University of Hong Kong
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.
- 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.
Pan Lu is currently lecturer in The University of Hong Kong, Community College. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong. Previously, she obtained her Master’s degree from University Bayreuth, Germany and her Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University, China. Her Ph.D. dissertation focuses mainly on a comparative perspective to the space of memory, modernity and visual culture in Shanghai and Berlin. Her major research interests include urban culture in globalization, inter-city competition, transformation of urban spaces and architecture in globalization, memory politics in national and global discourses and the redefinition of global modernities. While at HYI as an Urban Studies Training Program Visiting Fellow, she will focus on the spatial politics and cultural imagery in two urban renewal projects in China: Beijing Dazhalan and Shanghai Tianzifang.
- Tsinghua University
Zhang Han recieved his PhD in Sociology from The University of Hong Kong in 2012. His main research area is urban studies, with special interest in urban redevelopment, urban governance and urban ethnography in China, and sociology of development and political sociology. His dissertation focused on the local state-led model of urban redevelopment and governance in Ningbo, China, with the two cases of the Laowaitan and Tianyi Square for detailed study.He is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His post-doctoral research is proceeding with his doctoral dissertation to investigate the strategies of organizational restructuring of local cells of the Communist Party of China and the development of chambers of commerce in China’s urban business districts, with a primary focus still on the city of Ningbo.