Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Year
2022/23

Professor CHEN Runsheng
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Visitation: Oct 2022 Discipline: Biology
Lecture Topics: 
AI and Big data in Precision Medicine
COVID Vaccines and Nucleic Acid Drugs

Year
2021/22

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Year
2019/20

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Professor Stephen FIGLEWSKI
New York University Stern School of Business
Visitation: Oct 2019 Discipline: Business

Year
2018/19

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Professor Paul PHAROAH
University of Cambridge
Visitation: Nov 2018 Discipline: Medicine

Year
2017/18

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Professor Erkko AUTIO
Imperial College Business School, London
Visitation: Oct 2017 Discipline: Business

Year
2016/17

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Professor Steven CHU
Stanford University
Visitation: Oct 2016 Discipline: Physics

Year
2015/16

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Professor Inez FUNG
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Visitation: Oct 2015 Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences

Year
2014/15

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Professor David C GEARY
University of Missouri
Visitation: Oct 2014 Discipline: Psychology

Year
2013/14

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Professor Shu CHIEN
University of California
Visitation: Oct 2013 Discipline: Medicine/Engineering

Year
2012/13

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Professor CHEN Yuan-tsong
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Visitation: Nov 2012 Discipline: Medicine

Year
2011/12

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Professor Herman S. CHEUNG
University of Miami
Visitation: Oct 2011 Discipline: Medicine

Year
2010/11

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Professor Sam GLUCKSBERG
Princeton University
Visitation: Oct 2010 Discipline: Psychology

Year
2010/11

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Professor Kay DEAUX
City University of New York
Visitation: Oct 2010 Discipline: Psychology

Year
2008/09

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Professor QIN Dahe
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Visitation: Oct 2008 Discipline: Meteorology
Lecture Topics: 
Global warming and the socio-economic development of China
Weather hazards in a changing climate and their relevance to China's sustainability
The first Chinese at South Pole: Global warming from the perspective of polar exploration

Year
2007/08

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Professor ZHANG Yaping
Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS
Visitation: Nov 2007 Discipline: Zoology
Lecture Topics: 
The origin and evolution history of Chinese: insight from DNA
Mitochondrial population genomics of Asian

Year
2006/07

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Professor YUAN Longping
China National Hybrid Rice R&D Center
Visitation: Mar 2007 Discipline: Biology
Lecture Topics: 
Progress in Breeding of Super Hybrid Rice

Year
2006/07

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Professor F Sherwood ROWLAND
University of California (Irvine), USA
Visitation: Oct 2006 Discipline: Chemistry
Lecture Topics: 
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming and Climate Change

Year
2005/06

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Professor Stanley N COHEN
Stanford University, USA
Visitation: Nov 2005 Discipline: Medicine
Lecture Topics: 
Knowledge and Fear of Knowledge: Dual Legacies of the New Genetics
Discovering and Inactivating Host Cell Genes Exploited by Infectious Microbes

Year
2005/06

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Professor Peter C ORDESHOOK
California Institute of Technology, USA
Visitation: Mar 2006 Discipline: Political Science
Lecture Topics: 
Theoretical Underpinnings of Constitutional Design for New Democracies
The Uses and Misuses of Game Theory in Political Science

Year
2004/05

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Professor Michael C CORBALLIS
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Visitation: Feb 2005 Discipline: Psychology
Lecture Topics: 
Where did language come from?
Why is our right brain different from our left brain?

Year
2004/05

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Professor Yuk-ling YUNG
California Institute of Technology, USA
Visitation: Oct 2004 Discipline: Planetary Science

Year
2003/04

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Professor QIAN Zeng-yi
Shandong University, PRC
Visitation: Mar 2004 Discipline: Chinese Language
Lecture Topics: 
Man Tan Fang Yang. Fan Yan Xie

Year
2003/04

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Professor DONG Zhi-an
Shandong University, PRC
Visitation: Mar 2004 Discipline: Chinese Language
Lecture Topics: 
漫談我國古代典籍的保存與古文獻學的學科建設

Year
2002/03

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Professor Yuan T LEE
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Visitation: Mar 2003 Discipline: Chemistry

Year
2002/03

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Professor Tony F. CHAN
University of California (LA), USA
Visitation: Nov 2002 Discipline: Mathematics
Lecture Topics: 
Geometry, PDEs, Fluid Dynamics and Image Processing
What's Math got to do with it?

Year
2001/02

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Professor Richard J. ESTES
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Visitation: Mar 2002 Discipline: Social Work
Lecture Topics: 
Trends in World Social Development: Implications for Hong Kong and Other Well-Off Societies
Threats to World Social Development: Obstacles and Opportunities at the Beginning of a New Century

Year
2001/02

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Professor M. Frederick HAWTHORNE
University of California (LA), USA
Visitation: Nov 2001 Discipline: Chemistry
Lecture Topics: 
Roles of Boron Chemistry in Medicine
Why I Chose Chemistry?

Year
2000/01

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Professor Paul. M. VANHOUTTE
Institut de Recherches Internationale Server, France
Visitation: Mar 2001 Discipline: Medicine
Lecture Topics: 
From Gas to Intercellular Message: Nitric Oxide
Drug Discovery: The Ultimate Pharmacological Challenge

Year
2000/01

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Professor Kenneth A. DODGE
Duke University, USA
Visitation: Nov 2000 Discipline: Psychology
Lecture Topics: 
How Aggressive Behavior Develops in Children and Adolescents
The Prevention of Chronic Violence in Adolescents

Year
1999/00

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Professor Arthur B. ELLIS
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Visitation: Feb 2000 Discipline: Material Science
Lecture Topics: 
Customizing Materials for the 21st Century
Teaching Science and Engineering through Materials Science

Year
1999/00

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Professor Janice M. MORSE
University of Alberta, Canada
Visitation: Nov 1999 Discipline: Nursing
Lecture Topics: 
The Contribution of Qualitative Inquiry to Health Care Research
The Hope Project Research to Understand, Assess and Intervene
Is There Anything New to Learn about Suffering?

Year
1998/99

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Professor Harry HARDING
The George Washington University, USA
Visitation: Mar 1999 Discipline: Political Science
Lecture Topics: 
The U.S. and Asia: Trans-Pacific Relations Towards a New Century – Security
The U.S. and Asia: Trans-Pacific Relations Towards a New Century – Economics

Year
1998/99

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Professor Marilyn S. ALBERT
Harvard Medical School, USA
Visitation: Oct 1998 Discipline: Psychology
Lecture Topics: 
Cognitive Change in Normal Aging
Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementing Disorders
Correlates of Cognitive Function in Relation to Aging and Dementia: A Review of Findings on MRI, qEEG, PET, SPEC and MRI

Year
1997/98

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Professor John W. REPS
Cornell University, USA
Visitation: Mar 1998 Discipline: Architecture
Lecture Topics: 
Canberra 1912: Lost Plans and Forgotten Contestants of an International Planning Competition
Making the American Capital: The Planning and Development of Washington, D.C.
Cutting Down the Hills and Pushing Back the Sea: American Experience with Reclaiming Land for Development

Year
1997/98

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Dr. David Da-i HO
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, USA
Visitation: Dec 1997 Discipline: Medicine
Lecture Topics: 
The AIDS Epidemic and Prospects for Control

Year
1996/97

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Professor Gillian BROWN
Cambridge University, UK
Visitation: Mar 1997 Discipline: English Language
Lecture Topics: 
English as an International Language - What Does It Mean?
Developments of Listening Comprehension in the Last Thirty Years
Interpretation and Context

Year
1996/97

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Dr. Leroy CHIAO
NASA Space Center, USA
Visitation: Nov 1996 Discipline: Space Science
Lecture Topics: 
My Experiences as a NASA Astronaut

Year
1996/97

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Professor Chia-ying YEH
University of British Columbia, Canada
Visitation: Oct 1996 Discipline: Chinese Language
Lecture Topics: 
The Development of the Song Lyric from Five Dynasties to C'hing Dynasty
Attitudes Toward the Song Lyric During the C'hing Dynasty
Major Song Lyric Writers of C'hing Dynasty

Year
1995/96

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Professor Shupeng CHEN
Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Visitation: Mar 1996 Discipline: Science
Lecture Topics: 
Current Remote Sensing Applications in China
Geo-informatics for Regional Modeling Analysis
Coastal Zone and its Sustainable Development

Year
1995/96

Professor Graham J. FISHBURNE
University of Alberta, Canada
Visitation: Nov 1995 Discipline: Education
Lecture Topics: 
Key Teaching Behaviours for Effective University Teaching
Ideas to Enhance Teacher Development at the University Level
Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Children

Year
1994/95

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Professor James CAHILL
University of California, USA
Visitation: Mar 1995 Discipline: Art History
Lecture Topics: 
Poetic Painting in Sung-dynasty China
Poetic Painting in Late Ming China
Poetic Painting in Edo-period Japan

Year
1994/95

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Professor Feng-sheng HE
Institute of Occupational Medicine, PRC
Visitation: Nov 1994 Discipline: Medicine
Lecture Topics: 
Chemical Toxicity on the Nervous System Recognition and Prevention
"Biomarkers" in Monitoring Occupational and Environmental Chemical Exposure
Current Global Needs in Occupational Health

Year
1993/94

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Professor Janos KORNAI
Harvard University, USA
Visitation: Mar 1994 Discipline: Finance
Lecture Topics: 
The Evolution of Financial Discipline in Postsocialist Transition
Transformational Recession

Year
1993/94

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Professor Sidney GREENBAUM
University College London, UK
Visitation: Nov 1993 Discipline: English Language
Lecture Topics: 
English as an International Language
Corpus Linguistics
The English Language in Britain Today

Year
1992/93

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Professor Richard PORTES
University of London, UK
Visitation: Mar 1993 Discipline: Economics
Lecture Topics: 
A Difficult Departure
Proposals for Progress

Year
1992/93

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Professor Kwang-chung YU
Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Visitation: Feb 1993 Discipline: Chinese Language
Lecture Topics: 
杖底煙霞 - 中國山水遊記的藝術
藝術的美與醜

Year
1991/92

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Professor Jonathan SPENCE
Yale University, USA
Visitation: Mar 1992 Discipline: History
Lecture Topics: 
China in the West: Coming to Terms with the New
China in the West: System Building and Imagination

Year
1991/92

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Professor B. SCHLESINGER
University of Toronto, Canada
Visitation: Oct 1991 Discipline: Social Work
Lecture Topics: 
One Parent Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
The Sandwich Generation: Three Stresses and Satisfactions
Families That Last

Year
1990/91

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Professor Wlodzimierz BRUS
Oxford University, UK
Visitation: Nov 1990 Discipline: Sociology / Economics
Lecture Topics: 
Concept: Marxist Claim to Superiority
Reality: Experience of Eastern Europe
Prospects: Reformor Replacement?

Year
1989/90

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Professor Jan. SVARTVIK
Lund University, Sweden
Visitation: Nov 1989 Discipline: English Language
Lecture Topics: 
Is There a Place for Grammar in a Communicative Approach to Language Teaching?
On the Study of Spoken English
Corpus Linguistics: The Compilation, Distribution and Use of Machine-Readable Texts in the English Language

Year
1988/89

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Professor Ky FAN
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Visitation: Apr 1989 Discipline: Mathematics
Lecture Topics: 
Game Theory and its Influences
Analytic Functions of Linear Operators
Convexity Theorems in Fixed Point Theory

Year
1988/89

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Professor Robin M. NORRIS
Auckland University, New Zealand
Visitation: Nov 1988 Discipline: Medicine
Lecture Topics: 
Coronary Heart Disease: A Changing Perspective
Acute Myocardial Infraction: A Disease of the Twentieth Century
Disorders of Function due to Myocardial Ischaemia: Myocardial Stunning and Postsystolic Shortening

Year
1987/88

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Professor Norton GINSBURG
East-West Center, USA
Visitation: Jan 1988 Discipline: Geography
Lecture Topics: 
Precepts and Problems Regarding American Cities
Emerging Regions of Rural-Urban Interaction in Asia
Peking and Tientsin: The Problem of Water Supply in Chinese Cities

Year
1986/87

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Dr. Franklin CHANG-DIAZ
NASA Plasma Fusion Center, USA
Visitation: Nov 1986 Discipline: Space Science
Lecture Topics: 
Space Shuttle Program

Year
1986/87

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Professor Shing-shen CHERN
Nankai University, PRC
Visitation: Nov 1986 Discipline: Mathematics
Lecture Topics: 
What is Geometry?
My Teaching Experience: Development of Mathematics in China in the Past Sixty Years
Differential Geometry and Theoretical Physics

Year
1986/87

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Professor K.C. CHANG
Harvard University, USA
Visitation: Sep 1986 Discipline: Archaeology
Lecture Topics: 
Art of the Chinese Bronze Age
Shamanism and Politics in Ancient China
A New Paradigm For the Rise of Civilizations

Year
1985/86

Professor Lawrence J. LAU
Stanford University, USA
Visitation: Mar 1986 Discipline: Economics
Lecture Topics: 
Relationships Among Macro Variables
Identifying the Parts From the Sum
Models of Macro and Micro Behavior

Year
1984/85

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Professor Peng-yuan CHANG
Taiwan Normal university, Taiwan
Visitation: Apr 1985 Discipline: History
Lecture Topics: 
近代中國的政治領導階層

Year
1984/85

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Professor Samuel FINER
Oxford University, UK
Visitation: Dec 1984 Discipline: Political Science
Lecture Topics: 
Intervention
Power
Abdication

Year
1983/84

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Professor Ezra VOGEL
Harvard University, USA
Visitation: Jan 1983 Discipline: Sociology
Lecture Topics: 
The Recent Rise of Japan
The World's Response to Japan's Rise
The New Stage of Industrial Societies

Year
1982/83

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Professor Stuart SCHRAM
University of London, UK
Visitation: Apr 1982 Discipline: History
Lecture Topics: 
The Apprenticeship of a Revolutionary
A Quarter Century of Achievement
The Final Phase: From Apotheosis to Oblivion

Year
1981/82

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Professor C.N. YANG
State University of N.Y, USA
Visitation: Jan 1982 Discipline: Physics
Lecture Topics: 
Symmetry and th Physics of the Twentieth Century