Visiting Scholars

Photo of Shaohua Guo
  • China
Visiting Scholar
Carleton College

Shaohua Guo is Associate Professor of Chinese at Carleton College. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests focus on contemporary Chinese studies, digital media studies, and cultural studies. She is the author of The Evolution of the Chinese Internet: Creative Visibility in the Digital Public (Stanford University Press, 2020). 

Ellen Huang
  • China
Distinguished Practitioner

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.

Miwa Shimada photo
Visiting Scholar
Keio University

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.

Photo of Min Shu
  • East Asia
Visiting Scholar
Waseda University

Min Shu is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at Waseda University. He received his Ph.D. at University of Bristol, and held appointments at Fudan University and Waseda Institute of Advanced Studies. Dr. Shu’s research focuses on comparative regionalism and international relations of historical East Asia. His works have been published in several edited volumes and academic journals, including European Journal of Political Research and European Law Journal. He was visiting scholar/fellow at Harvard-Yenching Institute, LUISS Guido Carli, Catholic University Leuven, and University of Geneva. His research at Stanford examines the regional history of the Ming-Qing transition in 17th century East Asia.

Janice  Stockard
  • China
Distinguished Practitioner
Stanford University

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
  • China
Distinguished Practitioner
Stanford University

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.