Visiting Scholars

The Center for East Asian Studies hosts a small number of visiting scholars each year who reside in the area and conduct research in consultation with a Stanford faculty member. Normally in residence for one academic year, scholars work independently on their own research projects while participating at CEAS events and in the intellectual life at Stanford. For more information about applying to become a CEAS Visiting Scholar, click here. Please note that to become a visiting scholar, you must find a Stanford faculty member to sponsor your visiting scholar status prior to applying at CEAS.

In addition to the scholars listed here, more visiting scholars and visiting fellows who research on East Asia may be found in the following departments, centers, or programs:

Shorenstein-Asia Pacific Research Center
Korean Studies Program
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program
Stanford Humanities Center

Title / Sponsor
Home Institution
Research interests
Liang Cai
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
University of Notre Dame
Liang Cai is an Assistant Professor in the History Department, University of Notre Dame.  She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2007 and has taught at the University of Arkansas.  Her principal area of interest and the focus of her recent research are early Chinese Empires, Classical Chinese thought- in particular Confucianism and Daoism, digital humanities, and the material culture and archaeological texts of early China.  Her book Witchcraft and the Rise of First Confucian Empire is published by SUNY (State University of New York Press) in 2014.  She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Journal of American Oriental Society, and China Scholarship 中國學術.  
Ming Chan
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Stanford University
Ming Chan was a Research Fellow (’76-80/99-09) in the Hoover Institution at Stanford where he obtained his PhD. He has taught at UCLA, Duke, Mount Holyoke, University of Hong Kong, and held endowed chairs at Swarthmore and Grinnell. Chan is author/editor of 13 volumes and 70+ articles/book chapters on Chinese history, Sino-foreign ties and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao studies, and is currently editing 2 Macao volumes while continuing his efforts on Hong Kong oral history-documentary archives.
Lu Gao
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Institute fr the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Lu Gao is an Associate Professor in the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  She received her PhD from the STS center of Tsinghua University, Beijing.  Her research at Stanford University will focus on the history of technology in modern China and the co-evolution of science, technology and society in modern Chinese Society.  You can see her webpage here.
Guozhong He
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Kunming Medical University
Guozhong He is a research fellow in the School of Public Health, Kunming Medical University, China. He received his PhD from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He finished his first postdoctoral training at School of Public Administration, Fudan University. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at CEAS, Stanford University, and a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Strategic Management, Beijing Jiaotong University. He also serves as the director of sports at Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford. Previously, he has worked at National Health and Family Planning Commission and served as senior director in county government and municipal institute. His main research fields include the evaluation of macroeconomic policy and innovative research on the public strategic value. He has published over 30 articles, 9 books and completed 11 research projects including projects funded by National Natural Science Fund. His representative publications are ‘Evaluation and Study on China Health Policy’ and ‘Quantitative model of strategic execution of medical/health cost management’. He also received the second prize and the third prize for his two books in the competition of Outstanding Western Scientific Books.
Xuelian Hu
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Sun Yat-sen University
Xue-lian Hu is an associate professor in the school of social science education, Sun Yat-sen University.  She received her PhD from the Department of History, SYSU.  Her resent research is focusing on the social news in popular newspapers in the decade of 1930 in Guangzhou, from the view of legal transformation and sexual roles in domestic cases.  Several of her papers on this topic have been published in academic journals such as the Journalism and Communication in China.
Minjung Kim
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Minjung Kim is an Associate Professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, POSTECH.  She received her PhD from the Department of Korean Language and Literature, Seoul National University.  Recently she has been interested in the gender-identity of women in modern Korean literature, especially in the correlation of gender and nationality in Korean-American novels.
Seong-Hyon Lee
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Stanford University
Dr. Seong-Hyon Lee, a native of Seoul, is 2013-2014 Pantech Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University.  He is a graduate of Harvard University and Tsinghua University.  He was a KF--Salzburg Global Fellow and the James A. Kelly Fellow of the Pacific Forum CSIS (non-resident).  At CEAS, he will conduct research on the China-North Korea elite relations from 1940s to the present.  
Barbara Mittler
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
University of Heidelberg
Barbara Mittler holds a Chair in Chinese Studies at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg and is Director of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS).  Her research focuses on cultural production in (greater) China covering a wide range of topics from music to (visual) and (historical) print media in China's long modernity.  She has published numerous research papers and three book-length studies: Dangerous Tunes: The Politics of Chinese Music in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the People's Republic of China since 1949, Harrassowitz 1997; A Newspaper for China? Power, Identity, and Change in China's News-Media, 1872-1912, Harvard University Press, Asia Center Series, 2004; A Continuous Revolution: Making Sense of Cultural Revolution Culture, Harvard University Press, Asia Center Series, 2012 (Fairbank Prize 2013).  Currently, she is finishing another booklength study on women's magazines, Portrait(s) of a Trope: Making New Women and New Men in Chinese Women's Magazines, 1898-2008.  At Stanford (EALC and Humanities Center), she will begin two new projects, 1. a collaborative project with Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke) tentatively entitled "Embodying the Nation-- Representations of Gandhi and Mao," 2. Research for a new monograph: "And there is only one Lang Lang..."--Tiger Mothers and Conceptions of Childhood, Music and Education in (Greater) China.
Miki Suehiro
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
University of Hyogo
Miki Suehiro is a Professor in the School of Economics, University of Hyogo.  She received her PhD in Language and Culture from Osaka University in 2003.  Her main research interest is identity studies in intercultural contact.  She has researched so far on the process of how Japanese adolescents, who were born and raised in Japan, reestablish their own identity after contacting different cultures.  Her research at Stanford University will focus, from the linguistic and cultural perspectives, on the process of how Japanese emigrants (nikkei-Americans of Japanese descent) acquire their diversity of identity through their lifetime.
Helen Young
Independent Scholar, CEAS
Independent Scholar
Helen Young is author of Choosing Revolution: Chinese Women Soldiers on the Long March (University of Illinois Press, 2001). She continues to pursue research, writing, and lecturing on the experience of women in modern Chinese history.