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Deborah A. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Asian Studies

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Deborah Brown's research focus is national politics, international relations, and democratic development in East Asia.

Dr. Deborah Brown's teaching responsibilities include upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in American foreign policy and international politics in East Asia, modern and contemporary Japan and China, Sino-American Relations, and Research Methods. Research is centered on East Asian development, and, presently, the role of religious organizations in democratic transition and consolidation in this region. Currently studying developments in church-state relations and the political implications of the spread of Christianity in China.

She has authored, edited, and co-edited 10 books on East Asian affairs and also contemporary religion; authored and co-authored some 70 refereed and popular press articles in these fields, including analyses of national and local-level elections in East Asia. Numerous publications on Hong Kong in transition and cross-Strait relations. Managing Editor, Taiwan Journal of Democracy. President, Trustees of the Episcopal Fund and Diocesan Properties, Episcopal Diocese of Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Brown is an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA.


  • Ph.D., Drew University
  • M.Phil., Drew University;M.A., New School for Social Research
  • B.A., New York University



Office Phone
(973) 275-2715


Office Location
Room 207
Fahy Hall


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