Michelle Chen began her career in investment in 1992 and now works at Yongjin Group where she is responsible for its cross border investments. She focuses on the sectors of finance, healthcare and education. Her research focuses on the cross section of technology and education, healthcare and entrepreneurship.
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).
Ellen Huang, Ph.D. is a historian of art, technology, and material culture. She holds degrees from Yale University and UCSD. Her research and teaching integrate the applied and natural sciences with the history of material culture. She has held postdoctoral teaching positions at UC Berkeley, East China Normal University (Shanghai), and the University of San Francisco. In addition to publishing in catalogues and academic journals, she has organized exhibitions around the collections of the Cantor Arts Center, Asian Art Museum SF, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, and National Palace Museum. Among her most enjoyable experiences include teaching collections/objects-based classes at Stanford, for AAMSF, and for the Andrew Mellon Chinese Object Studies Program. She is currently completing a monograph about material transformation through an exploration of Jingdezhen porcelain (ca. 1600-1900) and researching the role of craft, binary languages, and science in contemporary art from Asia.
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).
Bowen Ni is a second-year PhD candidate of Tsinghua University majoring in modern Chinese history. He received his Bachelor of Literature and Master of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy, Wuhan University. His interest is on the modern interpretation of Anti-Neo-Confucianism generated in late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty. Currently he is studying the topic “Replace Principal with Rite: the Academic Turning in Late Qing Dynasty”. His publications include “Interpretation and Casting: The Development of Traditional Culture by Revolutionary Culture in Modern Times” (Studies on Marxist Theory in Higher Education, Volume 1, 2019).
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.