Min-Hsiung Huang is associate professor/research fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. His research interests include trends in racial test score gaps, the role of cognitive ability in determining one’s socioeconomic success, and the effects of educational institutions on student performance. His current research projects include the prevalence of after-school tutoring in relation to student performance distributions, the widening-gap phenomenon in student performance over time, and the influence of family background on student performance. All these projects are cross-national, and include data on more than a dozen countries.
TING Jen-Chieh is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Ting graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sociology Department in 1997, specializing in Social Psychology and Sociology of Religion. His dissertation is a case study of the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Association, one of the most fluorishing Buddhist movements in Taiwan. Later, his interests moved to the study of new religious phenomena in modern Taiwan, especially concerning the dynamics of syncretism, spiritualism, charity, and local leadership under Chinese cultural context. Studies cover various modern religious organizations and movements, such as the Tzu-Chi Association, Ching Hai Association, True Buddha Association, this-world Buddhism, and some folk collective trance movements, etc. At HYI his project was on both the Falun Gong overseas and the organization of Scientology.
Professor Lin is an assistant research fellow at Academia Sinica, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philology. She is a scholar of Chinese philosophy who emphasizes the intellectual development of late Ming thought. She received her M.A. and Ph.D., both in Chinese Literature, from National Taiwan University.
Professor Lee is an expert on early imperial China with an emphasis on gender issues in legal and medical history. She received her M.A. in history from National Taiwan University. Her Ph.D., also in History, was received from the University of Washington (Seattle). She is an Associate Research fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica.
- Academia Sinica
Professor Chiu is an economic historian who has done significant research on artisans and merchants associations in Suzhou from 1700-1900. He received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from National Taiwan University.
Current Research Projects and Interests: Material culture, economy and law in late imperial China
When Law Meets Economy: Business and Law in Mingqing China (published in Chinese, Taipei, 2008)
- Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica
Current Research Projects and Interests: The Production, Circulation, and Transformation of “Geographical Imagination” in Modern East Asia
Kuang-che Pan,〈晚清中國士人與西方政體類型知識「概念工程」的創造與轉化：以蔣敦復與王韜為中心〉 [“Knowledge of the Different Types of Western Political Regimes in Late Qing China: Jiang Dunfu (1808-1866/7) and Wang Tao (1828-1897)”], 《新史學》 [New History], 22: 3 (2011)
Kuang-che Pan, edited, 《傅正《自由中國》時期日記選編》（Selections from the Diary of Fu Cheng during his Tenure at the Free China Magazine (1958-1960) ）,Taipei: Institute of Modern History Academia Sinica, 2011