He Junzhi received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Fudan University in 2003 and currently is an associate professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University. He studied at St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford as a senior associate member from September 2007 to August 2008. His research focuses on comparative electoral and parliamentary systems, especially the Chinese People’s Congress system. His recent research looks at independent candidates in China’s local elections and budget reforms in local governance.
Xiangyang Long is a Chinese acquisitions librarian at Fudan University Library. He received his BA, MA and PhD in Literature from East China Normal University. His research focuses on Chinese Bibliography during the ROC and PRC periods.
Dr. Chen Yinchi is professor of Classical Chinese Literature and Chair of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Fudan University, Shanghai. His research interests include Classical Chinese Poetry and Poetics, Daoism and its impact on literature, and Buddhist literature in Medieval China; he also studies intellectual and literary exchanges between modern China and the western world. He has published several books, including Literature and Buddhism in Sui and Tang China, Buddhist Literature in China: A Survey, Readings in Buddhist Literature (with annotation), Zhuang Zi and His Ideas of Literature and Art, and Critical Reading on Zhuang Zi: Seven Chapters.
Yan Feng teaches in the Departmnet of Chinese Language and Literature of Fudan Univeristy. His research field is modern Chinese literature and comparative literature with a special interest in the interaction between literature and other art forms in a reforming society.
Ms. Shen Yuan is an associate professor of the Department of English of Fudan University, Shanghai. She got her M.A. in (English) Linguistics from Fudan University and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from City University of Hong Kong where she extended her research interest from the study of English to that of Chinese, and the similarities and differences in the working mechanisms underlying the use and interpretation of Chinese and English. During her research stay at Harvard-Yenching Institute she researched the parametric variation in the choice of nominal forms in Chinese and English. The study aimed at revealing which grammatical properties are inherently linked and which are only accidentally related in the choice of nominal forms in Chinese and English, which would provide insights into questions like the parametrization of lexical properties and the constraints on crosslinguistic variation.
Prof. Hou works at the Institute of Chinese Historical Geography at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. His major research field is Chinese Historical Demography or Population History, Chinese Medicine History. The project for the first time suggests that the demographic transition of China began from the first half of the 20th century, and it appeared with the changes in the treatment of epidemic diseases. With the introduction of modern public health, the modern transportation system, and the popularization of these systems from the cities to the countryside, from coastal areas to the inland areas, China began to experience the demographic transition, mainly exemplified by the drop in the mortality rate. The demographic transition for the first time freed China from the model of high fertility and high mortality unchanged for a long time in the history, and is the direct reason for the quick growth of Chinese population henceforward. This project is a systematic and complete research on Chinese population of the first half of the 20th century. It is an interdisciplinary research combining the research methods of historical studies and demographic studies.
Gao Xi is professor of History and Medical History at the Department of History, Fudan University, China. Her research interests include medical missionaries, Chinese medical modernization, and the history of medical-cultural exchange between the West and the East. She is the author of A Biography of John Dudgeon A British Missionary and Chinese Medical Modernization in late Qing (德贞传 ——一个英国传教士与晚清医学近代化). After graduating from Fudan University in 1986, Prof. Gao taught medical history at Shanghai Medical University from 1986-2000. She was a Harvard-Yeching Institute Visiting Fellow from 2004-2006, and received her Ph.D. in history from Fudan University in 2008. She is member of the council of the China History of Science Association.
In recent years, her research has focused on how the establishment of modern medical science influenced the spread of knowledge; how it changed Chinese people’s traditional views on health and disease through medical practice and clinical treatment; and how western doctors, who were confronted with the influence of Chinese traditional medicine as well as beliefs and customs of Chinese people, interpreted and understood Chinese traditional medicine from the perspective of knowledge. She looks at how western doctors sought a path to localize western medicine to adapt to Chinese society, which not only had to do with working out a special Chinese lauguage system tailored for the spread of western medical knowledge, but also involved localizaing western medical practice. Western medicine went throught a process—first being repulsed by, then merged into and adapted to Chinese traditional medicine. Her research project for the year 2013-2014 at HYI is entitled “Knowledge transition in medicine in modern China”.
Professor Zhang is Professor at the Institute of Chinese Historical Geography, Fudan University. She served as Deputy Director of the Institute from 2007-2010. She received her M.A. in Geography from East China Normal University and her Ph.D. in Historical Geography from Fudan University. She is the author of Ancient Capitals and Cities (Nanjing, Jiangsu People Press, 2011) and The Differentiation and Integration of Cultural Region: The Study of Historical Cultural Geography in Shaanxi, (Shanghai: Shanghai Bookstore Press, 2004).