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Hsiung Ping-chen

Department of History
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


Professor Hsiung Ping-chen is a Professor of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong who also carries the capacities of the Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor and the Director of the Research Institute for the Humanities at the university. She served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2009 to 2011, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Taiwan Central University from 2004 to 2007. Also, Prof Hsiung has been serving as the Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei since 1990, and K.T. Li Chair at Central University in Taiwan since 2006. An internationally renowned scholar in her field, she has also made remarkable achievements in academic administration. Having received her B.A. in History from Taiwan University, she furthered her studies in the US and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Brown University and her S.M. in Population Studies and International Health from the School of Public Health at Harvard University. Her research interest lies in the areas of women’s and children’s health, gender and family relations, and intellectual and social history of early modern/modern China and Europe. She served as Director of the Humanities Centre at the Central University in Taiwan, and played an instrumental role in founding the interdisciplinary group ‘Ming-Ch’ing Studies’ at the Academia Sinica. Over the years, Professor Hsiung has held visiting professorships at many leading academic institutions in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, including UCLA, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Freie Universitat Berlin, and Keio University, Japan.

Research Interest

Historical anthropology Chinese social and economic history from the Song dynasty to the Chinese Republic Public history


  • Jimma Fu (1983) The Works in Obscurity: The Life and Thought of a Provincial Intellectual in 17th Century China. University Microfilm, Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University 22: 983.

  • Huo-yao W (1990) The Reminiscences of Taiwan and Modern Health Care 魏火曜先生訪問記錄. Taipei: Institute of Modern History. Academia Sinica 19: 190.

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