Chen Hui-hung

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2013 to Jun 2014

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.

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