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.
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 works as an associate professor in the History Department, Fudan University. After graduating from the History Department of Fudan University, Gao Xi taught at the Shanghai Medical University (SMU) from 1986 to 2000 when SMU merged with Fudan University. Her research focuses on the successful propagation and transplantation of western medicine into China, that is, the western establishment process of Chinese medicine. The western system establishment process of Chinese medicine and Chinese medical opinion and hygiene habit conversion are both components of the modernization of Chinese society that cannot be neglected, while research about its history is almost neglected. The theme of her Yenching project was the Chinese Medical Revolution beginning in 1928. The medical revolution in China, not only includes a shift of belief, thinking patterns and knowledge structures, but also involves the reestablishment of various situations in the Chinese medical system (politics, academy, medical pattern, hygiene habit and opinion and related community management, lifestyle and speaking rights). The revolution is subversive to both traditional Chinese medicine and the development western medicine.
Professor Zhang is an Associate Professor at the Center for Historical Geographic Studies, Fudan University. She received her M.A. in Human Geography from East China Normal University and her Ph.D. in Historical Geography from Fudan University. Specializing in historical cultural geography, her research at HYI focused on “Traditional Culture and City Planning in 14th-19th century China: an Approach to Historical Geography”.