi, Jianguo. Shuyang phonology. Doctor of Philosophy, 1994

Shibata, Chihaya. Honorific predication in early middle Japanese: a critical survey with examples from the Ookagami. Master of Arts, 1997.

Smith, Akiko. The homosexual theme in medieval Japanese fiction with an annotated translation of a representative tale : Toribeyama monogatari. Master of Arts, 1984

Su, Lulei. A pedagogical perspective on Advanced L2 Learners’ acquisition of Chinese conceptual metaphor. Master of Arts, 2011

Suzuki, Misako. Refusing requests in Japanese: analysis and pedagogical implications. Master of Arts, 1997.

Takahashi, Sonoko. The Interrogative Marker KA in Japanese. Master of Arts, 1995.

Tang, Jian. Prototypes in Lesser Seal Scripts (China, ca. 221 BC - AD 220). Doctor of Philosophy, 1996.

Turner, Holly D. Examining the Concepts, Situation and Inner Contradictions of the Chinese Media Through the News Reporting of Sudden Incidents in 2008. Master of Arts, 2009.

Tutatchikova, Olga Petrovna. Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation by foreign learners : the role of memory in learning and teaching. Master of Arts, 1995.

Wang, Liangqing. Origin and development of classifiers in Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1994

Wilburn, Deborah Ann. Naturalistic inquiry into kindergarten children's experiences in a Spanish immersion setting : a collaborative research project. Doctor of Philosophy, 1993

Wu, Sue-mei. Instrumentality in classical Chinese: A study of the function word yi with special reference to The Confucian analects.Master of Arts, 1994

Wu, Sue-mei. The coverbs in Classical Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1997

Wu, Xiaoqi. Zai, dao, and gei constructions -- A study of Chinese word order. Doctor of Philosophy, 1996

Xu, Wang. A Comparison of Chinese and Taiwan Sign Languages: Towards a New Model for Sign Language Comparison. Master of Arts, 2006

Yan, Jing. Social Variation of Vernacular Written Cantonese in Guangzhou (Canton City), China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Yang, Chunsheng (George). The Acquisition of Mandarin Prosody by American Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011

Yang, Yan. Ne in the Novel Honglou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber): Gender, Social Status and a Sentence-Final Particle. Master of Arts, 2003

Yip, Leo Shing Chi. Reinventing China: cultural adaptation in medieval Japanese Nô Theatre. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

Yu, Li. Toward a pedagogical model of learning to read Chinese as a foreign language. Master of Arts, 1997

Yu, Li. A history of reading in late Imperial China, 1000-1800. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003

Yu, Ying. The Fantastic in the 1960s and 1970s: The Idea of Subversion and an Exploration of Style. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Zhang, Yongfang. Performance-based Chinese L2 Reading Instruction: A Spiral Approach. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Zhou, Lieting. On the occurrence conditions of localizers in Mandarin Chinese. Master of Arts, 1994

Zhu, Bo. Chinese Cultural Values And Chinese Language Pedagogy. Master of Arts, 2008

Earth Science

Sedlacek, Alexa R.C. Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy and Carbonate Sedimentology of the Latest Permain to Early Triassic in the Western United States, Northern Iran, and Southern China. Doctor of Philosophy, Geological Science, 2013.

Tierney, Kate E. Carbon and Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy of the Permian from Nevada and China: Implications from an Icehouse to Greenhouse Transition. Doctor of Philosophy, Geological Science, 2010.


Cooper, Molly Malloy. Japanese American wages, 1940-1990. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Jiang, Zheng. Three Essays in Economic Growth and Development. 2012.

Kang, Hyunju. Essays in International Macroeconomics. Master of Economics, 2012.

Ma, Li. Essays in Housing Choices and Consumer Behavior. Doctor of Philosophy, Economics. 2012.

Shi, Huimin. Three Essays on the Empirical Relevance of International Trade Models: New Evidence from China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Yoo, Dongwoo. Three Essays in Economic Growth and Development. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Kato, Ryo. Three Essays in Monetary Economics; What Do We Learn from Monetary Economics for the Lost Decade of Japan? Doctor of Philosophy, 2002.

Educational Policy and Leadership

Baek, Mi-Kyung. Insider at border: interactions of technology, language, culture, and gender in computer-Mediated communication by Korean female learners of English. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Bang, Youngjoo. Factors affecting Korean students' risk-taking behavior in an EFL classroom. Doctor of Philosophy, 1999

Bodenstein, Lynn. The effects of Japanese Zen Breathing Meditation and progressive relaxation on memorization. Master of Arts, 1980

Everson, Michael Erwin. The effect of word-unit spacing upon the reading strategies of native and non-native readers of Chinese: an eye-tracking study. Doctor of Philosophy, 1986

Hsu, Chung-Jen. Development of an indigenous Chinese personality inventory based on the principle of Yin-Yang and the five elements and on the ancient Chinese text "Jen Wu Chih". Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Kim, Eunyoung. Korean ESL learners' learning styles based on their personality, oral proficiency, and national origin. Master of Arts, 1991

Kim, Sang Hyun. John Dewey's Ideas on Authority and Their Significance for Contemporary Korean Schools.Doctor of Philosophy, 2012

Lang, Yong. The acquisition sequence of English Articles: a longitudinal case study of a Chinese ESL learner in the American context. Doctor of Philosophy, 1998

Lin, Huey-jen. A study of the responces of three American and three Chinese children to picturebooks of Chinese folktales. Doctor of Philosophy, 1995

Liu, Mei-Ying. Portrayals of the Chinese in fiction for children 1925-1991. Doctor of Philosophy, 1993

Meyer, Carol A. The role of peer relationships in the socialization of children to preschool: a Korean example. Doctor of Philosophy, 1989

Peng, Ping-chuan. New immigrant children's complicated becomings: a multi-sited ethnography in a Taiwanese diasporic space. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Rhee, Jeong-eun. Globalization, education and identity: a critical auto-ethnography of traveling Korean (descendent) women in U.S. Higher Education. Doctor of Philosophy, 2002

Tang, Meiling. Gender differences in relationsip between background experiences and three levels of spatial ability. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Tomita, Hideo. Identifying and explaining L2 learners' difficulties: a case of the Japanese particles WA and GA. Doctor of Philosophy, 1995

Yen, Yuh-Yun. Identity issues in EFL and ESL textbooks: a sociocultural perspective. Doctor of Philosophy, 2000

Yough, Michael S. Self-Efficacy and the Language Learner. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Zeki, Cynthia Miller. A common culture, individual voices: an ethnographic case study of five Chinese student writers. Doctor of Philosophy, 1995

Education: Physical Activities and Educational Services

Choi, Woojae. Influences of Formal Learning, Personal Characteristics, and Work Environment Characteristics on Informal Learning Among Middle Managers in the Korean Banking Sector. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Huang, WenRou. A comparison of the Influences of Different Training Approaches on Trainees' Perceptions of Self-Efficacy to Achieve Training Outcomes Among Bankers in Taiwan. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Hwang, Sun Ok. The Relationships Among Perceived Effectiveness of Network-Building Training Approaches, Extent of Advice Networks, and Perceived Individual Job Performance Among Employees in a Semiconductor Manufacturing Company in Korea. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Yoon, Dong-Yeol. The Relationships Among the Extent of Participant Involvement in Cross-Cultural Learning Activities, Individual Differences of Participants, and Adaptation of Expatriate Managers to the Host Country in a Korean Multinational Corporation. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Educational Services and Research

Cho, Dae Yeon. Unintended consequences among trainers delivering structured on-the-job training In a Korean organization. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Tsai, Jui-min. Team teaching and teachers' professional learning: case studies of collaboration between foreign and Taiwanese English teachers in Taiwanese elementary schools. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Williams, Benjamin M. Type, knowing style and gender through the experience of Asian international students in the US. Master of Arts, 2000

Woo, Boyun. Cultural Effects on Work Attitudes and Behaviors: The Case of American and Korean Fitness Employees. Doctor of Philosophy, 2009

Educational Studies: Hums, Science, Tech & Voc

Lee, Chan. Perceived job change toward dimensions of knowledge work among three levels of employees in a Korean bank. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Song, Juyoung. Language ideologies and identity: Korean children’s language socialization in a bilingual setting. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Education Teaching and Learning

Birkby, Stuart J. English-Language Introduction to Contemporary Taiwan: A Historicolinguistic Perspective. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Fang, Ming. A Multiple Case Study of Chinese Students' L2 Taks Representation Across Three Reading-to-Write Tasks in an Undergraduate EAP Writing Courses. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Hardman, Jocelyn Brooks. The Intelligibility of Chinese-Accented English to International and American Students at a US University. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Hsiao-Feng Tsai. Classroom Discourse and Reading Comprehension in Bilingual Settings: A Case Study of Collaborative Reasoning in a Chinese Heritage Language Learners' Classroom. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Ko, Kyoungrok. Perceptions of KFL/ESL Teachers in North America Regarding Feedback on College Student Writing. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010. 

Lee, Eun-Jo. Exploring L2 Writing Strategies from Socio-Cognitive Perspective: Mediated Actions, Goals, and Setting in L2 Writing. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Lee, Sang Kyo. A Study of the Effects of Two Reading Environments on L2 Readers' Strategic Behaviors Toward Unknown Words. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010. 

Liu, Yu-Hsiu. Syntactic Differences nad Foreign Language Reading Anxiety: An Investigation of Taiwanese University Students. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Monobe, Gumiko. Narratives of Identity and Culturally Relevant Practives of Japanese Descent Teachers. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Shih, Ya-ting. Taiwanese-Guoyu Bilingual Children and Adults' Sibilant Fricative Production Patterns. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Shima, Hiroshi. Japanese Sojourners Learning English: Language Ideologies and Identity Among Middle School Students. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Su, Liping. Language Socialization of Chinese Children in the American Midwest: Learning to Write in American Preschool, Chinese Sunday School, and at Home. Doctor of Philosopy, 2013.

Yang, Hsiao-Ching. How Well are Secondary Social Studies Teachers Prepared to Teach Global Education? Pre-Service Teacher and Faculty's Perspectievs of the Implementation of Global Education in Teacher Education Programs in Taiwan. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Yang, Hsiu-Hui. Exploring Native and Non-native English Teachers' Integrated Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Instructional Practive: A Case Study of four Teachers at a Taiwan University. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Yu, Yang. Attitudes of Learners Toward English: A Case of Chinese College Students. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Wu, Hsin-Chieh. Collective Responsibility, Academic Optimism, and Student Achievement in Taiwan Elementary Schools. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Educational Theory and Practice

Nam, Jung Mi. Perceptions of Korean college students and teachers about communication-Based English instruction: evaluation of a college EFL curriculum in South Korea. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Wang, Chuang. Self-regulated learning strategies and self-efficacy beliefs of children learning English as a second language. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

Wang, Tzu-Ling. Brain hemispheric preferences of fouth- and fifth-grade science teachers and students in Taiwan: An investigation of the relationships to student spatial and verbal ability, student achievement, student attitudes, and teaching practice. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008


Hayashi, Ann Koto. Face of the enemy, heart of a patriot: Japanese-American internment narratives. Doctor of Philosophy, 1992

Kwon, Kyounghye. Local Performances, Global Stages: Postcolonial and Indigenous Drama and Performance in Glocal Circuits. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Yan, Nancy. Negotiating Authenticity: Multiplicity, Anomalies, and Context in Chinese Restaurants. Doctor of Philosophy, 2013.

Geodetic Science

Tseng, Kuo-Hsin. Satellite Altimetry And Radiometry for Inland Hydrology, Coastal Sea-Level and Environmental Studies. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.


Shelton, Joel A. Female labor in the postwar Japanese economy: a geographic perspective. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Li, Weijia. Anna Seghers' China-Begegnung in ihrem Leben und ihren Werken.Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.


Balabanlilar, Lisa Ann. Lords of the Auspicious Conjunction: Turco- Mongol Imperial Identity on the Subcontinent. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Chang, Doris Ting-Ling. Daughters of Formosa: feminist discourses and women's movements in Taiwan, 1920-2002. Doctor of Philosophy, 2002

Gibby, Bryan Robert. Fighting in a Korean war: the American advisory missions from 1946-1953. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Holwitt, Joel Ira. "Execute against Japan": freedom-of-the-seas, the U.S Navy, fleet submarines, and the U.S. decision to conduct unrestricted warfare, 1919-1941. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005

Huh, Nam-Sung. The quest for a bulwark of anti-communism : the formation of the Republic of Korea Army Officer Corps and its political socialization, 1945-1950. Doctor of Philosophy, 1987

Jacobson, Mark R. 'Minds then hearts:' U.S. political and psychological warfare during the Korean War. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005

Judge, Sean M. The Turn of the Tide, July 1942--February 1943: Shifting Strategic Initiative i nthe Pacific in World War II. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Keith, Matthew E. The logistics of power: Tokugawa response to the Shimabara Rebellion and power projection in 17th-Century Japan. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Mizuno, Norihito. Japan and its East Asian neighbors: Japan’s perception of China and Korea and the making of foreign policy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Nelson, Craig Doyle. Nuclear Bonds: Atoms for Peace in the Cold War and in the Non-Western World. Master of Arts, 2009

Nishiyama, Takashi. Swords into plowshares: civilian application of wartime military technology in modern Japan, 1945-1964. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Peck, Martin Edward. Chinese coolie emigration to Latin America. Master of Arts, 1934

Plating, John D. Keeping China in the war: the Trans-Himalayan "Hump" Airlift and Sino-US Strategy in World War II. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Rodriguez, Robyn L. Journey to the East: The German Military Mission in China, 1927-1938. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Son, Kyengho. The 4.3 Incident: Background, Development, and Pacification, 1945-1949. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Tosaka, Yuji. Hollywood goes to Tokyo: American cultural expansion and imperial Japan, 1918-1941. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Wu, Shijin. Organizational capability, entrepreneurship, and environment: Chinese multinationals, 1912-1949. Master of Arts, 2008

Xu, Yan. War Heroes: Constructing the Soldier and the State in Modern China, 1942-1945. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

History of Art

Davis, Walter B. Wang Yiting and the Art of Sino-Japanese Exchange. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Dundon, Janice L. A problematic cast iron sculpture from Tibet. Master of Arts, 1977.

Ho, Eliza. From xin guohua (new national painting) to the founder of the Lingnan School : transformation of the representations of Gao Jianfu and his art by a regional discourse. Master of Arts, 2003

Lin, Su-Hsing. Feng Zikai's Art and the Kaiming Book Company: art for the people in early twentieth century China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Lin, Wei. The Buddhist Caves at Qixiashan, China (Southern Dynasties, 420-589 CE). Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Li, Vivian Yan. Art negotiations : Chinese international art exhibitions in the 1930s. Master of Arts, 2006

Kamata, Mayumi. Chinese art exhibitions in Japan, ca 1900 to 1931. Master of Arts, 2001

Matsushita, Emi. Iconography of Mahākāla. Master of Arts, 2001

Maki, Ariana Pansa. The Temple of Tamzhing Lhundrup Choling and the Legacy of Pema Lingpa (1450-1521): An Iconological Study. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Shen, Kuiyi. Wu Changshi and the Shanghai Art World in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. Doctor of Philosophy, 2000

Suchan, Thomas. The eternally flourishing stronghold: an iconographic study of the Buddhist sculpture of the Fowan and related sites at Beishan, Dazu Ca. 892-1155. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003

Zhang, Rui. Feng Xiaogang and Chinese cinema after 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005

Zhou, Yan. The centrality of culture in art: the contemporary challenge to Chinese artists, particularly Wenda Gu. Doctor of Philosphy, 2005.

Zhu, Tianshu. Buddhas and Bodhisattvas: emanators and emanated beings in the Buddhist art of Gandhara, Central Asia, and China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Interdisciplinary Programs

Bai, Di. A feminist brave new world : the cultural revolution model theater revisited. Doctor of Philosophy, 1997

Mou, Sherry Jenq-yunn. Gentlemen's prescriptions for women's lives: Liu Hsiang's The Biographies of Women and its influence on the "biographies of women" chapters in early Chinese dynastic histories. Doctor of Philosophy, 1994


Sugita, Satoshi. Cherry blossoms and rising sun – a systematic and objective analysis of Gunka (Japanese war songs) in five historical periods (1868-1945). Master of Arts, 1972


Ao, Benjamin Xiaoping. Phonetics and phonology of Nantong Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1993.

Baker, Kirk. Multilingual Distributional Lexical Similarity. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Dai, Xiang-ling. Chinese morphology and its interface with syntax. Doctor of Philosophy, 1992

Elliott, Dale Eugene. Interrogation in English and Mandarin Chinese. Master of Arts, 1965

Gao, Qian. Argument structure, HPSG, and Chinese grammar. Doctor of Philosophy, 2001

Hashimoto, Anne Yue. Embedding structures in Mandarin. Doctor of Philosophy, 1966

Hashimoto, Mantaro J. Phonology of Ancient Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1965

Holliday, Jeffrey. The Emergence of L2 Phonological Contrast in Perception: The Case of Korean Sibilant Fricatives. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Huang, Shuan-Fan. Subject and object in Mandarin. Master of Arts, 1966

Huang, Shuan-Fan. A study of adverbs. Doctor of Philosophy, 1971

Huang, Tsan. Language-Specificity in auditory perception of Chinese tones. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

Jun, Sun-Ah. The Phonetics and Phonology of Korean Prosody. Doctor of Philosophy, 1993

Kang, Soyoung. Effects of prosody and context on the comprehension of syntactic ambiguity in English and Korean. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Kobayashi, Yasuhide. Accent in the Hirosaki Dialect of Japanese. Master of Arts, 1970

Kubota, Yusuke. (In)flexibility of Constituency in Japanese in Multi-Modal Categorial Grammar with Structured Phonology. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Lee, Gina. Comparative, diachronic and experimental perspectives on the interaction between tone and vowel in standard Cantonese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1993

Lee, Jungmee. Evidentiality and its Interaction with Tense: Evidence from Korean. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Lee, Sun-Hee. A lexical analysis of select unbounded dependency constructions in Korean. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

Li, Fangfang. The Phonetic Development of Voiceless Sibilant Fricatives in English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Lin, Hwei-Bing. Comparison of the differences in tone sandhi among slow speech, normal speech and fast speech in Mandarin Chinese. Master of Arts, 1982

Lu, Xiaofei. Hybrid models for Chinese unknown word resolution. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Ohso, Mieko. A phonological study of some English loan words in Japanese. Master of Arts, 1971

Peng, Shu-hui. Phonetic implementation and perception of segmental coarticulation and tone sandhi. Doctor of Philosophy, 1995

Riha, Helena. Lettered Words and Roman Letter Characters in Chinese Writing: A Study Of Alphabetic Writing in Chinese Newswires. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Sheu, Ying-yu. Topics in a Categorial Theory of Chinese syntax. Doctor of Philosophy, 1990

Shih, Barbara Mei. Negation in Chinese. Master of Arts, 1966

Thompson, Sandra A. English and Mandarin Chinese: Definite and indefinite determiners and modifying clause structures. Master of Arts, 1965

Thompson, Sandra A. On relative clause structure in relation to the nature of sentence complexity. Doctor of Philosophy, 1969

Wong, Wai Yi Peggy. Syllable fusion in Hong Kong Cantonese connected speech. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006.

Xu, Lei. Phonological variation and word recognition in continuous speech. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Yoon, Kyuchul. Building a prosodically sensitive diphone database for a Korean text-To-Speech synthesis system. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Zhang, Zheng-sheng. Tone and tone sandhi in Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 1988


Hsieh, Ching-Hsuan Lily. Chinese poetry of Li Po set by four twentieth century British composer: Bantock, Warlock, Bliss, and Lambert. Doctor of Musical Arts, 2004.

Hung, Tsun-Hui. One Music? Two Musics? How Many Musics? Cognitive Ethnomusicological, Behavioral, and fMRI Study on Vocal and Instrumental Rhythm Processing. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011

Kim, Joo Won. The Development of Contemporary Korean Music with Emphasis on Works of Isang Yun. Doctor of Musical Arts, 2011.

Kim, Soo-Jin. Diasporic P'ungmul in the United States: A Journey Between Korea and the United States. Doctor of Musical Arts, 2011.

Lee, Eunsook. Translation into Korean of Chapter 9, Appendix I, and II of "The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice" By Barbara M. Doscher. Doctor of Musical Arts, 2011.

Li, Mo. Musical and Lyrical Multiplicity of Hua-er Flower Songs. Doctor of Musical Arts, 2011

Sansbury, Sally Liew. The Xinjiang piano suites of Shi Fu. Doctor of Musical Arts, 2007

Sun, Yung Wei. A performance Guide to Mandarin-Chinese Diction and Selected Art Songs. Doctor of Musical Arts, 2011

Szczepanski, Beth. Sheng Guan in the Past and Present: Tradition, Adaptation and Innovation in Wutai Shan's Buddhist Music. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Natural Resources

Cho, Kye Joong. Developing an interpretive planning model for a national park: a stakeholder-Based needs assessment study for Korea. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Hao, Jianjun. Residents’ knowledge, perceptions, attitudes, and willingness to pay for non-point source pollution control: a study of Nansihu Lake Watershed, China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

Hongxia, Duan. Social process of environmental risk perception, preferences of risk management and public participation in decision making: a cross-cultural study between the United States and China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005

Hsu, Yi-Hsuan. An integrated model for investigation of social-Psychological influences on college students' attitudinal tendencies toward appropriate environmental behavior: a study in Taiwan. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Li, Yanqing. A comparative study of public participation in the process of implementation of environmental impact assessment between the United States and China. Master of Science, 2003

Political Science

Búzás, Zoltan I. Race and International Politics: How Racial Prejudice Can Shape Discord and Cooperation Among Great Powers. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Carson, Austin Matthews. Secrecy, Acknowledgement, and War Escalation: A Study in Covert Competition. Doctor of Philosophy, 2013.

Choi, Jong Kun. A region of their making: visions of regional orders and paths to peace making in northeast Asia. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Dolan, Thomas Michael Jr.  Declaring Victory and Admitting Defeat. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Hu, Lan. One Party Dominance Survival: The Case of Singapore and Taiwan. Doctor of Philosophy, 2011.

Kim, Tong Fi. The Alliance Market: American Security Relations Under Unipolarity. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Langfield, Danielle. Harbingers of Change? Subnational Politics in Dominant Party Systems. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010.

Luehrmann, Laura M. Officials face the masses : citizen contacting in modern China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2000

Pu, Xiaoyu. Limited Rebranding: Status Signaling, Multiple Audiences, and the Incoherence of China's Grand Strategy. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Suh, Jiwon. The Politics of Transitional Justice in Post-Suharto Indonesia. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012.

Tsai, Chia-hung. Party voting in comparative perspective: the United States, Taiwan, and Japan. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003.

Willey, Elaine Ann. Explaining the Vote: Claiming Credit and Managing Blame in the United States Senate. Doctor of Philosophy, 2002

Zhang, Biwu. China’s perception of the US: an Exploration of China’s foreign policy motivations. Doctor of Philosophy, 2002.


Kim, Eunha. Mental health practitioners in South Korea and United States: Occupational stress, theoretical orientation and psychological interest. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Lee, Szu-Hui. Saliency of one's heritage culture: Asian cultural values and its interconnections with collective self-esteem and acculturation/enculturation as predictor of psychological well-being of people of Chinese descent. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Lin, Shu-Ping. An exploration of Chinese international students' social self-efficacies. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Xie, Dong.Personality factors as cultural specific predictors of anxiety among mainland Chinese and Caucasian American college students. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures

Dong, Xinran. Requests in academic settings in English, Russian and Chinese. Doctor of Philosophy, 20009

Social Work

Song, Young In. Battered Korean women in urban America : the relationship of cultural conflict to wife abuse. Doctor of Philosophy, 1986


Benderlioglu, Zeynep A. Perception of hostility and blameworthiness, anger, and aggression in the US, Turkey, and China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003

Lu, Jin. Social security reform and it's impact on Chinese firms during transition. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Tsai, Choming. The recent change in the social status of Chinese women. Master of Arts, 1918.

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Chang, Chiung-Yun. Dialect Differences in the Production and Perception of Mandarin Chinese Tones. Doctor of Philosophy, 2010

Pan, Ho-hsien. The voicing contrasts of Taiwanese (Amoy) initial stops: Data from adults and children. Doctor of Philosophy, 1994

Unkefer, James Bruce. Hakka Chinese tones: An acoustic and perceptual study. Master of Arts, 1982

Teaching and Learning

Chen, Lih-Mei D. Taiwanese junior high school English Teachers’ perceptions of the washback effect of the basic competence test in English. Doctor of Philosophy, 2002.

Choi, Seonghee. Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Korean Middle Schools: Exploration of Communicative Language Teaching through Teachers' Beliefs and Self-Reported Classroom Teaching Practices. Doctor of Philosophy, 1999

Jeong, Tae-Young. Assessing and Interpreting Students’ English Oral Proficiency Using D-Voci in an EFL Context. Doctor of Philosophy, 2003

Joo, Hyungmi. Biliteracy development: A multiple case study of Korean bilingual adolescents. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005

Kachi, Reiko. Factors predicting native and nonnative listeners’ evaluative reactions to Japanese English. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Kasai, Masataka. Global education in practice: a case study of one Japanese high school. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Kim, Seung Jung. Exploring willingness to communicate (WTC) in English among Korean EFL (English as a foreign language) students in Korea: WTC as a predictor of success in second language acquisition. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Kim, Soonhyang. Active verbal participation in U.S. classrooms: perceptions of East Asian international graduate students. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Kobayashi, Chiho. The use of pocket electronic dictionaries as compared with printed dictionaries by Japanese learners of English. Doctor of Philosophy, 2006

Kurihara, Yuka. Appropriating pedagogical tools: A case study of Japanese secondary school EFL teachers returning from overseas in-service teacher education program. Doctor of Philosophy, 2007

Lee, Choon-hwa. Sociocultural identity and second language learning : a study of Korean students in an American university. Doctor of Philosophy, 2001

Lee, Jeong-Ah. Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy in Teaching English, Perceived English Language Proficiency, and Attitudes Toward the English Language: A Case of Korean Public Elementary School Teachers. Doctor of Philosophy, 2009

Liaw, En-Chong. “How are they different?” A comparative study of native and nonnative foreign language teaching assistants regarding selected characteristics: teacher efficacy, approach to language teaching/teaching, teaching strategies and perception of nativeship. Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

Liu, Jun. Perceptions of Selected International Graduate Students Towards Oral Classroom Participation in Their Academic Content Courses in a U.S. University. Doctor of Philosophy, 1996

Shih, Ya-ting. Taiwanese-Guoyu Bilingual Children and Adults' Sibilant Production Patterns. Doctor of Philosophy, 2012

Son, Eun Hye. Responses of Korean Transnational Children to Picture Books Representing Diverse Population of Korean People and Their Culture. Doctor of Philosophy, 2009

Wang, Kung Fu Sunny. The development of benchmarks and the selection of appropriate methods to assess technological literacy portion of the natural science and living technology curriculum as required by The 2000 National Curriculum Guidelines of the Republic Of China (Taiwan). Doctor of Philosophy, 2004.

Yi, Youngjoo. Immigrant students' out-of-school literacy practices: A qualitative study of Korean students' experiences. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Textiles and Clothing

Ren, Jing. The Determinants for Chinese Consumers' Intention to Use Soy-based Dietary Supplements: An Application of The Theory of Planned Behavior. Master of Science, 2009


Mao, Yuen-jean. Stan Lai and his Performance Workshop : the Chinese imagination and the Taiwanese identity from 1980 to 2000. Master of Arts, 2005

Vocational Education (Comprehensive)

Kim, Yung-Chul. Factors predicting Korean vocational high school teachers' attitudes toward school change. Doctor of Philosophy, 2005.

Women's Studies

Heo, Min Sook. Globally Agreed Upon, Locally Troubled: The Construction of Anti-Violence Legislation, Human Rights Discourse, and Domestic Violence in South Korea. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

McKee, Kimberly Devon. The Transnational Adoption Industrial Complex: An Analysis of Nation, Citizenship, and the Korean Diaspora.

Zhang, Lu. Transnational Feminisms in Translation: The Making of a Women's Anti-Domestic Violence Movement in China. Doctor of Philosophy, 2008

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