Scholars

John Kamm is an American businessman and human rights campaigner active in China since 1972. He is the founder and chairman of The Dui Hua Foundation, based in San Francisco with an office in Hong Kong. Kamm was awarded the Department of Commerce’s Best Global Practices Award by President Bill Clinton in 1997 and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by President George W. Bush in 2001.  In September 2004, Kamm received a MacArthur Fellowship for “designing and...

Dr. Vanessa L. Fong is associate professor in the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.  Her research examines the longitudinal consequences of China’s one-child policy for Chinese individuals, families, and society.  This work has been published in two ethnographies.  Only Hope: Coming of Age under China’s One-Child Policy (Stanford University Press, 2004) focuses...

Julia Chang Bloch is President of the US-China Education Trust (USCET), a non-profit organization working in China to promote US-China relations through education and exchange. USCET works with a network of more than 60 Chinese institutions, and Ambassador Bloch serves as Distinguished Adviser or Visiting Professor at several top Beijing and Shanghai universities.  

 

Ambassador Bloch, the first Asian American to hold such rank in U.S. history, has had an extensive career in...

Carma Hinton was born in Beijing and lived there until she was twenty-one. Chinese is her first language and culture. Together with Richard Gordon, Hinton has directed thirteen documentary films about China, including The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Small Happiness, First Moon, All Under Heaven, Abode of Illusion, and Morning Sun.

Hinton is a scholar as well as a filmmaker. She has a Ph.D. in Art History from Harvard University and has held teaching positions at Swarthmore, Wellesley,...

A native of Jiangsu, China, Eugene Yuejin Wang studied at Fudan University in Shanghai (B.A. 1983; M.A. 1986), and subsequently at Harvard University (A.M. 1990; Ph.D. 1997). He was the Ittleson Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Visual Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1995-96) before joining the art history faculty at the University of Chicago in 1996. His teaching appointment at Harvard University began in 1997, and he became the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor...

Professor Anthony E. Clark is an Associate Professor of late-imperial Chinese history and director of the Asian Studies Program at Whitworth University. He has published three books, Ban Gu's History of Early China (2008), Beating Devils and Burning Their Books: Views of China, Japan, and the West (2010), and China's Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644-1911). Clark's current project considers the Sino-Western tensions between Franciscan friars and local officials during the...

John Paul (J.P.) Sniadecki is a filmmaker and a PhD candidate in anthropology at Harvard University.  His films have shown around the world and received several awards, including the Joris Ivens Award at the 2009 Cinema du Reel Film Festival for Chaiqian (Demolition), and two Pardo D'oro at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival for Best First Feature and the Special CINÉ CINÉMA Jury Prize for Foreign Parts, which he co-directed with Verena Paravel.  His work has screened at the...

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