- Peking University
Professor Wang Bo is currently Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute from 2000-2001.
Di Cui received her B.A. from Fudan University in Chinese literature, with a minor in translation studies. She is currently studying in the Regional Studies: East Asia (RSEA) Master’s program at Harvard University. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, especially the Cultural Revolution Period, translation studies and transculturation studies.
Zhoumaoka (Drukmo khar) received her M.A. from the College of Tibetan Studies, Minzu University of China in 2010, and is now teaching at Southwestern University for Nationalities in Chengdu, where she is also a Ph.D. candidate in ethnography. Her research interests include the history of the development of Tibetan culture and changes to Tibetan social culture during development.
Yan Xue received her Ph.D. in Sino-Tibetan history and literature from the School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China (2009) and her M.A. in Sino-Tibetan Art from the College of Fine Arts, Capital Normal University, Beijing (2006). She is currently a post-doctor in the School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China and is doing research on the murals in dGa’ ldan phun tshogs gling monastery in lHa rtse county, Tibet. She plans to continue her study of this topic during her stay at the Harvard-Yenching Institute.
Gu Songjie is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the School of History and Culture, Minzu University of China. Born in Xinjiang Province, she obtained her B.A. in Manchu Literacy and History (2004) and her M.A. in History (2007), both from Minzu University of China. Her M.A. thesis looked at garrisons of the Eight Banners of Huncun in the Qing Dynasty. Her Ph.D. dissertation, which she plans to complete during her stay at HYI, also looks at this subject.
Zhang Wei is Assistant Professor of the Institute of Economics, Nankai University. Her research mainly focuses on Chinese economic history, especially business history since the 18th century. She is the author of Market· Merchant Group· the Development of Traditional Industry—Cases of Groups of Silk-weaving Industry in Shanghai 1900-1930 (People’s Publishing House, 2011). While at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she will work on a project titled “Commodity Chains and Diversity in Regional Development: Based on research of the market towns in North China (1736-1937)”.
Vivian Teng is a professor of Comparative Literature at South China Normal University. She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. all from Peking University (1995-2005). Her main research interests focus on translation studies and cultural studies. She has published one book and a dozen papers on the history of Chinese translations of Hispanic literature. She is also a newspaper columnist and publishes essays on films and books.