National Taiwan University
Hui-Hung Chen is currently an associate professor of the Department of History at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. She is currently writing a book entitled Encounters and Communications with Objects: Jesuit Visual and Material Culture in China, 1582-1700. This research is partially based upon her Ph.D. dissertation: “Encounters in Peoples, Religions, and Sciences: Jesuit Visual Culture in Seventeenth Century China” (Brown University, U.S.A., 2004). Hui-Hung began her study of Early Modern European art and history at Brown University, focusing on Christian art and its traditions, the Jesuits and Counter Reformation, as well as cross-cultural encounters between Europe and China. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, then began her current job at National Taiwan University in February 2005. Her article entitled “The Human Body as a Universe: Understanding Heaven by Visualization and Sensibility in Jesuit Cartography in China,” published in The Catholic Historical Review, was awarded The Peter Guilday Prize by the American Catholic Historical Association, U.S.A. in 2008.
1. 〈利瑪竇研究的過往及思考：兼論幾本新著及利瑪竇史料〉, Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies 臺灣東亞文明研究學刊 10 (1): 261-297 (June 2013) (Taipei). (Peer-review journal article, in Chinese, English translation title: “Rethinking the Studies on Matteo Ricci: Reviews and Sources.”)
2. Review of The Jesuit Mission to New France: A New Interpretation in the Light of the Earlier Jesuit Experience in Japan, by Takao Abé, Renaissance Quarterly 66 (2): 672-673 (2013).
3. Review of A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610, by R. Po-chia Hsia, The Catholic Historical Review 98 (1): 182-83 (2012).
Chia-Feng Chang is Associate Professor in the History Department, National Taiwan University. She received a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in the history of medicine, and a M.A. from the Tsing-Hua University in the history of astronomy. She works on the social and cultural history of Chinese medicine. Her more recent research has focused on the history of body, gender, and transmission of medical knowledge and practice. She is currently working on changing ideas of child’s bodies in medieval China, and smallpox variolation and vaccination in the nineteenth century.
Fumitaka Yamauchi spent an extended period in South Korea, where he received his PhD from the Academy of Korean Studies. His doctoral dissertation was the first comprehensive study in Korean of the recording industry in the context of colonial Korea and its relations with imperial Japan. He then became an assistant professor at the Institute of Oriental Culture (currently the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia), University of Tokyo, before joining the faculty of the Graduate Institute of Musicology in 2009. He held visiting fellowships at Harvard during his PhD studies and at Yale during his appointment in Japan. His current research interests include the historical formations of recording culture and popular music in East Asia in their relation to issues of colonial modernity, wartime mobilization, and technological mediation. His recent publications in English include “Policing the sounds of colony: Documentary power and the censorship of Korean recordings in the age of performative reproduction” (2011, Musica Humana), and he is the co-editor (with Hugh de Ferranti) of a special issue of The World of Music on colonial modernity and East Asian musics (2012), which features his own essay “(Dis)Connecting the empire: Colonial modernity, recording culture, and Japan-Korea musical relations.” During his second stay at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, he will work on "Musical relations and sound mediation in colonial-era East Asia: Exploration of Japan-Korea-Taiwan triangular (dis)connections" and write a book on modernity, colonialism, and nationalism in East Asian music history.
Professor Chen is an accomplished anthropologist and archaeologist who has conducted significant fieldwork in southern Taiwan. She obtained her M.A. in anthropology from National Taiwan University, where she has returned to become an assistant professor. She received her Ph.D. in Archaeology from Arizona State University. She is interested in the study of ceramics, the subsistence system, settlement patterns, and socioeconomic organization.
Pei-Chia Lan (Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 2000) is Professor of Sociology at National Taiwan University. Her fields of specialty include gender, work and migration. She is the author of Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan (Duke 2006), which won the 2007 Distinguished Book Award from the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association and the 2007 ICAS Book Prize: Best Study in Social Science from the International Convention of Asian Scholars. Her recent projects include one about the segmented incorporation of second-generation rural migrants in Shanghai, and the other about unequal childhoods in Taiwan across class, ethnic and urban-rural divides. Through in-depth interviews and ethnographic observation, Lan examines the reproduction of social inequalities in the fields of childhood, parenthood and school education, and explores the daily routine of family lives under the impacts of economic restructuring and labor/marriage migration.
Professor Lan is a HYI-Radcliffe Institute Visiting Scholar.
Sato Masayuki (Ph.D., Leiden University, the Netherlands) is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University. In 2003, he published a monograph titled The Confucian Quest for Order: the Origin and Formation of the Political Thought of Xunzi. His areas of research include early Chinese political philosophy with a focus on Xunzi (ca. 316-235 BCE), and modern Japanese research on Chinese philosophy. During his stay at HYI, Dr. Sato examined the methods and main perspectives in Xunzi studies by Western scholars, and the possibility of the reconstruction of Confucian theory for self-cultivation by re-evaluating rituals and social norms (li) as a key concept.
Chen Pochan (Ph. D., Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles) is Professor in the anthropology department at National Taiwan University. Originally interested in the possible problems of the original of the Austronesian language family, I changed my interest to the salt industry and distribution from the Neolithic period (ca. 3500 B.C.) to the Han Dynasty in the Three Gorges area, China. My current research project is a surface survey project in the Chengdu Plain, Sichuan Province, China. This is an international cooperation project with Chengdu Archaeology Team, Peking University, Harvard University, University of Washington, St. Louis, and UCLA. Through this project, we hope to understand the emergence of complex societies from the Neolithic Baodun Culture to the Bronze Age Sanxingdui Culture in the Chengdu Plain.