Hsiung, Ping-chen

 

Hsiung, Ping-chen

Professor Hsiung Ping-chen, Professor of History, the Director of Research Institute for Humanities, formerly is the Dean of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include child and family studies, traditional Chinese medicine, gender, and the construction of memory.

Before coming to CUHK, Professor Hsiung was the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at National Central University Taiwan. She continues to serve on the International Advisory Board to the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), as well as being the founder and coordinator of both The Asian New Humanities Network (ANHN). She is known for her accomplishments in promoting the study of arts and letters via interactive and innovative working groups beginning with the now internationally acclaimed Ming-Ch'ing Studies Group in Academia Sinica.

Professor Hsiung is the author of A Tender Voyage: Children and Childhood in Late Imperial China. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005); Childhood in the Past: A History of Chinese Children 童年憶往—中國孩子的歷史(Taipei: Rye Field Co., 2000) and Ill or Well: Diseases and Health of Young Children in Late Imperial China 安恙: 中國近世兒童的疾病與健康. Taipei: Lien-ching, 1999.