Current Visiting Scholars
Ellen Huang, Ph.D., researches the relationship between art, science and materials focusing on design and China. Huang has published for museum publications and academic journals about Buddhist material culture and ink painting, taught and researched in Taipei, Beijing, Seoul, and Shanghai and held positions at university art museums as a curator. Selected exhibitions include Ink Worlds (2018), Earthly Hollows: Cave and Kiln (2018), The Buddha’s Word (2018), and Clouding: Sign and Symbol in Asian Art (2021). She is a faculty member at the ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, CA) where she teaches art and design histories. She is completing a manuscript about Jingdezhen porcelain in the early modern world as a translated practice.
Junling Li is an associate researcher from Shandong Academy of Social Sciences, Ph.D. Her main research directions are Chinese classical philology, pre-Qin and Han Confucianism, especially the study of Xunzi. She published "From Xunzi to Dong Zhongshu: Research on the Historical Transmutation of the Domination of Confucianism," "Research on Ma Rong."
Miwa Shimada is Associate Professor of Keio University, Japan. She received her Ph.D. at Osaka University. Her main research interests are Chinese political and social history. She focuses on the transformation of the state-society relationships in Modern and Contemporary China. She is co-author of Chugoku no Kokyosei to Kokka Kenryoku: Sono Rekishi to Genzai (China’s Publicity and State Power: The History and the Present), Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2017.
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Min Shu is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at Waseda University. He received his Ph.D. at University of Bristol, and held previous appointments at Fudan University and Waseda Institute of Advanced Studies. Dr. Shu's research interests lie in comparative regionalism and international relations of historical East Asia. His works have appeared in edited volumes and academic journals, including European Journal of Political Research and European Law Journal. He was visiting scholar/fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, LUISS Guido Carli, Catholic University Leuven, and University of Geneva. His research at Stanford focuses on the regional history of the Ming-Qing transition in the 17th century as well as East Asia's contemporary engagement with the liberal (international) order.
Dr. Janice Stockard is a cultural anthropologist trained in the area of Chinese studies. Her research and publications focus on the effects of globalization and technological change on gender, family, and marriage primarily in China, but also more broadly cross-culturally.
This year, one of Stockard’s long-term writing projects has published as a ‘digital-first’ anthropology text, Mapping Cultures Across Space and Time (Cengage 2018), which provides greater in-depth focus on China than any previous text. Stockard is currently completing a second long-term project, “Silk Roads to New England, 1760-1860,” which 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 (Stanford 1989). Both works focus on the rise and decline of a silk industry, tracking developments in technology, marriage, and gender within regional silk cultures.
Stockard has also co-edited an anthology (Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures), authored a widely used text on cross-cultural marriage practices (Marriage in Culture), and served as Co-Editor of the Spindler anthropology series ‘Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology’ (2005-15). She currently serves on the Social Science Advisory Board at the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Stockard received her degrees in anthropology from Stanford.
Su Dianna is a lecturer at Beijing Normal University. A graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China, with Ph.D. degree of modern art and art criticism, she focuses on contemporary art and museum practices, especially on the observation and responses to contemporary Chinese art out of China, and Eastern European contemporary art after 1945. She has published a book The Duality of Museum's Structure: Issues on Elitism and Populism of Art Museums and some research papers on academic journals, including Art Research, Meishu, Arts Criticism, World Art, Art Observation, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and so on. She had also exchanged as a visiting doctoral student at UCSD from 2017 to 2018 with the grants of China Scholarship Council.
Hideki Tanaka is Professor of Linguistics at YOKOHAMA National University, Japan. He has obtained a doctoral degree in linguistics from Tsukuba University, Japan. His main research interests lie in contrastive linguistics between English and Japanese. He focuses on the syntactic and semantic aspects on quantitative expressions and relative clauses. He is the author of Eigo to nihongo ni okeru suuryou-hyougen to kankeisetu no kaishaku ni kansuru kijututeki/ rironteki kenkyuu (A descriptive and theoretical study of the interpretation of quantitative expressions and relative clauses in English and Japanese), Kaitakusha, Tokyo, 2015.
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.