was born into a family of musicians, and was initiated into Hindustani classical music by his father Dr. Nagarajrao Havaldar, a well-known Hindustani classical vocalist. He was trained under masters like Pandit Madhava Gudi of Kirana Gharana and Pandit Panchakshari Swami Mattigatti of Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana, and is fortunate to inherit the finest nuances of both the Gharanas. He is now pursuing his training in Dhrupad and Khayal from Pandit Indudhar Nirody.
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Hsieh Ying-chun (謝英俊), (born 1954 in Taichung County (now part of Taichung City, Taiwan)) is a Taiwanese architect and contractor. In his socially engaged work Hsieh has been helping people rebuild their homes ever since the devastating earthquake in Taiwan 1999, when his reconstruction project for the Thao Tribe gained him international recognition.
Chien-Hung HUANG is associate professor of Taipei National University of Arts, in the Institute of Trans-disciplinary Art. He is involved in cinema critics as well as critics towards the contemporary art and the spectacle. He translated and introduced G. Deleuze, J. Baudrillard and J. Rancière’s writing to the Chinese World. Meanwhile, he authored several publications including COQ (2009), An Independent Discourse (2010), Trans-Plex Agenda (2011), EMU (2012), etc.
Chair Professor in Literary and Cultural Studies, has been writing extensively and provocatively on many cutting-edge issues, spearheading studies in cultural studies and gender/sexuality studies in Taiwan. Her present interest of research has to do with sexual nonconformity under global governance. She founded and continues to head the Center for the Study of Sexualities at National Central University, Taiwan (http://sex.ncu.edu.tw), widely-known for its social activism and intellectual stamina.
He is a master of arts, graduated from Beijing University. He works as a researcher associate in the literature research center of China Academy of Social Science, focusing on contemporary and modern ideology and literature in China. His books include Senses of Knowledge and Notions in Modern China, The Modernity of the West: Complications and Development, The Modernity of the East Asia: Complications and Development, The Problem of Modernity in the Developing Countries, etc.
Hu Xiangcheng graduated in 1977 from Shanghai Theatre Academy having studied in the stage design department. From 1978 onwards he spent three years teaching in the art department at Tibet University, experiencing that different world inextricably linked to the particular spiritual and material environment of Tibet. Hu lived abroad in Japan for some time beginning in 1986, where he became involved in the study of contemporary and folk art, handicrafts and model-making.