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.
Yuxin Guo received his Bachelor of Chinese History in the Faculty of History, Nankai University, and he is a third-year PhD student at the Institute of Qing History, Renmin University of China. His major is ancient Chinese history. His research focuses on the history of the Qing Dynasty, especially regarding archives and society. His publications include "The evolution of the institution of the Governor of the Shuntian Prefecture in the Qing Dynasty" (Beijing Historical Studies, Social sciences academic press, 2018), and "Study on 'Bao-Gao' cases of gentry in Qing dynasty" (Study of Local Archives and Literature, Volume 3, National Library of China Publishing House, 2018).
Yuanyuan Hua is currently an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and World Literature at Dalian University of Foreign Languages and a Postdoctor at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Central Florida in 2011-2012 developing research on American ecofeminist literature and ecological literature. Her first book, On American Eco-feminist Literary Criticism, was published by People's Literature Publishing House in 2014. In 2017 she was awarded funding from The National Social Science Fund of China to develop research on the acceptance of Chinese Taoist thought by American ecological literature in the 20th century and is currently working on this project.
Christina Laffin is associate professor and the Canada Research Chair in Premodern Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. While at Stanford she is completing a translation of a career guide written by a Japanese noblewoman for her daughter in 1264 and researching ways in which women of the Japanese court were socialized and educated from the tenth to fifteenth centuries. Laffin's publications include a monograph on the medieval poet Nun Abutsu (Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu, Hawai'i University Press, 2013), a co-edited collection of essays and translations on noh drama (The Noh Ominameshi: A Flower Viewed from Many Directions, Cornell East Asia Series, 2003), and a multi-volume anthology on Japanese history (Gender and Japanese History, Osaka University Press, 1999; managing editor).
Jungku Park is currently a professor at the Department of Chinese Language & Literature, Seoul National University in Korea and the president of the Korea Association of Chinese Linguistics. His research interests are in the area of Chinese linguistics. Recently he has been carrying out extensive research into linguistic variations with theory of grammar from the linguistic typological perspective. His works concern with Chinese syntax, morphology and prosody, Chinese pedagogical grammar in teaching Chinese as second language. His theory of grammar includes Linguistic Typology, Information Structure, Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, Grammaticalization, Semantic Map Theory, etc. His recent publications include “Semantic Maps of Source-related Adpositions in Chinese Dialects” (Journal of Chinese Linguistics in Korea 71. 2017), “A Study on Chinese Aspect System from Typological Prospective - Focused on Analysis of the Grammaticalization Path from Verbs to Perfective Markers” (Journal of the Korea Society for Chinese Studies 77. 2016), “A Study on the Information Structure of Adjective Predicate from Typological Perspective” (Zhongguo Yuwen(中国语文) 373. 2016).
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.
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.
Dr. Qin Zhou currently serves as an Associate Professor in the University of International Business and Economics in China. Her research interests include Health Economics, Public Health, and Applied Econometrics. She is mainly focused on the study of Chinese health insurance and policy evaluation. She conducted a postdoctoral research study on "Policy Evaluation of Chinese Basic Health Insurance" in Peking University during 2014-2016. She was awarded the "Australia-APEC Women in Research" Fellowship and conducted a project entitled "Social Security Systems in Relation to Healthcare Utilization and Health Behaviors among Different Populations in Australia" in Australian National University as a visiting APEC Fellow in 2017. Her work at Stanford is to collaborate with Prof. Karen Eggleston to estimate the effect of Chinese urban-rural health insurance integration policy on equity in the utilization of healthcare and insurance benefit distribution in China.
Xinmin Zhou received his PhD in the field of literature from Wuhan University in 2002. He is currently a professor and doctoral tutor of Hubei University. His publications include The Appearance and Change of "Man": the Study of Human Discourse in the Nearly 30 Years of Chinese Novels, The Interview of Chinese "post-60s writers," and the Dimension of Contemporary Novel Criticism. At present, Professor Zhou mainly studies Chinese contemporary novels, literary criticism and contemporary literature history. He especially has his own opinion on the current development of Chinese literature.