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Mat Ryohei Matsuda

Associate Professor in Asian Studies (Japanese Studies) & director of Asian Studies program

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7241

rmatsuda@​knox.edu

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Meet the Asian Studies Faculty

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7241

rmatsuda@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7512

mschneid@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7320

scohn@knox.edu

"I am interested in methodological debates in economics and alternatives to neoclassical economics, the dominant paradigm in American economics. In my classes I try to illustrate how thinking about economics in different ways can lead to different conclusions about how to respond to macroeconomic and environmental challenges and how to think about political-economic topics like social inequality. I try to teach students how our thinking is often constrained in ways we are unaware of by paradigms, that is, by the theoretical spectacles we use to view the world."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7242

neberhar@knox.edu

"I have always been fascinated with the way culture and social organization affect our personal experience of the world. How do the ideas, social arrangements, and structures of power that we happen to have grown up with affect our sense of who we are and what's important? In my research and writing, I try to examine and render visible the contingent relationships between these factors and their significance for people's everyday lives. These were some of the themes I explored in my book, Imagining the Course of Life, which looks at how people's ideas about human development are connected to cultural constructions of self and personhood."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7310

wyoung@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7846

wdu@knox.edu

"Currently I am researching cross-cultural interactions between China and the West during the 1930s. I am focused primarily on how these presentations of culture were made to the Western other and how the specifics of those presentations affect authenticity and understanding between China and its interlocutors. The most interesting thing about this topic is how it provides such a penetrating tool for defining the past and how it sheds light even on contemporary cross-cultural interactions."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7519

ckojima@knox.edu

Lecturer

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7958

sshipple@knox.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Robert Seibert
Robert W. Murphy Professor Emeritus of Political Science

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