University of Hawaii Students and Faculty to Participate in Peking University Exchange Program

University of Hawaiʻi
Cynthia Ning, (808)956-2692
Center for Chinese Studies
Posted: Mar 22, 2004

Eight University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty and two doctorate students will participate in the UH-Peking University Exchange Program at Peking University in Beijing, PRC.

An agreement with Peking University, one of China's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning, allows UH Mānoa to send faculty members or doctorate students to China to teach, study, or conduct research during Summer 2004 or Spring 2005. In return, UH hosts Peking University faculty members here in Hawaiʻi.

The following faculty and students will be living and working at Peking University:

Roger Ames, a professor of philosophy, will work on a Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy.

Ronald Brown, director of the Center for Chinese Studies, will work with Beida faculty on a joint labor/employment law project.

Shana Brown, an assistant professor of history, will attend the Beida conference on "China‘s
Interactions with the World" in June, and will conduct research for her manuscript entitled "Chinese Antiquarianism and the Origins of Modern Chinese Historiography."

Sen-dou Chang, a professor of geography, will study the environmental impact of water
diversion in China.

Chung-ying Cheng, a professor of philosophy, will write a to-hermeneutical interpretation
of Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming, in collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Philosophy at Beida.

Eric Harwit, an associate professor of Asian studies, will conduct research on the impact of entry into the WTO on China‘s automotive industry.

Margaret Lee, a clinical professor of surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, will work with the Peking University School of Oncology and the Beijing Cancer Hospital.

Giovanni Vitiello, an associate professor of Chinese, will research homoeroticism and masculinity in late imperial fiction and culture.

Xing Fan, a theatre major, will conduct dissertation research on Model Modern Revolutionary

Andrew Lambert, a philosophy major, will do directed readings on Chinese philosophic
texts under supervision by Beida faculty.

The following Peking University faculty will be on exchange at UH Mānoa:

Liu Bo, an associate professor of geology and associate director of the Office
of Scientific Research will conduct his research project, "Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy, Diagenesis of Exposed Carbonates and its Relationships to Sea-level Fluctuation."

Shaofeng Chen, an associate professor of philosophy and vice director of the
Research Institute of Cultural Industry, will conduct his research project, "Development of Chinese Ethics and the Complementary Functions of Confucianism and Daoism; Chinese Traditional Culture & Modern Business Ethics; Daoism in Japanese Confucianism."