Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Year
2021/22

Professor Masayuki SATO
Department of Philosophy, Taiwan University
Visitation: Oct 2021 Discipline: Philosophy
Lecture Topics: 
The Development of Xunzi Studies for the Past 300 Years in Japan and its Contemporary Significance
Xunzi and "Mr. Lu's Spring and Autumn Annals" during the Era of the Transformation of Political Order among the Warring States

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