CHOW Yiu Fai is Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University. His publications cover gender politics and creative practices, including Caring in the Time of Precarity and Sonic Multiplicities (co-authored). Chow is also an award-winning writer in lyrics and prose.
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CHUNG Shefong founded Trees Music and Art, a folk and root music label, in 1993. In 2001, Chung started Migration Music Festival, an annual music festival organized around the theme of “migration”, with the aim to provide a platform for integrating music and cultural issues, and sound experiments. Chung currently teaches at the College of Communication of the National Cheng-chi University, and is acting as the director of the NCCU Art and Culture Center. In 2011, she made her first trip to India, which has brought her to a later journey on documentary filmmaking.
Chris Connery is the professor of University of California, Santa Cruz and department of Cultural Studies of Shanghai University. He has been living in Shanghai since 2010 and has observed Caoyang Villiage over a long period.
Zuleikha Chaudhari is a theatre director and lighting designer. Her work is an investigation of the structure and codes of performance. It explores and develops a series of questions to do with the interruption of the narrative structure, how images are constructed and experienced: the relationship of the text and performer, the dynamic between performer and space, how narratives are created and understood, and finally, the role of the spectator in the performative experience.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Chen Yun studied Journalism at Fudan University and got her MPhil degree in Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been working in contemporary art institutions since 2007 in Shanghai and Beijing. After working for two years at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art as assistant curator for art and education programs, she came back to Shanghai in 2009. Since March 2010, she joined the West Heavens as researcher and project manager
1960, born in Taoyuan, Taiwan, China; 1978, graduated from a vocational high school for the arts. Now residing in Taipei, China.
Born in Shanghai, is a researcher in the Institute of Literature in Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. She focuses on Chinese modern and contemporary literature, and gender cultures. Chen’s major works include A Peek on Myth, Chinese Women Images in Hundreds of Years (as a co-author), etc.. She is also the editor of Metropolitan Female Essays, Shanghai, 20 most frequently asked questions in Modern Female Life, A Selection of Critics in China Modern Female Literature and Culture (co-editor).
As a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, Chen works for the Research Center of Humanities and Social Science in Taiwan Academia Sinica, and is the editor member of Thoughts Quarterly and Critics on Political and Social Philosophy. He focuses on modern political philosophy, history of socialist thought, nationalism and political thoughts in modern China.
Dr. Chen Bo graduated from Peking University in 2004 and is now a joint assistant professor at the China’s Tibetology Centre and the Anthropology Institute at Sichuan University. His research focuses on Tibetan studies with the perspective of anthropology. His dissertation, Reproducing Shambala, as a result of 13 months of fieldwork at a rural village in central Tibet, was published in 2009. During the last five years, he was granted fellowships to visit University of North Carolina and Duke University at North Carolina, USA, and Nepal for teaching and for fieldworks.
Chen, as an independent reporter, is an executive director of Guangdong Humanities Society. During June and August, 2004, Chen was a field reporter in Baghdad, Iraq, interviewed over 200 people, and issued more than 30 articles at home and abroad. During 2003 and 2004, Chen was invited by Philosophy Department, St Stephens College, University of Delhi, to study on translation and to lecture on Chinese philosophy featuring on Classic of the Virtue of the Tao, for a year.
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France. Associate Professor in National Tsing-Hua University. Research area includes art theory, psychoanalysis, film, and theater. He funded Flâneur Culture Lab in 1998, which has published traditional Chinese version of important theories from Europe and avant garte writings.
Amy Cheng was born in 1970. She received her MA from the Graduate Institute of Art History at National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei). From 1997 to 1999, she taught history of Western art at Fu Jen Catholic University (Taipei). From 2000 to 2005 Cheng lived in Vancouver, Canada, and was a feature writer for ARTCO Monthly, where she currently works as a lead feature writer. Her art criticism has appeared in Chinese- and English-language journals including Modern Art, YiShu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and Contemporary Art & Investment.
Johnson CHANG Tsong-zung, curator, guest professor of China Art Academy, art director of Hanart T Z Gallery, co-founder of the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, co-founder of the Hong Kong chapter of AICA. He has been active in curating Chinese exhibitions since the 1980s; he pioneered participation of Chinese art in international exhibitions, and was instrumental in establishing the international image of Chinese contemporary art of the 1990s.
Kuan-Hsing Chen is Professor in the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, and also the coordinator of Center for Asia-Pacific/ Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University. He has held visiting professorships at universities in Korea, China, Japan, Singapore and the U.S.
Dipesh Chakrabarty holds a B.Sc (Hons.) degree from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, a Post-graduate Diploma in Management (considered equivalent to MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a Ph.D (History) from the Australian National University.
Partha Chatterjee was born in Calcutta in 1947 and graduated in Political Science from Presidency College in the University of Calcutta. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in the United States. He has spent most of his academic life on the faculty of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, of which he was Director from 1997-2007. He had help visiting appointments in many universities of the United States, Europe and Australia. He is currently Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York.