Chen Xi is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Fudan University. Her research interests include etiology of youth delinquency, social change and crime trends, social forces of substance abuse, and cross-cultural comparisons of criminal justice systems. Her Ph.D. thesis aims to examine delinquency of migrant adolescents in China, specifically looking at the relationship between social class and delinquency.
Janny Leung is Associate Professor in the School of English at The University of Hong Kong. She has a BA in Linguistics and Translation from The University of Hong Kong and an MPhil and PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from University of Cambridge, as well as an LLB from The University of London. Her current government-funded research project focuses on the question of how the multiplicity of official languages in which a legal system operates affects the delivery of justice. During her time with the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she will be writing a book on bilingualism in the legal context.
Zhang Yun is currently a PhD candidate in Modern China Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She received her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Peking University. Her research interests include women’s history and literature in Modern China, feminist theories and comparative critical theories. Her dissertation explores women’s writing in women’s presses and the making of gendered national identity at the turn of twentieth century China. During her stay at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she will conduct archival research and work on her thesis.
Maggie Mei Kei Hui is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Maggie received her Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne and has worked as a registered architect in Melbourne previously. She received her PhD degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her dissertation was focused on Tibetan monastic settlements and vernacular architecture in Eastern Tibet. Besides research and teaching, Maggie has also curated public art and architecture exhibitions in Hong Kong showcasing architectural students’ design. Her current research projects include Tibetan Vernacular Architecture at the Cultural Periphery, looking at architectural tradition and cross-cultural influence in a region inhabited by Tibetans, Muslims and Chinese. While at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she will focus her research on several Tibetan nunneries built in different periods which are located in close proximity to Labrang at the periphery of the Tibetan Plateau.
Fan Kun is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has studied and worked in China, Singapore, U.S.A., Switzerland, France and Hong Kong, and speaks Chinese, English and French. She received her LL.B. degree from China Foreign Affairs University, LL.M. degrees from New York University and Paris XII University, and PhD degree (summa cum laude) from Geneva University. Her doctoral dissertation “The Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration in China Measured by Transnational Standards __ A Legal, Cultural, Philosophical, Political and Economic Analysis” was awarded the Best Thesis in International Studies by the Swiss Network for International Studies Award 2011. Her research focuses on alternative dispute resolution and cultural study of law. She is called to the New York Bar, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Accredited Mediator and a Domain Names Panelist of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center.
Arbitration in China: A Legal and Cultural Analysis, Hart Publishing, 2013.
“Glocalisation of Arbitration: Transnational Standards Struggling with Local Norms”, Harvard Negotiation Law Review (2013), forthcoming.
“The Risks of Apparent Bias When An Arbitrator Act As a Mediator__Remarks on Hong Kong Court’s Decision in Gao Haiyan”, Yearbook of Private International Law (2011), vol. 13, pp. 535-556.
“Prospects of Foreign Arbitration Institutions Administering Arbitration in China”, 28 Journal of International Arbitration 4 (2011), pp.343-353.
“Arbitration in China_Practice, Legal Obstacles, and Reforms” (in English and French), 19 ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin 2 (2008), pp. 25-40.
“Integrating Mediation into Arbitration: Why It Works In China?”, 25 Journal of International Arbitration 4 (2008), pp. 479-492. (with Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler)
- Singapore Management University
Current Research Projects and Interests: Normative influence on behavior
Lee, S-L., Lau, I. Y-M., Hong, Y-Y. (2011). Effects of appearance and functions on likability and perceived occupational suitability of robots. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 5, 232-250.
Zou, X., Tam, K-P., Morris, M. W., Lee, S-L., Lau I. Y-M., Chiu, C-Y. (2009). Culture as Common Sense: Perceived Consensus vs. Personal Beliefs as Mechanisms of Cultural Influence, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 579-597.
Lam, S. F., Chiu, C. Y., & Lau, I. Y. (2007). What do we learn from the Implicit Association Test about intergroup attitudes in Hong Kong? The case of social identification inclusiveness and need for closure. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 123-130.
Tam, K-P., Chiu, C-Y., & Lau, I., Y-M. (2007).Terror management among Chinese: Worldview defense, and intergroup bias in resource allocation. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 93-102.
Wan, C., Chiu, C. Y., Tam, K. P., Lee, S. L., Lau, I. Y.-M., & Peng, S. (2007). Perceived Cultural Importance and Actual Self-Importance of Values in Cultural Identification. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 337-354.
Professor Wong is an associate professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Education Psychology. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Hong Kong and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Heidelberg. She has researched and taught extensively on developmental psychology.