John D. Phan

John Phan

Teaching Assistant Professor
Chinese & Vietnamese Linguistics & Literature

Scott Hall, Room 337
College Avenue Campus

Office Hours: MW 3:00-4:00

Office Phone Number: 848-932-5596

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Website: https://rci-rutgers.academia.edu/JohnPhan

Curriculum Vitae


John D. Phan is a linguistic historian focused on the spread of Sinitic language and writing across East Asia, with special focus on premodern China and Vietnam. His research interests include Chinese and Vietnamese historical linguistics, philology in medieval China, Ming-Qing vernacular fiction, and the development of vernacular writing and literature in greater East Asia. Dr. Phan is currently completing a book manuscript on the history of Sino-Vietic linguistic contact.


Education Areas of Specialization
  • Ph.D., East Asian Linguistics & Literature, Cornell University 2012
  • M.A., Premodern Chinese Literature, Columbia University, 2005
  • B.A., Saint Olaf College, 2002
  • Chinese & Vietnamese Historical Linguistics
  • Chinese Medieval Philology
  • East Asian Writing Systems
  • Vietnamese Vernacular Writing & Literature
  • Premodern Chinese Literature

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

Selected Awards and Distinctions
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Post-doctoral Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • Nom Preservation Foundation Younger Scholar Award (2013)
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship (2002-2003)