Infusing Institutes are content-centered programs that combine broad
introductions to Asian cultures and societies with more fine-grained
investigations, both of which are useful in developing humanities and social
science curriculum modules. In keeping with this, the presenting faculty with
both scholarly and teaching excellence in mind are thoughtfully selected.
Edward J. SHULTZ is professor emeritus at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He first came to Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1966, after graduating from Union College in New York, and lived in Pusan. As a graduate student he was an East-West Center grantee as well as a Fulbright pre-doctoral scholar. After receiving his Phd in 1976 from the University of Hawaii, he taught at the University of Hawaii until he retired in August 1213. At Hawaii he served as the director of the Center for Korean Studies and later as the dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies. In the spring of 2015 he served as interim chancellor of Hawaii Tokai International College. His major area of research is Koryǒ history with a special interest in social, institutional, and political history. His recent publications include Generals and Scholars in Medieval Korea, Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press (a Korean translation appeared in 2014) and he edited and helped translate the The Koguryǒ Annals of the Samguk sagi and with Hugh H.W. Kang translated The Silla Annals of the Samguk sagi. Yonsei University in 2014 published a translation of the middle section of the Koryǒsa chǒryo which was also completed by Shultz and Kang.
In 2001, Dr. Lee authored, coordinated, and served as the main lecturer for the month-long “Workshop on Korean Music for Overseas Musicologists,” co-sponsored by the Korea Foundation and the National Gukak Center. He has twice been a Fulbright scholar in Korea (1972–73 and 1980–81), and was also a visiting professor at the Academy of Korean Studies (1996–98). He served as the first President of the Association for Korean Music Research (AKMR) in 1995–96 and as the Secretary-General for the 26th International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) in 1980–81 and for the First International Conference on Korean Studies in 1994. In 1990 he was also invited to UNESCO’s “Integral Study of the Silk Road Maritime Route Expeditions” as a senior scholar.
Sang-Hyop LEE is Professor in the Department of Economics and Director of Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. He is also the Asian teams coordinator of the National Transfer Accounts project. His studies focus on population aging and social welfare issues. In particular, he has investigated the linkage between population aging and the labor market issues, with particular emphasis on Asian economies. Given its empirical and applied nature, a substantial portion of his research involves estimation of economic models using data sets.
He has published numerous articles including 11 edited books focusing issues on these research topics. His recent edited books include Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia (2011, Edward Elgar), Inequality, Inclusive Growth, and Fiscal Policy in Asia (2015, Routledge), Social Policies in an Age of Austerity (2015, Edward Elgar), and the Demographic Dividend and Population Aging in Asia and the Pacific (2016, special issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing).
Maya STILLER is assistant professor of Korean art and visual culture at the University of Kansas and currently a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Department of Art History and Architecture. Her research focuses on the art and visual culture of Chosŏn period (1392-1910) Korea. Maya Stiller is currently completing a book manuscript entitled The Making of Place: Cultural Elites and Kŭmgangsan in Pre-Modern Korea, which discusses the development of a sacred mountain from a Buddhist pilgrimage site to a symbol of Korean cultural identity. Her most recent article, “The Politics of Commemoration: Patronage of Monk-General Shrines in Late Chosŏn Korea,” was published in the Journal of Asian Studies. An article entitled "Amitābha Triads Concealed in Craggy Cliffs: An Analysis of Sculpture Burial in Fourteenth/Fifteenth Century Korea" is scheduled for publication in Cahiers d’Extreme-Asie in December 2018. Maya Stiller has also contributed to the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (editors: Robert E. Buswell and Donald S. Lopez) published in 2014. Her research projects have received support from Harvard’s Korea Institute, the ACLS/Robert Ho Family Foundation and the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University.