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
Ming Chan
Distinguished Practitioner, 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.
Yu Chen
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
South China Normal University
Yu Chen is a lecturer in South China Normal University.  She received her PhD from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou.  Her principal research interests cover modern Chinese literature and culture, love and emotions in Chinese literature, and cultural study of gender.  She has conducted several projects including oral history of "zishunu" (the self-combed women) culture in Guangzhou, the rewriting of Chahuanu (Chinese version of La Dame aux Camelias) and the change of romantic fiction writing in Late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China, etc.  Her research at Stanford University will focus on translating and rewriting of Chahuanu and the change of the romantic love culture in modern China.
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.
Jiao Li
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Tsinghua University
Jiao Li is an Associate Professor of Tsinghua University.  She received her PhD from Tsinghua University in 2009, with studying the intellectual history in Song Dynasty.  Afterwards, she switched to work on Chinese modern history since her post-doctoral stage, and focused on Chinese political history between 1911 and 1949.  Recently she has been interested in Social Mobilization and Mass Organizations of CCP in Yan'an (1935-1945), and the related party history during the Anti-Japanese War.
Jui-fen Rachel Lu
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Chang Gung University
Jui-fen Rachel Lu, Sc.D., is a Professor at Chang Gung University (CGU) in Taiwan, where she teaches comparative health systems, health economics, and health care financing and has served as department chair (2000-2004), Associate Dean (2009-2010) and Dean of College Management (2010-2013). She earned her B.S. from National Taiwan University, and her M.S. and Sc.D. from Harvard University, and she was also a Takemi Fellow at Harvard (2004-2005). Prof. Lu is currently the President of Taiwan Society of Health Economics (TaiSHE) and an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University (2007-2017). Dr. Lu was also the recipient of IBM Faculty Award in 2009. Her research focuses on 1) the equity issues of the health care system; 2) impact of the NHI program on health care market and household consumption patterns; 3) comparative health systems in Asia-Pacific region. She is a long-time and active member of Equitap (Equity in Asia-Pacific Health Systems) research network and was the coordinator for the catastrophic payment component of Equitap II research project which involved 21 country teams and was jointly funded by IDRC, AusAID, and ADB. Professor Lu has also been appointed to serve as a member on various government committees dealing with health care issues in Taiwan.
Janice Stockard
Distinguished Practitioner, CEAS
Stanford University
Janice E. Stockard is a cultural anthropologist currently completing two writing projects, including an innovative digital multimedia text that focuses on China as one of its primary ethnographic cases.  Six years in development at Cengage/Wadsworth, Cultural Anthropology: Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time is now moving into production. During her recent voyage around the world as professor with ‘Semester at Sea,’ Stockard completed research on another long-term project. The resulting manuscript, “Silk Road to New England, 1760-1840,” is a work in historical ethnography -- and a companion volume to her earlier ethnography, Daughters of the Canton Delta: Marriage Patterns and Economic Strategies in South China, 1860-1930.  Each focuses on the rise and decline of a silk industry, as well as tracks developments in silk technology and the growth of a regional silk ‘culture.’  Stockard also serves as Editor of the ‘Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology’ Series (Cengage), as well as serves as a Member of the Social Science Advisory Board at the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).  She received her degrees in anthropology from Stanford.
Youzhen Xu
Visiting Scholar, CEAS
Wuhan University
Youzhen Xu is a Professor of History at Wuhan University. Her research project while at Stanford focusses on Chinese expats in Southeast Asia and the influence of the U.S. and
PRC on this population from 1949-1950s.
Helen Young
Distinguished Practitioner, 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.