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.
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.
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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.