Dr. Masato HASEGAWA 長谷川正人
Dr. LIN Yuexin Rachel 林悅忻
Professor LUO Xin 羅新
Dr. Till MOSTOWLANSKY 陳俊逸
Dr. QIU Yuanyuan 邱源媛
Dr. TENZIN Jinba 丹增金巴
Dr. TIAN Geng 田耕
Dr. WANG Liping 王利平
Professor ZHANG Fan 張帆
|Dr. Masato HASEGAWA 長谷川正人
Masato Hasegawa is a historian of late imperial China and Chosŏn Korea with a research interest in the environment and society of the Sino-Korean borderland. He received his PhD in History from Yale University in 2013 and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He previously taught Chinese, Korean, and East Asian history at the University of Oregon, Columbia University, and New York University. His dissertation, “Provisions and Profits in a Wartime Borderland: Supply Lines and Society in the Border Region between China and Korea, 1592–1644,” examined the debilitating effects of war mobilization on local society in the Sino-Korean borderland during China’s political transition from the Ming to the Qing dynasty. Focusing on the procurement and transport of provisions across the Yalu River, it analyzed the manner in which the logistics of cross-border military campaigns profoundly disrupted the lives of individuals and the region’s agricultural cycle. He is currently revising his dissertation for publication and preparing a new project on the notion of reliability in connection with technologies, animals, and seasonality in the Sino-Korean borderland of the early seventeenth century.
|Dr. LIN Yuexin Rachel 林悅忻
Rachel Lin is a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Singapore. She received her DPhil in History (2015) and MPhil in Russian and East European Studies (2013), both from Oxford University. Her doctoral thesis, “Among Ghosts and Tigers”, centred around the impact of the Russian Revolution and Civil War on the Chinese diaspora along the Sino-Russian frontier, emphasising the prevalence of cross-border contacts and nationalist language within this community. Her work on the Chinese community under anti-bolshevik rule has been published in Revolutionary Russia, and her article on China’s recovery of Amur shipping rights has appeared in Historical Research.Rachel’s research interests lie primarily in the intersection of Chinese, Japanese and Russian imperial power in the Russian Far East, Northeast China and Xinjiang. Moving away from traditional diplomatic or political history, she is particularly interested in questions of diaspora nationalism, state-society collaboration through the medium of voluntary associations, and the emergence of multiple modernities in a contested frontier. She is particularly interested in bringing relatively-neglected Asian sources to western audiences, and in bridging gaps between Chinese, Japanese, Russian and western secondary scholarship. This is reflected in a focus on the internal narratives of Asian communities, with particular attention to discursive motifs associated with concepts of “national humiliation”, “rights recovery” and cultural identity.Going forward, Rachel hopes to explore comparative approaches to the history of China and Japan in the region, such as patterns of migration, cultural adaptation, discursive practices and organisational forms. Current research projects include a study of competing currencies – the yuan, ruble and Japanese military yen – in the Northern Chinese “rublezone”, and the rise of humanitarian language among border officials in Manchuria and Xinjiang as a response to the post-revolutionary Russian refugee crisis. She is also a key organiser of a joint French-Singapore conference, The Asian Arc of the Russian Revolution, which marks the centenary of the 1917 Revolution and examines its trajectory throughout the Asia-Pacific.
Profile on Academia.edu: https://nus.academia.edu/YuexinRachelLin
|Professor LUO Xin 羅新
|Dr. Till MOSTOWLANSKY 陳俊逸
I am a joint-Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. I am an anthropologist and scholar of modernity, infrastructure, charity, development and Islam in contemporary Central Asia and at its historical crossroads between Russian, British and Chinese influence. I hold an MA from the University of Vienna in Austria and completed my PhD at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Before moving to Hong Kong, I lectured at the University of Bern and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. I have also held honorary appointments at the Universities of Sussex and Bern.My first book Islam und Kirgisen on Tour: Die Rezeption “nomadischer Religion” und ihre Wirkung (Islam and Kyrgyz on Tour: The Perception of “Nomadic Religion” and Its Effects, Harrassowitz 2007) focuses on Islam and nomadic identity in Kyrgyzstan.Since then I have pursued two overarching research interests:
First, I am intrigued by the anthropological study of routes, roads and pathways, and the anthropology of infrastructure more generally. This research interest, which I have followed since the early days of my PhD fieldwork, frames my latest monograph Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernity along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway (University of Pittsburgh Press 2017).Second, and emerging from my take on the Pamir Highway as a Soviet gift, I research past and present forms of charity and giving – nowadays often labelled “development” – from the perspective of anthropology and history. In this regard, since 2012 I have worked on the transformative force of Shia Muslim networks which dissect the borderlands of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Tajikistan and mediate connectivity to places across Asia.Recent Publications (selection)Accepted. “Faraway Siblings, So Close: Ephemeral Conviviality Across the Wakhan Divide.” Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press).Forthcoming. “Development Institutions and Religious Networks in the Pamirian Borderlands.” In: Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer and Alessandro Rippa (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Asia’s Borderlands, New York and London: Routledge.2017. Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernity along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.2017. “Building Bridges Across the Oxus: Language, Development and Globalization at the Tajik-Afghan Frontier.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language (De Gruyter) 247, 49–70.2017. With Brook Bolander. “Language and Globalization in South and Central Asian Spaces.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language (De Gruyter) 247, 1–11.Personal website: http://mostowlansky.com/
|Dr. QIU Yuanyuan 邱源媛
邱源媛（女），歷史學博士，中國社會科學院歷史研究所副研究員，哈佛大學東亞系訪問學者。邱博士研究專業爲清史、滿族史，研究方向八旗制度、旗人社會、華北區域史研究。主要著述有《清前期宮廷禮樂研究》（2012）、《找尋京郊旗人社會——口述與文獻雙重視角下的城市邊緣群體》（2014）、《近畿五百里——清代畿輔地區的旗地與莊頭》（2016，合作），并在《中國史研究》、《清史研究》、《歷史檔案》等雜志發表論文二十餘篇，多篇文章被《中國社會科學文摘》、中國人民大學《複印報刊資料》轉載，曾獲得國家社科基金、國家社會基金後期資助以及其他國家級項目資助。Yuanyuan Qiu gets a Ph.D in History from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and is Associate Professor at the Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Her research is a comprehensive study of the social dynamics of the communities of the Bannermen, the tension and interaction between the Bannermen and commoners on individual and communal bases as well as the influence of the Eight Banners system on the rural grassroots society, especially in Han Chinese region. Her main publications include Searching for the Society of Bannermen in the Suburban Area of Beijing: Urban Fringe Community in Perspectives of Oral History and Documents (2014) and The Court Rites and Music during the Early Qing (2012).
|Dr. TENZIN Jinba 丹增金巴
I am an assistant professor of anthropology at the National University of Singapore.
I was born and raised in Gyalrong, on the eastern fringe of the Tibetan plateau. There, Tibetan and Chinese civilizations encounter and converge, and it is also a land rich in oral traditions about powerful queens, fearless warriors and learned lamas in history. I have simultaneously witnessed unprecedented changes in local livelihood and environment as a result of state-orchestrated development projects, including tourism. I hence become interested in exploring borders and margins, oral traditions, gender symbolism, environment and development, cultural encounters, and state-society relations.At present, I focus on a comparative study of different borders and margins. For instance, in a recent article with Current Anthropology, entitled “Seeing Like Borders: Convergence Zone as a Post-Zomian Model,” I compare the Sino-Tibetan borderlands with Hong Kong, two distinctive types of margins. I argue that the natural science convergence zone concept is able to identify multifarious manifestations and layers of the center-periphery paradigm as well as processes and effects of convergences among multiple external and internal forces in these two regions and at many other borders and margins.本人为新加坡国立大学社会学系助理教授，生长于青藏高原东部边陲嘉绒藏区。汉藏文明在此融合交汇，当地又流传着有关盛极一时的“女儿国”、所向披靡的英勇将士以及声名远扬的喇嘛显德的大量历史传说与民间故事。本人同时经历和见证了由于国家力量主导的包括旅游在内的开发项目对当地生产生活方式和环境生态带来的巨大变化。这些经历让我对边界边缘、口述记忆、性别象征、环境与发展、文化交汇和国家社会关系产生了浓厚的兴趣。目前着力于边界边缘的比较研究。本人新近发表的一篇文章就将汉藏交接带与香港进行了比较，即通过移植自然科学“交汇地带”的观点对包括这两个地区在内的不同类型的边界和边缘各种内外部力量碰撞和互动的过程和后果进行了尝试性剖析。
|Dr. TIAN Geng 田耕
Geng TIAN is an assistant professor of sociology at the Peking University. He got his Ph.D from the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago in 2015. His research interest is in historical sociology, social theory (especially Max Weber’s thoughts on domination), political sociology and the transformation of the late imperial China. His dissertation studies the transformation of Gansu area from the military borderland against the nomadic competitors to one of the high Qing’s intermediary provinces in late 18th century. In this study, he draws on comparative imperial histories and contributes to the accounts of the making of the territorial rule and the dynamics of official mobility in the imperial states. In that project, he also examines the Qing’s legal regime, especially the dynamic criminalization, over the Hui population in the inland China. Dr. Tian is working on the manuscript of the dissertation.
|Dr. WANG Liping 王利平
Dr Wang earned her PhD degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, ‘Ethnicizing the Frontier: Imperial Transformation and Ethnic Confrontations in China-Inner Mongolia, 1890s-1930s’, was completed in 2013. She is now turning this into a book manuscript. The volume examines forms and causes of Mongol-Han confrontation in Inner Mongolia during the Chinese imperial transition, and questions general theories of empire to nation transition in an historical examination of the Chinese case. Her alternative approach focuses on the maintenance and dissolution of the relations that sustained crosscutting identities on the frontier.In addition, Wang has also been working on transnational movement of knowledge in modern academic disciplines, the indigenization of that knowledge, and the creation of a knowledge regime dealing with ethnicity in Republican China (1912-1949).She is now embarking on a project that compares patterns of luxury trade binding various frontiers to the Chinese imperial center in the 17th century. Her future research includes a comparative study of how elites mediated minority politics under the Qing and how they do so in contemporary China. These studies uncover path dependence that links contemporary Chinese society to its imperial legacies and the dramatic transformations it underwent throughout the long 20th century.Her research has been published in The American Journal of Sociology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and The Annals: The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.Before joining the University of Hong Kong, she was Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. She was visiting assistant professor at Haverford College in 2013-2014.
|Professor ZHANG Fan 張帆