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 Isabella Jackson
Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies (History) (on leave)
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.
Ms JIANG Ning
Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies (Linguistics)
Ms. Jiang, based in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, researches the Applied Linguistics of Chinese, with a particular focus on Chinese character writing, strategy use and translation. Ms Jiang coordinates the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies.
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.
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.
Mr ZHANG Chang
Mandarin Language Instructor
Mr Zhang is a Mandarin Language Instructor at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and contributes to the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies.
Ms WANG Hongfei
Mandarin Language Instructor
Ms Wang is a Mandarin Language Instructor at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and contributes to the M.Phil. in Chinese Studies.
Ms LIN Yanan
Adjunct Lecturer in Chinese Studies
Ms Lin lectures within the M.Phil. Chinese Studies programme. Her research focuses on corporate reputation and business ethics. She is completing a Ph.D. in Management, with a focus on Chinese hospitals.
Ms ZHOU Mengqi
Mandarin Language Instructor
Ms Zhou is a Mandarin Language Instructor at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies and is responsible for the Broad Curriculum and Extracurricular Mandarin programmes.
Dr Peter Hamilton
Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese History, researches transnational Chinese networks of trade and migration, with particular attention to Sino-US relations, intersections between business and education, and the history of Hong Kong.
Dr Chung Kam Kwok
Research Fellow - Dr Kwok, based in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, and researches in the area of language and identity. He contributes to the Chinese Studies programme.
Visiting Academics & Affiliated Researchers
Professor Jerusha McCormack & Professor John G. Blair
work in comparative culture studies. Their most recent publication is Thinking Through China (2015, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). Currently Visiting Academics at TCAS, they contribute to the M.Phil. module China in Comparative Perspective and the UG module in Contemporary Asian Studies
Dr Ross Holder
is an adjunct lecturer in Chinese Studies & TCAS post-doctoral researcher. He is responsible for the design and delivery of the ‘Islam in Asia’ undergraduate module and the ‘Human Rights and Religions’ evening course at Trinity College Dublin, and has contributed to the postgraduate module Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics.
Dr James Hadley
is Ussher Assistant Professor in Literary Translation who is affiliated with TCAS. Based in the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation, his work includes research on historical cases of translation in under-researched cultural contexts, particularly in East Asia, including Japanese Rakugo, translation from Chinese during Japan’s period of isolationism, and the patronage of translators in Japan.
Dr Louis Brennan
is a Professor within the Trinity Business School and a Fellow of Trinity College. His research focuses on the Business environment in East Asia with a particular emphasis on outward foreign direct investment from China. Dr Brennan is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations.
Dr Jude Lal Fernando
is Assistant Professor in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics in TCD. He is the Director of the Trinity Centre for Post-Conflict Justice and brings praxis-based experience to the academic context in the fields of interreligious studies and international peace studies. His research has a specific focus on the role of interreligious dialogue in peace-building, and ethno-nationalisms and geopolitics, focusing on Sri Lanka in particular, and Asia more generally.
Dr Dong Jin Kim
is a Research Fellow at TCD’s Irish School of Ecumenics. Dong-Jin obtained his PhD from the University of North Korean Studies in Korea. His research interests are in the area of peacebuilding, reconciliation, humanitarian and development cooperation in the Korean peninsula and East Asia, and comparative studies of peace processes, including Korea and Ireland.
Doctoral Research Students at TCAS
Chan Pak Hei
Multilingualism in Hong Kong. Supervisor: Dr Lorna Carson. Provost’s Ph.D. Project Award.
Changing Representations of the Republic of China, 1912-1915 and 1940-1945: An Analysis of Chinese Public History Practice. Supervisor: Dr Isabella Jackson.
Chinese Cultural Changes Reflected In Chinese Classics to Modern Chinese: A Linguistic Approach. Recipient of the TCD-CSC Joint Scholarship. Supervisor: Prof. John Saeed.
Identity and Irishmen in the Chinese Customs Service. Supervisor: Dr Isabella Jackson.
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.
Supervisor: Dr Gessica De Angelis.
Meet our Ph.D. Graduates
Kwok, Chung Kam
Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University College Cork. PhD Thesis title: Self and Identity in Additional Language Learning Motivation: A Case Study of Learners of Chinese.
Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies, TCD. Ph.D Thesis title: Chinese Character Learning Strategies in Foreign Language Education.
Assistant Professor, Shandong University. Ph.D. Thesis title: The Language Learning Motivation of Chinese Postgraduate Students in Ireland from the Perspectives of Confucian Learning Philosophy.
Chinese Language Instructor, Dublin City University. Ph.D. Thesis title: Three Case Studies in English Medium Instruction in Higher Education Business Programmes in in Expanding Circle Countries: Japan China, and the Netherlands.