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PREVIOUS VISITING FELLOWS AT THE USF RICCI INSTITUTE (alphabetical order)


AHN Jung Won 安廷苑
Ricci Asian Scholars Endowment Visiting Fellow

Summer 2005; to develop her research on comparative studies and marriage in Catholic communities in sixteenth and seventeenth century China, Japan and Korea, which lead to her paper "A Jesuit's Views on Chinese Marriage: Manuel Dias, S.J. (1559-1639)".

Lauren ARNOLD
EDS Stewart Chair Visiting Fellow
Independent Scholar/Art Historian

Fall 2007; to conceptualize, organize, and administer the research project, “The Lotus & the Cross: A Photographic Exhibition of Early Christian Art from China and India.”  Spring 2005; to present a public lecture, Guadalupe and Guanyin: Images of the Madonna in Mexico and China. Spring 2003; to present a public lecture, "The Emperor Rejoiced with Great Joy: A Christian Artifact from 1342 Hidden in a Chinese Painting." Fall 2002; to assist in ongoing research projects at the Ricci Institute, contribute an article to the Pacific Rim Report , and to present a public lecture, "Of the Mind and the Eye: Jesuit Artists in the Forbidden City in the 17th and 18th Centuries."

CHEN Shengbo
Luce Foundation Grant Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor, School of Philosophy and Sociology, Lanzhou University, China

Summer 2010; to continue his research on the life and mission of William W. Simpson and American missionary in Gansu Province in the early 20th century.

DUCEUX Isabelle, Ph.D.
Ricci Visiting Scholar
El Colegio de México/Mexico

Summer 2010; to work on Longobardo’s treatises:  "A Short Answer Concerning the Controversies about Xang Ti [上帝], Tien Xin [天神], and Ling Hoen [靈魂]" and "Other Chinese Names and Terms (1623–24) and Linghun daoti shuo 靈魂道體说 (1636)." Spring 2009; to continue her research on the introduction of Aristotelian philosophy in China by Jesuit Missionaries in the seventeenth-century historical context and assisted the Ricci Institute with analysis and enhancement of online catalogue entries for the Rouleau Archives.

FAN Lizhu, Ph.D.
EDS Stewart Chair Distinguished Fellow
Professor, Department of Sociology, Fudan University, China

Winter 2012; to complete the Chinese language manuscript of the upcoming publication "China and Cultural Sociology and Religion" in collaboration with Drs. James and Evelyn Whitehead. Spring 2010; to co-author the third volume of bilingual publication entitled "China and the Cultural Psychology of Religion," with Drs. James and Evelyn Whitehead, Summer 2004; to participate in writing "Religion in the Late Modern World."

GONG Minlü, Ph.D.
Luce Foundation Grant Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature, Hunan Normal University, China

Summer 2011; to continue her research on the influence of Christianity on modern Chinese writers and their works in the Republican Era (1911 – 1949).

HSIA Florence, Ph.D.
EDS Travel Grant Visiting Scholar
Assistant professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Spring 2006; to continue her research on her book, "Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China."

HU Minghui, Ph.D.
Ricci Research Fellow
Assistant Professor of History at UC Santa Cruz

Spring 2010; to complete his book entitled, "Science, Civillity, and Politics: Dai Zhen and the Dawn of Modern Chinese Thought."

HUANG Xiangtao, Ph.D.
Ricci Visiting Fellow
Professor of History and Director of the Qing History Institute at People's University. China

Fall 2009; to continue his research on the spread of Western knowledge during the late Ming and early Qing period and the formation of new Chinese vocabularies.


LI Yuan, Ph.D.
Luce Foundation Grant Visiting Fellow
Lecturer/Faculty for the Study of Asian Civilizations, Northeast Normal University, China/ Editor, The Journal of Ancient Civilizations

Summer 2012; to continue her research on the missionaries' attitude toward the Chinese state ritual system and practices and to provide a newer understanding of the missionaries' strategy in China and cultural encounter between China and the West in the late Ming and early Qing period.


Eugenio MENEGON, Ph.D.
EDS Stewart Chair Visiting Fellow
Assistant Professor of History, Boston University

Summer 2006; to continue his work on the Chinese Rites Controversy project. May to August 2002; to conduct research for the Rouleau Project and work on the translation of Matteo Ricci's letters from Italian into Chinese; to collaborate with other scholars on the translation of Matteo Ricci's works from Italian into Chinese and to participate in a project for the history of Chinese Rites Controversy.


Marco MUSILLO, Ph.D.
Ricci Visiting Scholar
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Spring 2009; to continue his research on the European artistic training of Giuseppe Castiglione, a Jesuit missionary, and its influence on his experience and the paintings he created in the Chinese imperial court in the eighteenth century.

Peter Tze Ming NG, Ph.D.
EDS-Stewart Chiar Distinguished Fellow
Professor, Department of Religion, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society at the University's Chung Chi College

Spring 2002; to contribute to the database project on the history of Christianity in China, participate in the Roundtable Discussion on “Nourishing the Spirit: Social Change and Spiritual Development in China Today,” and to assist the director in organizing an International Young Scholars' Symposium.


Paul RULE, Ph.D.
EDS Stewart Chair Distinguished Fellow
Emeritus Faculty, LaTrobe University, Australia

Spring 2006; to continue his research and writing on the history of the Chinese Rites Controversy for a forthcoming Ricci Institute funded publication. Spring-Summer 2004; to present a public lecture, "Jesuit Asia, Past and Present: India, China and Japan" and to continue his research on the history of the Chinese Rites Controversy for a forthcoming Ricci Institute funded publication. July to November 2002; to participate in the Rouleau Archival Collection research project and complete a paper on the scholarly activities of Fr. Edward J. Malatesta. Fall 2000; to teach an undergraduate course on Asian religions and to begin his work on the Chinese Rites Controversy project and to deliver a keynote presentation at the US Catholic China Bureau for its eighteenthe National Catholic Dhina Conference entitled, "Christianity in China: Growing on Holy Ground."

SONG Gong, Ph.D.
EDS Travel Grant Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

Fall 2008; to continue his research on the complex role of Catholic baptism in 17th-century ritualistic exchange between China and Europe.

 

SUDEBILIGE, Ph.D.
Luce Foundation Grant Visiting Fellow
Professor, Inner Mongolia University, China

Spring 2009; to continue his research on the activities of the Catholic Church in Inner Mongolia and the issue of land ownership that evolved among Han Chinese migrants from China-proper, local Mongolians, and Catholic missionaries during the late Qing period.

SUN Haoran, Ph.D.
Luce Foundation Grant Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor, Yunnan Nationalities University, China

Fall 2010; to continue his research on the influence of Christian missions on Chinese minority women in South China in the first half of the 20th century.

TAO Feiya, Ph.D.
EDS Stewart Chair Distinguished Fellow
Executive Associate Dean, Shanghai University, China

Summer 2005; to produce a paper on Christianity and Marxism and to complete the editing of papers on “Women and Christianity in Modern China.”


R. G. TIEDEMANN, Ph.D.
EDS Stewart Chair Distinguished Fellow
Lecturer, Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Academic Year 2005-2006; to work on the “Reference Guide to Missionary Societies in China from the 16th to 20th Century,” and continue his work as editor and principal contributor to The Handbook of Christianity in China, Volume Two: 1800-Present. Summer 2004; to assist in the development of the Christianity in China Database Project. Summer 2001; to assist in the development of the Christianity in China Database Project (funded by a Luce Foundation grant.) Academic Year 1999-2000; to assist in the development of the Christianity in China Database, teach the undergraduate course, “Modern China: Revolution and Modernization,” and to serve as discussant at the conference, “China and Christianity: Burdened Past, Hopeful Future”.

Antoni ÜÇERLER, S.J.
EDS Stewart Chair Distinguished Fellow
Research Scholar and Lecturer, Campion Hall, Oxford University

July-October, 2011; to co-edit and design a new volume that will integrate materials from the proceedings of the international symposium "Legacies of the Book, Missionary Printing in Asia and Americas," and the images of the exhibits, "Galleons & Globalization, California Mission Arts & the Pacific Rim and Early Missionary Printing in Asia & the Americas, July-December, 2010; to co-chair an international symposium "Legacies of the Book, Missionary Printing in Asia and Americas," to coordinate with Fr. Thomas Lucas for an art exhibit, and to teach a four-unit upper division course on the cultural encounters between Europe and Asia in the 16th-18th centuries in the USF History Department, July-October, 2009; to complete the publication of “Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison (1543-1644)," July-October, 2008; to edit the papers from the international symposium “Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison (1543-1644),” and to further his research on the historical activities of the Jesuits in Japan. Summer 2007; to edit the papers from the international symposium, “Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison (1543-1644),” and to deliver the public lecture, “Christianity & Cultures: Japan & China in Comparison (1543-1644).” Spring 2006; to organize the international symposium, “Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison (1543-1644)” and to deliver the public lecture, “Treasures from Japan and China in the Jesuit Roman Archives (1543-1773).” Summer 2005; to organize the international symposium, “Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison (1543-1644)” and to continue his research on the history of Christianity in Japan and China. Spring 2003; to prepare for the international symposium “Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison (1543-1644), and to deliver the public lecture, “Gutenberg Comes to Japan: The Jesuit Enterprise & the First IT Revolution of the Sixteenth Century.”

Frederik VERMOTE
Ricci Research Travel Grant Visiting Fellow
Doctoral Candidate, University of British Columbia

Summer 2012; to collect materials for his dissertation on the financial management system of the Society of Jesus relating to its missions to Asia in the 16th - 18th centuries.

 

Evelyn E. and James D. WHITEHEAD
EDS Stewart Chair Distinguished Fellows
Whitehead Associates, Consultants in Education and Ministry

Spring 2010; to co-author the third volume of bilingual publication entitled "China and the Cultural Psychology of Religion," Fall 2008; to continue research and writing for the second volume of bilingual publication on religion with Dr. FAN Lizhu. Fall 2005; to complete the editorial work for the upcoming publication, Religion in a Late Modern World and to advise Director on curriculum development in religious studies in China. Spring 2005; to complete a draft manuscript of the upcoming publication, Religion in the Late Modern World . Summer 2004; to work on the project, “Nourishing the Spirit:   Social Change and Spiritual Development.” Spring 2003; to research and prepare for a course on philosophy and religion at Fudan University and to write a paper on the relationship between spiritual growth and social development in China today. Spring 2002; to organize and participate in the colloquium, “Social Changes and Spiritual Development in China Today,” to write an article for publication in the Pacific Rim Report , and to develop a research project in collaboration with Dr. FAN Lizhu of Fudan University. Spring 2001; to participate in colloquium in collaboration with GTU on spiritual and social development in China and to research and prepare for course on philosophy and in religion to be taught at Fudan University. Winter 2000- Spring 2000; to research and prepare for course on Christian spirituality to be taught at Zhejiang University. Winter 1999; to perform scholarly activities.

Hongyan XIANG
Ricci Doctoral Research Visiting Fellow
Doctoral Candidate, Penn State University

Summer 2012; to consult the Canton Diocese Archives in preparation for her dissertation on local land-holding and property rights and the Catholic Church in the city of Canton during the early 1900's.

 

YANG Huilin
EDS Stewart Chair Visiting Fellow
Professor of Comparative Literature and Dean, People's University of China in Beijing

Summer 2006; to research a paper on the study of Christianity in China through sources in comparative literature and culture.

 

ZHAO Guangjun
Luce Foundation Grant Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor of College of History and Culture, Henan University, China

Summer 2012; to research a paper on the topic of "Land Reform of the Church Property by the Chinese Communist Party, 1912-1949."

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