Dr. Lorna Carson
Director of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, F.T.C.D.
Prof. Carson’s research focuses on second language teaching, learning and assessment, with a particular emphasis on multilingualism in urban contexts.
Dr. Adrian Tien
Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies (Linguistics)
Prof. Tien is based in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences. His work focuses on semantics and cognitive linguistics, language and culture, cross-cultural communication, language acquisition, Chinese-English or English-Chinese translation and aspects of Chinese sociolinguistics.
Dr. Isabella Jackson
Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies (History)
Prof. Jackson, based in the School of Histories and Humanities, and researches the modern history of China and the global and regional networks that shaped the treaty ports, which were opened to foreign traders by force in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Dr. Heidi Ning Wang-Kaeding
Assistant Professor in Asian Politics
Prof. Wang, based in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Department of Political Science, researches the role of interest groups in Chinese foreign policy, particularly environmental foreign relations.
Ms DO Eunjee
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Korean Studies
Ms Do coordinates and delivers the Korean Studies programme at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, including the Korean language modules and the Korean extramural programme.
Dr INOUE Keiko
Research Fellow/Japanese Studies Coordinator
Dr Inoue coordinates and delivers the Japanese language Broad Curriculum modules, the Japanese language evening courses and contributes to the Broad Curriculum module in Contemporary Asian Studies.
Mr JIANG Renfeng
Mandarin Language Instructor
Mr Jiang is a Mandarin Language Instructor at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and contributes to the undergraduate module in Contemporary Asian Studies.
Ms SHAO Lijie
Mandarin Language Instructor
Ms Shao is responsible for the Mandarin extramural programme at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies.
Mr KWOK Chung Kam
Cantonese Language Instructor
Mr Kwok is a Cantonese Language Instructor at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies.
Ms Daniela Modrescu
TCAS Administrative Support
Ms Modrescu provides support services for the staff and students of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies.
Visiting Academics & Affiliated Researchers
Doctoral Research Students at TCAS
Kwok, Chung Kam
Self and Identity in Additional Language Learning Motivation: A Case Study of Learners of Chinese. Recipient of the SLSCS School Research Studentship. Supervisor: Dr Lorna Carson.
Chinese Character Learning Strategies in Foreign Language Education. Supervisor: Dr Adrian Tien.
The Language Learning Motivation of Chinese Postgraduate Students in Ireland from the Perspectives of Confucian Learning Philosophy. Recipient of the TCD-CSC Joint Scholarship. Supervisor: Dr Lorna Carson.
Chinese Cultural Changes Reflected In Chinese Classics to Modern Chinese: A Linguistic Approach. Recipient of the TCD-CSC Joint Scholarship. Supervisor: Dr Adrian Tien.
Three Case Studies in English Medium Instruction in Higher Education Business Programmes in in Expanding Circle Countries: Japan China, and the Netherlands. Recipient of the SLSCS School Research Studentship. Supervisor: Dr Lorna Carson.
Intelligent Tools for Beginner-level Chinese Learners". Supervisor: Dr Neasa Ní Chiaráin.
Demotivation in Learning Chinese. Supervisor: Dr Lorna Carson.
Media and Medical Equipment in the Republican Shanghai, 1912-1949. Recipient of the H&H School Research Studentship. Supervisor: Dr Isabella Jackson.