1. 丁毓玲, 女, 泉州海外交通史博物馆副馆长，2004年在香港中文大学人类学系获博士学位，博士论文《跨国网络中的侨乡：海外华人与福建树兜村的社会变迁》。
2. 王维, 女, 日本香川大学经济学部副教授. 主要著作及论文包括Chinatowns in Japan. Tokyo:Yosensha (2003), Reorganization of Tradition among Chinese in Japan: On their Festivities and Performing Arts. Tokyo: Fukyosha (2001),“Local Initiative and Creation of Tradition”inThe Memoirs of The Institute of Oriental Culture No.146:45-68, (2004) “Border Crossing of the ‘Northeast Wave’: A Case Study on the new immigrants from Shenyang among San-Francisco—Bay area”in The Kagawa University Economic Review 77-2：187-195, (2004), “Revitalization of Local Community and Ethnicity: Nagasaki’s Lantern Festival Among the Immigrant Chinese” in International Journal of Japanese Sociology No12:17-32, (2003)
3. 龙登高，男, 清华大学人文学院教授并兼任哈佛大学访问学者（2005）; 耶鲁大学访问学者（2003）; 云南大学经济史学博士(1993).主要从事中国经济史、海外华商等领域的研究。出版著作6部：《海外华商与经济全球化》，科学出版社2005, 《美国华人经济：在边缘与前沿的成长》，中央研究院2005, 《海外华商经营管理探微》，香港社会科学出版社2003, 《中国传统市场发展史》，人民出版社1997,（第三届中国高校人文社会科学优秀成果专著二等奖）。他入选国务院侨办专家咨询委员会委员、北京市培养“新世纪社科理论人才百人工程”、教育部重点研究基地（暨南大学华侨研究所）兼职教授。
4. 安焕然，男, 台湾成功大学历史语言研究所硕士，现为南方学院学术研究处主任、中文系讲师暨华人族群与文化研究所研究员。学术论著有《本土与中国学术论文集》，合著有《公心与良心：郭鹤尧传》，合编有《潮人拓殖柔佛原始资料汇编》及《柔佛潮人史料合作计划工作纪行》。
5. 孫中曾, 男, 講師, 永達技術學院（臺灣屏東）。
6. 湯熙勇, 男, 副研究員, 中央研究院人文社會科學研究中心。
7. 庄国土，男, 厦门大学东南亚研究中心主任兼南洋研究院院长、历史学博士。他也是中国教育部人文社科委员会委员兼国际问题研究学部召集人；国务院侨办专家咨询委员会委员；中国东南亚学会执行会长。他兼任荷兰皇家科学院高级人文研究院（NIAS）聘任研究员；意大利那不勒斯东方大学亚洲研究系、香港城市大学、台湾暨南国际大学历史系、台湾东海大学通识中心、日本立命馆大学经济学部客座教授。主要著述《中国封建政府的华侨政策》（1989年）；《华侨华人与中国的关系》（2001年）；《二战以后东南亚华族社会地位的变化》（2003年）。
8. 刘慧宇, 女, 1989年在四川大学获历史学硕士学位, 在1997年南京大学获经济学博士. 现为宁薄师范高等专科学校教授, 副校长。
9. 何国忠, 男, 马来亚大学中文系毕业，马来亚大学中文系硕士，伦敦大学亚非学院(SOAS)博士，曾任马大中文系讲师、马大东亚系系主任，现为马大中国研究所所长。著有：《斑苔谷灯影》、《今我来思》、《塔里塔外》，《马来西亚华人：文化、身份认同及族群纠纷》、《文化人的感情世界》；编有《马来西亚华人史新编》、《中华文化之路》、《社会变迁与文化诠释》、《承袭与抉择：马来西亚华人历史与人物文化篇》、《百年回眸：马来西亚华人文化与教育》、《百年回眸：马来西亚华人社会与政治》等书。
10. 陈期发医师, 男, 马来西亚专业中医师学会会长, 柔佛州中医学院院长, 马来西亚华人医药总会中医部主委, 总会全国中医行政管理局局长。
12. 李志贤, 男, 新加坡国立大学文学士、文学硕士，美国俄亥俄大学高等教育硕士。1998年考获新加坡国立大学哲学博士学位，留校任教至今。兼任新加坡开放大学讲师和多个文教机构职位：新加坡潮州八邑会馆董事兼文教委员会主席、新加坡亚洲研究学会副出版、南洋学会编辑主任兼《南洋学报》主编、马来西亚槟城韩江学院华人文化馆学术顾问、台湾《中国中古史研究》编委会通讯编审、中国潮汕历史文化研究中心特约研究员、中国武则天研究学会理事等职。多次赴中国各大学与学术机构进行学术交流与研究。研究领域主要有唐史、唐代赋税、武则天、海外潮人社会文化。著有《杨炎及其两税法研究》（北京社会科学出版社，2002），主编《海外潮人的移民经验》（新加坡八方文化企业，2003），荣获“潮学一等奖”，并在国内外各地学术刊物发表多篇论文。
13. 李金龙，男, 出生于新加坡。原籍中国福建省东山县。先后毕业于新加坡中正中学, 新加坡中医学院及中国广州中医药大学，并考获硕士学位。从事中医专业 25年。并历任新加坡中医学院院长、新加坡中华医院院长、新加坡针灸研究院院长及新加坡中医专科院院长等共14年。同时并担任新加坡同济医药研究学院针灸科主任5年, 负责推动中医教育和中医医疗等神圣任务。同时，荣任新加坡中医 学院教授，中国广西中医药大学、上海中医药大学及广州中医药大学等客座教授5年来，先后出版43本中医药学术的研究著作。
14. 李明欢，女, 荷兰阿姆斯特丹大学博士，厦门大学公共事务学院人口研究所研究员，博士生导师。长期从事海外华人社会尤其是欧洲华人社会的研究。在国内外相继出版《当代海外华人社团研究》、《We Need Two Worlds: Chinese Immigrant Associations in a Western Society》、《欧洲华侨华人史》、《福建侨乡调查》等中、英文专著五本，论文近百篇。主持并完成关于海外华人社团、欧洲华人社会、中国福建侨乡发展变化等研究课题多项。
15. 连心豪，男，福建仙游人。1982年毕业于厦门大学历史系，主要从事中国近代海关史与闽台地方史的教学与研究，曾主持国家社会科学基金“十五”规划项目《近代中国的走私与海关缉私》。现任厦门大学历史系教授、厦门大学中国海关史研究中心副主任，曾赴美国俄亥俄州大学东亚研究中心访问讲学。著有《中国海关与对外贸易》、《水客走水—— 近代中国沿海的走私与反走私》，发表学术论文数十篇。
16. 芦益平, 男, 九州国际大学法学部教授。出生于中国四川省。中国吉林大学研究生院毕业, 获文学硕士学位。专攻中国古典文学, 著述多与《诗经》研究有关, 近年来致力于辛亥革命与九州等近代史研究。
17. 吳龍雲，男, 國立成功大學歷史系碩士。現為新加坡國立大學中文系(Department of Chinese Studies)博士候選人。台灣《鄭和研究與活動簡訊》東南亞通訊員。
19. 吴文焕, 男, 历任菲律宾华裔青年联合会副会长, 执行副会长, 顾问等。长期负责该会研究出版工作, 是该会自一九八七年创会以来在《世界日报》出版周刊《融合》主编。著译有关菲律宾和菲律宾华人书刊二十多种, 多次出席华人研究国际会议, 发表有关论文十多篇。
20. 吴聿明, 男，安徽歙县人，出生于江苏太仓。现任江苏省太仓市博物馆顾问，副研究员。中国海外交通史研究会会员，中国书法家协会会员。1967年毕业于徐州师大中文系，多年从事古代文化史和明史研究，主攻吴国金文考释、娄东画派和郑和下西洋三个课题。已出版《刘家港研究》、《四王画论》等专著六部，发表学术论文150 多万字。
21. 張維安，男, 台灣國立中央大學客家學院院長，國立清華大學社會學研究所教授，曁台灣客家研究學會會長，近期研究包括: “Economic Changes and Reconstructing of Hakka Traditions in Taiwan“ 2004, with HsiehShih-Zhong); “The Hakka Ethnicity and Identity in Southeast Asia” (2005, with Han-bi Chang); “The Economy Implications of Hakka Cultural Capital: A Case Studies in North Taiwan” (2005, with Han-bi Chang)等。近期著作有《客家文化與產業創意：2004年客家桐花祭之分析》(與王雯君合著) 刊载于《社會文化學報》，2004 (18): 121-146；《網路時代中孩童的電子邊疆》刊载于《教育研究月刊》，2004 (118): 43-54；”The Importance of Commerce in the Organization of China’s Late Imperial Economy” (with Gary G. Hamilton), in Mark Selden, Giovanni Arrighi and Takeshi Hamashita eds., “Resurgence of East Asia”, London: Routledge, 2003, Pp.173-213；”Toward an Analysis of Institutional Cultures: Bulgaria, Germany and Taiwan” (with H. Deheim) in Current Sociology, 49(5): 23-38等。
24. 陈春声, 男, 1989年在厦门大学获历史学博士学位。现为中山大学历史系教授，人文科学学院院长，历史人类学研究中心主任。兼任中国国家教育部历史学科教学指导委员会副主任委员，以及中国和国际20多个学术机构和学术团体的荣誉职务。主要从事中国社会史、中国经济史和历史人类学的教学与研究。在历史学计量研究和传统乡村社会研究两个学术领域有较大成绩。正主持多项有“历史人类学”倾向的国际合作计划，有多项研究成果获得政府颁发的学术奖励。
25.芦益平, 男, 九州国际大学法学部教授, 出生于中国四川省. 中国吉林大学 研究生院毕业. 获文学硕士学位. 专攻中国古典文学,著述多与《诗经》研究有关,近年来致力与辛亥革命与九州等近代史研究
26. 钱江，男, 曾先后在中国厦门大学、香港大学及新加坡国立大学任教，现为香港大学亚洲研究中心研究员，研究领域包括中国海外移民史、海外华人族群及其商业网络、中国海洋贸易史、中国与东南亚国家关系，以及东南亚政治与历史。
27. 和田正广, 男, 九州国际大学法学部教授, 九州华侨华人研究会会长。出生于日本国鹿儿岛县, 九州大学研究生院文学部博士毕业, 获博士学位。专攻明史, 著有《明清官僚制研究》等专著. 以及《上海鼎记号和长崎泰益号》等有关在日华商研究等著述.
29. 郑一钧，男, 浙江诸暨人。中国科学院海洋研究所研究员。出版专著或主编、合编《论郑和下西洋》、《郑和全传》、《郑和下西洋资料汇编》、《祖国的伟大航海家、外交家郑和》、《中国航海科技史》、《中国海洋学史》、《悠久的海洋文明》等书18部，发表学术论文50余篇。与父亲郑鹤声教授合编《郑和下西洋资料汇编》，1992年获国家新闻出版署颁发的全国首届古籍整理图书二等奖。
30. 翁宗周医师， 男, 历任：泰国中华总商会顾问, 泰国中医总会顾问, 泰国中医药协会副主席兼秘书长, 泰国联华药业公会副理事长, 泰国中国文化促进协会副主席。
31. 徐杰舜, 男, 中南民族大学人类学研究所所长，中央民族大学人类学博士生导师，广西民族学院人类学民族学研究所教授，兼任中国文学人类学研究会副会长，中国都市人类学会副秘书长，中国人类学会理事等职。
33. 程曼丽，女, 毕业于中国人民大学新闻学院，获学士、硕士、博士学位。现为北京大学新闻与传播学院教授、学术委员会主席、世界华文传媒研究中心主任。主要研究方向为世界新闻传播史（包括世界华文传媒发展历史）与国际传播。出版《海外华文传媒研究》、《外国新闻传播史导论》、《<蜜蜂华报>研究》等论著，发表学术论文百余篇。曾在莫斯科大学新闻系、圣彼得堡大学新闻系进修、访学，曾赴美国、日本以及香港、台湾等地参加学术交流活动。
34. 游俊豪，男, 南洋理工大学中华语言与文化中心研究员，主要研究兴趣是海外华人与中国，曾经多次在国际研讨会发表文章，其一篇有关新马华人与中国祖籍地的关系的文章即将在 “Modern Asian Studies”刊登。
35. 曾大勇医师，男, 出生于印尼廖内群岛中的 Mamut 小岛。他擅长骨伤科，师承印尼名医林继臣，并学得一手少林南拳螳螂拳。他行医近50年，现已成为印尼著名骨伤科的名医。 同时，他曾受邀在印尼警察机动部队教导螳螂拳历10年（1978 ～ 1988）。得到当时印尼总统苏哈多颁发奖章，以表扬他对国家的贡献。 1975年印尼中医协会成立后，他历任总主席多年，他在印尼多省成立分会，目前拥有会员千余名，他对印尼中医事业的贡献很大。
36. 曾玲, 女, 历史学博士，副教授，博士生导师
38. 顧長永, 教授，於1989年獲美國俄亥俄州立大學政治學博士，曾擔任國立中山大學中山學術研究中心副研究員(1989年9月至1993 年7月)，中山學術研究所副教授（1993年8月至1996年7月）及教授（1996年8月迄今）。現職為國立中山大學中山學術研究所教授兼所長（2001年8月迄今），及國立中山大學東南亞研究中心主任（1999年5月1日迄今）。此外，在過去的五年，顧教授亦曾受邀擔任印尼Center for StrategicandInternational Studies訪問學者（2001年2月至7月），泰國Thammasat University訪問學者（2002年9月），及菲律賓University of Anteo deManila訪問學者（2005年1月）。
About the Speakers
- Sumanto AL QURTUBY is a writer and a researcher on the history of religion, sociology of religion, Islamic thoughts, and Sinology. Besides writing in some journals, magazines, and newspapers, Sumanto has also written some books – The Flow of China-Islam-Java: The Role of Chinese in the Spread of Islam in Indonesia; The Black Hole of Religion: Countering Islamic Fundamentalism; The New Era of Islamic Law in Indonesia; and Disclosing the Ambiguous Texts: Notes on Religious Thoughts. Sumanto is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Institute of Cross Religion & Humanity, a NGO based in Semarang (the capital of Central Java). This is an inter-faith NGO where many religion & faiths become members. He is also the director at The Institute of Human Resources Studies & Development at Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in Central Java. Sumanto is actively involved in peace building and journalism and is now preparing for his doctorate degree at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, USA.
- Teresita ANG SEE is the president of ISSCO (International Society for the Studies of Chinese Overseas), the executive trustee of Kaisa Heritage Center, founding president of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, and a lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University. She has authored, co-authored, and edited 10 books on the Chinese in the Philippines and other countries. Her three-volume Chinese in the Philippines: Problems and Perspectives are extensively used as a resource material for researchers. A multi-awarded social activist, Ang See speaks up on behalf of the ethnic Chinese in the Philippines against all forms of harassments, prejudices, and discrimination. She is one of the key people responsible for the establishment of the Kaisa Heritage Center, a repository of the historical and cultural legacy of the Chinese in all aspects of Philippine life. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Tsinoy awards for public service in the Jose P. Rizal Awards for Excellence, one of the awardees of the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service, and a public service awardee of the Ateneo de Manila University. On top of her academic work, Ang See is the executive chairperson of the People’s Law Enforcement Board, adviser of the National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force, chairperson of the Citizens Action Against Crime and Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order.
- Jiemin BAO is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, U.S.A. She is the author of “Marital Acts: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity among the Chinese Thai Diaspora”, University of Hawaii Press, 2005, and has published works on Sino-Thai and Thai-American identities. She received her Ph.D. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr Bao is currently working on a book on Thai Americans tentatively titled “A Symphony of Buddhism.”
- Leonard BLUSSĚ (Johan Leonard Blussé van Oud-Alblas) is theProfessor of Southeast Asian History, Nanyang Yanjiuyuan (National Research Institute Southeast Asian Studies) Xiamen University, China; Professor of History of Asian-European Relations, History Department, Department of Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures, Leiden University; Director Academic programme of the Towards a New Age of Partnership (TANAP) programme; Founding editor Itinerario (with George Winius); Corresponding editor Modern Asian Studies;Editor Studies in Overseas History series; CNWS Leiden University, Editor Gong An Bu (Minutes of the Board Meetings of the Chinese Council of Batavia) series and Supervisor of 11 Doctoral Theses.
- CHAN Yuk Wah is a Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her thesis was on “Trade and Tourism in Lao Cai, Vietnam: A Study of Vietnamese-Chinese Interaction and Borderland Development“, with which she was awarded a Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005). She spent eleven months in Lao Cai, northern Vietnam and found that the reopening of the Vietnam-China border since 1991 has brought great change to the economic and cultural life of the border town. She was also impressed by the transnational political dynamics and development rhetoric that shape the relationship of the Vietnamese and Chinese. Chan received the Award for the Best Research Output by Research Postgraduate Students, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- Sheau-yueh J. CHAO is the Professor and Librarian, Head, Cataloging, William and Anita Newman Library, Baruch College, City University of New York.
- CHEW Chye Lay, Grace, received her Masters in Vietnamese Linguistics at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hanoi National University. She has another Masters in Japanese Linguistics from Oxford University. Chew edited a Vietnamese-English pocket dictionary published in March 2002 by Langenscheidt KG (Munich) for American users while teaching English and Mandarin at United Nations International School of Hanoi. She presented a paper titled ‘Duoc, chac (la) duoc and chac chan duoc: Their meanings in intercultural business communication in Vietnam’ at the Second Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS II) in Seville, Spain, 2004. A longer version of the paper will appear in ‘Asian Business Discourse,’ a special edition of the series of Linguistic Insights: Studies in Language and Communication (New Jersey) edited by Bargiela, Francesca and Gotti, Maurizio and published by Peter Lang (UK) in autumn, 2006. She presented another paper titled, ‘Anti-Japanese resistance movement: The thirteen martyrs of Hoi An, Central Vietnam’ at the Ninth Biennial Conference organized by the Chinese Studies Society of Australia in Bendigo in June, 2005. Currently, Chew works as an independent researcher in intercultural pragmatics and is a freelance corporate consultant.
- Ping-feng CHI received his B.A. degree in history at the National Normal University in 1958 and his M.A. degree in journalism at the National Chengchi University in 1964. He joined the Institute of Modern History of Academia Sinica as a research fellow from 1964 to 1967. In this capacity he participated in the monographical studies on modern China sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Oral History Project supported by Columbia University. In October 1967, he received a scholarship from the Asian Foundation for study in the United States of America. He enrolled at the History Department of the George Washington University in the fall of 1968 and received his Ph.D. in 1977. During the years of his graduate study in Washington D.C., he was also engaged in other activities. From 1967 to 1972, he taught at the Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies of the George Washington University. In 1974 he joined the Center for Chinese Research Materials; a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the scholarly community with source materials on contemporary China, and has assumed the directorship of the Center since1982.
- CHIN Yee Whah received his Ph.D. from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) in 2002 and is now a lecturer in Sociology in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. His Ph.D. thesis was a study of Culture and Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia, in which he focused on the small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). His thesis was subsequently published as Budaya dan Keusahawanan Cina di Malaysia(Culture and Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia) by the National University of Malaysia Press, 2003. Chin has also conducted a comparison of Chinese entrepreneurship in Malaysia and Singapore and completed the first phase of his research project on “Bumiputera-Chinese Partnership in the Technology-based Industries in Post NEP and NDP Malaysia.” Chin is currently working on a major manuscript on Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia. Specifically, he hopes to trace the transformation of Chinese entrepreneurship in Malaysia as businesses adapt to the changing scenario under the influence of neo-liberal globalization, especially as promoted by the WTO, IMF and WB.
- Ann Shu-ju CHIU is the Head of the Chinese Overseas Collection at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library, and teaches information courses in the humanities and social sciences. She is also a Ph.D. student at the Department of Anthropology, CUHK. Her recent and forthcoming publications include “Area Studies and WWW Virtual Library – Using Huizhou in Imperial China as an Example” (in the Bulletin of National Central Library, 2001, pp.1-23), “Teaching and Documentation of the Chinese Overseas Studies” (co-author with Chee-Beng Tan, in the Proceedings of the International Conference: Transnational Networks – Challenges in Research and Documentation, 2003), “The Social Value and Scientific Foundation of Xin’an Medicine” (in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Texts and Records of Science and Technology, 2003), “A Review of Joanna Grant, A Chinese Physician”, in East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, 21(2003):156-161, “A Tour to Chinese Clan Associations and Temples in Vietnam and Postmodern World” (in the Proceedings of Conference on Heritage and Modernization: ‘Pan Pearl River Delta’ and the Trade of South China Sea, 2004), and “The Chinese Overseas Organizations on the Internet, with a Note on the Socio-Cultural Phenomena beyond the Webscape”, in Journal of Cyber Culture and Information Society, 9(2005):343-380.
- A. DAHANA is a Professor of Chinese Studies at Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia. In addition to teaching Chinese History he is also the Director of Research and Community Service of the university. He was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities (1999-2003), Chairman, Graduate Program of History (2004), Chairman Chinese Studies Program and Department of East Asian Studies (1989-1993) at the same faculty. He was also Executive Director of Indonesian Fulbright Commission (1992-1998), the organization which administers Fulbright Programs in Indonesia. He was a reporter and later International News Editor for Tempo, Gatra, and Gamma News Magazines and Correspondent of Tempo for Asia during 1982. He has a BA in Chinese Studies from Faculty of Letters, University of Indonesia (1970), MA in Chinese Literature from Cornell University (1979), while his Ph.D. is from University of Hawaii in Contemporary Chinese History (1986).
- DAW Win worked as a Historical Researcher and Sinologist with Universities Historical Research Centre, Yangon, Union of Myanmar from 1985 until 2003, specializing in writing and preparing papers on relationship between China and Myanmar. She studies at Wuhan University, China where she graduated in 1994 with a Masters of Arts (History), majoring in Sino-Myanmar Economic Relations. Daw presents regularly at conferences including a paper on ‘Penang-Myanmar Relations in 19th and 20th century’ during the Shared Histories Conference in Penang, Malaysia (2003); ‘Study of Chinese Envoys to Myanmar during the Reign of King Bagyidaw (1819-1837)’ at Views & Visions in the Literary Heritage of Southeast Asia, Yangon, Myanmar (2000). ‘Sino – Myanmar Trade Relations in the Ming Period (1368 – 1644)’ at the Myanmar Two Millennia Conference in Yangon, Myanmar (1999).
- M.R. FERNADO began his career as a lecturer in Sri Lanka and,following his graduate studies at Monash University, worked at theAustralian National University until 1994. Subsequently, he taught atUniversity of Science in Malaysia. Dr Fernando specializes insocio-economic history of Indonesia and Malaysia.
- HO Khai Leong (Ph.D. Ohio State 1988) is a research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. He has taught at the Public Policy Programme, National University of Singapore and Department of Political Science, West Virginia University, and was a visiting scholar at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo, Japan. His current research interests include Singapore politics, political economy of Southeast Asia, China-ASEAN relations, East Asia security, corporate governance and administrative reforms. His publications have appeared in The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, The Pacific Review, Asian Survey, Asian Journal of Public Administration, Pacific Focus, Asian Journal of Political Science, Internationales Asienforum (International Quarterly for Asian Studies), Journal of Contemporary China, Southeast Asian Affairs, and Asian Perspective. His latest publications are The Politics of Policy-making in Singapore (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 2000) (The new edition is published as Shared Responsibilities, Unshared Power. The Politics of Policy-making in Singapore in 2003 by Eastern Universities Press); Performance and Crisis of Governance of Mahathir’s Administration (co-editor) (Singapore: Times Academic Press, 2001) and China and Southeast Asia: Global Changes and Regional Challenges (co-editor) (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, 2005). The latest work he has edited is Reforming Corporate Governance in Southeast Asia: Economics, Politics and Regulations (Singapore, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005).
- HSIAO, Hung-Te graduated from Taipei’s Chinese Cultural University with his bachelor’s degree. He served for two years of national military service on Jinmen island, crossing the Taiwan Strait on naval ships several times. His experience of military life stimulated his interest in military history. He later received his Master’s degree in the Department of History Studies of Peking University and is currently a Ph.D. scholar at the Australian National University. His research interests include Ming history; Qin and Han History; Sea and military histories of China, and Pre-modern history of China’s foreign relations. He is currently doing researchon a new theory of Ming military strategy. Hsiao is the author of a number of books including A Taiwanese student in Peking University (Chinese); The Chinese Pharmacy history in the Qin and Han Dynasty(Chinese); The Pharmacy history of Taiwan (Chinese); He also presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia: ‘Fleet and Wall 1405-1435, The Zheng He expeditions and Ming Empire policy’; Beijing, International Symposium on World Civilization and Zheng He’s Voyage: ‘The purpose and abandonment for the Ming imperial fleet’; ‘What obstacle was there to continuing Zheng He’s fleet?’; ‘The original motive for Zheng He’s voyage – Allying with the Timur Empire to destroy Mongol power: 52 considerations’.
- Evelyn HU-DEHART is theProfessor of History & Director of Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America (CSREA).
- Charnvit KASETSIRI is the Secretary of the Social Science and Humanity Textbook Foundation. Prior to that the professor was a senior advisor at the Southeast Asian Studies Program, Thammasat University, Bangkok where he taught Thai and Southeast Asian history. The longtime lecturer was also Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and subsequently President of Thammasat University. He has published widely on Thai and Indochinese history and is the author of “The Rise of Ayudhya: A History of Siam in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries” (Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1976). Kasetsiri was educated in Thailand and the United States and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University (1972).
- KIM Book-Rae is a research professor at the Center for International Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. He has published widely on French and Western culture and is the author of several books including “Western Food Culture” (in Korean), “French Cultural History”(in Korean).Kim is also the editor of theJournal of EU Studies (in Korean) and secretary general of The Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies.Hewaseducated in Korea and France. He received his Ph.D. in History from Université a Paris I : Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France).
- Esther KUNTJARA is currently a lecturer at the English Department, Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia. She graduated from Satya Wacana Christian University in Salatiga, Indonesia for her Bachelor degree. She obtained her Master’s degree from San Francisco State University, California and her Doctorate degree in Rhetoric and Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her dissertation was on the study of “Women and Politeness: A sociolinguistic study of two Chinese Indonesian mother-daughter pairs in Surabaya”. Her major interests are in Gender, Language, and Cultural Studies.
- Joseph Tse-Hei LEE is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the East Asian Studies Program at the History Department of Pace University in New York. Lee is a specialist on Modern Chinese History and has published widely in both English and Chinese on Religion in China. He is the author of “The Bible and The Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860-1900” (New York and London: Routledge, 2003). Lee received his Ph.D. from the University of London (SOAS). He is a member of several associations including the American Historical Association, the Association for Asian Studies and the Chinese Historians in United States.
- LEE Kam Hing studied at the University of Malaya and Monash University Melbourne. He then taught at the History Department of the University of Malaya where he was a professor of history. He is presently at Star Publications in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he is the Research Editor. His book “The Sultanate of Aceh: Relations with the British 1760–1824” was published by Oxford University Press Kuala Lumpur in 1995. He and Dr Geoff Wade are undertaking a project, together with several other scholars to complete a major biographical study of Lee Hau Shik.
- Hwa-Wei LEE isthe Chief, Asian Division, The Library of Congress and the Dean Emeritus, Ohio University Libraries.
- Richard Z. LEIRISSA is a professor of History at the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta.
- LEO Suryadinatacurrently Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). He was Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore until June 2002. He was Editor and later, Co-editor of the Asian Journal of Political Science (1993-June 2002) and Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Culture (Yazhou Wenhua, 1990-date). He has published extensively on ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia, Indonesian politics, Indonesia’s foreign relations, and China-ASEAN relations. His recent books include “Elections and Politics in Indonesia (2002), “Indonesia’s Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape” (co-author, 2003), “China and the Asean States” (2004, reissued edition), “Chinese and Nation-Building in Southeast Asia” (2004, reissued edition) and “Pemikiran Politik Etnis Tionghoa Indonesia 1900-2002” (2005).
- LEOW Yock Fang, an Associate Professor of Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore who retired in September 1996
- Man-houng LIN is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica and Joint Professor at the Department of History, National Taiwan Normal University. Lin’s main area of research focuses on Chinese economic history and has published widely on economic and trade issues. She is the author of the upcoming book, “China Upside Down: Currency, Society, and Ideologies, 1808-1856” (Harvard East Asian Series, forthcoming). She was educated in Taiwan and received her Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages, from Harvard University.
- Rosey Wang MA is a freelance researcher and writer on various aspects of Chinese Muslim communities. Of Hui origin herself, she was raised in Pakistan and Turkey. She was a French language lecturer for more than 20 years. Later she turned to a career in Education Counseling, and still conducts training sessions in this field. Her recent articles on Chinese Muslims include: ‘Chinese Muslims in Malaysia, Their History and Development’ Eastern Universities Press, Singapore. 2003; ‘The Hui Diaspora’, in Encyclopedia of Diasporas 2005 (Yale University); ‘Shifting Identities: Chinese Muslims in Malaysia’, in Asian Ethnicity, Vol. 6, No.2 June 2005, Carfax Publishing. Currently, Ma is pursuing her doctorate at University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
- Satoshi MASUTANI is an Associate Professor of Faculty of Social Relations at Rikkyo University, Tokyo. He is also Research Fellow of Waseda University and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Now he is Visiting Fellow of Department of East Asian Studies at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. His specialized topic is Southeast Asian Chinese Literature, especially Malaysia and Singapore Literature. His recent publications include “Malaysia under NDP”,(Institute of Developing Economies, 1996); “Asian Pop Culture”, (3A network, 1996); “Interviews: Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore”,(Ryukei Shosha, 1998);“Introduction of Japanese Culture”,(Natsume sha, 1999);“Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore”, (Iwanami Shoten, 2001);“Introduction of Southeast Asian Literature”,(Dandan sha, 2001) and many research papers about Mahua Literature.
- Thomas MENKHOFF is a Practice Associate Professor ofOrganizationalBehavior in the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore ManagementUniversity. He has formerly taught in the National University ofSingapore, the University of Cologne and the University of Bielefeld inGermany. His current research interest is concentrated on knowledgemanagement, change leadership and on Chinese business networks, on whichhe edited a book together with Solvay Gerke entitled “ChineseEntrepreneurship and Asian BusinessNetworks” (2002, 2004).
- Steven B. MILES received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2000 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of History at Washington University in Saint Louis. His first book, “The Sea of Learning: Mobility and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Guangzhou”, to be published by the Harvard University Asia Center in 2006, is a cultural history of the Xuehaitang Academy, urban Guangzhou (Canton), and the Pearl River Delta. Miles has published articles in “Late Imperial China, Ming Studies”, “T’oung-pao”, and the “Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies”. He is currently working on a book project that will examine Cantonese migration, trade, and travel along the West River basin in Ming-Qing times.
- Yuko SAWADA is engaged in gift and exchange works dealing with related institutions at the Planning and Coordination Division of the Library of Institute of Developing Economies, reputed in Chinese overseas studies in Japan. She is a member of the Japanese Association for Librarianship. Her writing and translations include “Globalization of information and circumstances of publishing in Developing countries (Taiwan).” (in Ajiken World Trend (102) 2004(3): 6-7）, “Information service in Asian countries: CONCERT in Taiwan.” (in Johokanri 47(5)(2004.11): 305-314), “Information service in Asian countries: CALIS in China.” (in Johokanri 47(8)(2004.11): 528-534).
- Zhijia SHEN is Associate Professor and faculty director of the East Asian Library at the University of Colorado. In addition to her professional training in library science, she also holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. Her research interest involves in East Asian librarianship, electronic resources for Chinese studies and East Asian studies, social history of modern China, and Chinese nationalism. She is currently the chair of the Chinese Materials Committee of Council for East Asian Libraries (CEAL), member of the CEAL Executive Committee, Associate Editor of “Journal of Library and Information Science”co-published by Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and National Normal University in Taiwan, and member of the CALA Board of Directors.
- Myra SIDHARTA is a psychologist from the Rijksuniversiteit in Leyden, the Netherlands. She has taught Child Psychology at the University of Indonesia from 1958 to 1968 and from 1976 to 1994. From 1968 to 1971 she was lecturer at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Malaya. Since 1978 she has been an independent researcher on the Chinese Indonesians. Her main interest revolves around Sino-Malay literature, in particular the writers. She edited an anthology of writer, editor and philosopher Kwee Tek Hoay’s works and has written several short biographical sketches on other writers. These have been compiled in her latest work “Dari Penjaja Tekstil sampai Superwoman” published by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia (2004). Her other area of research is on the role of the women in Chinese-Indonesian society. In the last few years, she has also worked on localization of the Chinese Culture and Chinese cuisine in Indonesia, having contributed an article on Soyfoods in Indonesia at the Symposium of Chinese Dietary Culture in Chengdu, China in 2003.
- Yongyi SONG is the Collection Development Librarian at John F. Kennedy Memorial Library of California State University, Los Angeles. He received his MA on China Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and MLS at the Indiana University at Bloomington. He is the recipient of American Library Association 2005 Paul Howard Award for Courage, and the winner of the “21st Century Librarian National Award” by the School of Information Studies of Syracuse University in 2004. He is a leading bibliographer on China studies, particularly on the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in the North America. His publications include “The Cultural Revolution Database, Index & CD-ROM”(2002);“The Cultural Revolution & Heterodox Thoughts I & II “ (2001)and “The Cultural Revolution: A Bibliography, 1966-1996” (1998).
- Colin STOREY was born in Liverpool, England. He took his first degree in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds in 1970. After a year of shelving books as a library assistant in Liverpool Public Libraries, he went to Library School in his native city. As a professional librarian, he has since spent his whole career in academic libraries, initially in colleges and polytechnics in England. His later years in England were characterized by successive library automation installations, and a first visit to China in 1975. He maintained his interest in China by pursuing part-time research, resulting in an M.Phil. degree at the University of East Anglia, UK, with a thesis on the Great Leap Forward in Shanghai, and finally a Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong on “Information flow and freedom of information in libraries in mainland China,1949 to 1989”. In 1988, Colin achieved a long-standing ambition to work in China and took up the position of associate librarian at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He became the University Librarian of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in October 2000. Colin’s professional interests include strategic management and organizational planning, quality in client services, staff development, freedom of information, and rare books (he has his own extensive collection of books on China).
- TAN Chee-Beng is a Professor teaching at the Department of Anthropology at The ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong. He is the co-editor of “Asian Anthropology” (with Dr.Gordon Mathews) and “Journal of Chinese Overseas” (with Prof. Ng Chin Keong).
- Mely G. TAN is a sociologist with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently teaching in the Faculty of the Program on the Study of Police Sciences of the Graduate School of the University of Indonesia. She is also a member of the Working Group on Police Reform, which is part of the Program of Partnership for Good Governance. Other affiliations include membership in the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, member of the Board of Trustees of the Bina Swadaya Foundation, a Civil Society Organization focusing on empowerment of the disadvantaged. She was formerly Senior Researcher/Research Professor of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, and Chair of the Research Institute of the Atma Jaya Catholic University.
- TAN Ta Sen is the president of the International Zheng He Society. Tan was a lecturer in Malay Studies with his last teaching position at Nanyang University from 1971-76.
- Ju-Lan THUNG is a researcher at the Research Center for Society and Culture (PMB) under the auspices of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences in Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior to that she was with the National Institute of Cultural Research (LRKN) under the auspices of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and taught at the University of Indonesia. Her main area of research focuses on ethnic and religious conflicts in Indonesia and the treatment of the Chinese minority in Indonesia, having presented and published widely on the topics. She received her Ph.D. from La Trobe University, Australia on ‘Identities in Flux: Young Chinese in Jakarta’.
- Mathieu TORCK is a Ph.D. scholar atGhent University, Belgium. His thesis focuses on “Haptoglobin Polymorphism and Human Migration: the Question of Provision during Chinese Expeditions” and he has presented widely on the topic. His area of interest spans Maritime Medicine, Military Medicine and Chinese Maritime History. A multi-linguist, Torck also has two Masters degrees in Russian and Languages and Cultures of Eastern Europe.
- Cynthia TSE KIMBERLINreceived her B.A. and M.A. in music from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is currently Executive Director of the non-profit Music Research Institute, Publisher of MRI Press in Point Richmond, California USA, and specialist in African music, in particular Ethiopia and Eritrea. She was an Archivist, Ethnomusicology Archives at UCLA, taught at San Francisco State University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Ife, Nigeria (currently Obafemi Awolowo University), and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She is the recipient of two Fulbright awards, an American Council of Learned Societies Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Grant, and the 1987 Beyond War Award for former Peace Corps volunteers who served from 1961-1987. Tse Kimberlin is the author of numerous articles, her areas of interest focus on intercultural music after 1950, American music, African expression in Asian music, biographies in music, and global issues relating to music change. She is co-editor of the 2-volume “Towards An African Pianism: Keyboard Music of Africa and the Diaspora” (2005), and is preparing an essay comparing Halim El-Dabh’s compositions ‘Amharinia’, ‘Tigrinia’, ‘Gallinia’, and Tennish Makked’da” with original source materials from Ethiopia.
- Charles Wheeler is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute in Singapore during 2005-06. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at University of California, Irvine, since earning his Ph.D. from Yale Universityin 2001. Besides Vietnam, his secondary area interests include maritime societies and merchant diasporas. Thematically, the relationships between ecological, cultural, and socio-political change form undercurrents through all his current projects. His book, tentatively entitled “The Outside Within” develops from his Ph.D. thesis, which argues for a maritime component to Vietnamese history, and is currently being prepared for publication. It describes how trans-oceanic networks of commerce, community, and religion combined with historically non-Vietnamese local populations in non-Vietnamese environments to support the Vietnamese creation of a colonial empire in Cham andKhmer territories during the 16th through 19th centuries. At the center of this complex story lies the long-forgotten seaport of Hoi An (Faifo). Recently submitted articles argue the centrality of the littoral geography behind Vietnamese history; confirm the Cham precedent underlying society in Vietnam’s central regions; and demonstrate the centrality of Buddhist institutions to the Chinese diaspora forming during early modern times.
- Johannes WIDODO is aSenior Fellow in the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. His main area of specialization is in Architectural and Urban design, urban history and morphology of Southeast Asian cities, and heritage conservation. Widodo is the founder and executive core member of MAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network). He is also a jury member of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation, an affiliate member of ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management, a voting member of ICOMOS International Committee and Indonesia National Committee, a member of Singapore Heritage Society, member of Friends of Zheng Society, and executive editor of the “Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture”. His recent publications include “The Boat and The City – Chinese Diaspora and the Architecture of Southeast Asian Coastal Cities” (Marshall Cavendish Academic, Singapore, 2004). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, Japan.
- Andrew R. WILSON is Professor of Strategy and Policy at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, he received his Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. Before joining the Naval War College faculty, Wilson taught Chinese History at both Wellesley College and at Harvard, where he received several awards for teaching excellence. He is the author of numerous articles on Chinese military history, Chinese sea power, Sun Tzu’s Art of War, as well as the Chinese Diaspora. He is also the author and editor of two books on the Chinese overseas, “Ambition and Identity: Chinese Merchant-Elites in Colonial Manila, 1885-1916” and “The Chinese in the Caribbean”. Recently he has been involved in editing a multi-volume history of the China War, 1937-1945; a conference volume entitled “War and Virtual War”; and is completing a new translation of “Sun Tzu’s Art of War”. Among his other duties at the Naval War College, Wilson is a founding member of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group and is co-director of the China Maritime Studies Institute.
- WU Jin is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. His major field of interest is in environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics. His earlier work at Hydronautics Incorporated covered a variety of fundamental and applied researches. There, he established Divisions of Fluid Motions and of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Subsequently, he was appointed as the H. Fletcher Brown Professor of Civil Engineering and Marine Studies at the University of Delaware; and established the Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory. Wu was appointed president of National Cheng Kung University in 1994 winning many honors. He later served as the Minister of Education for nearly two years, and carried out many breakthroughs in education reforms. He was the cabinet member with the highest approval rating, and was selected in 2000 as the most influential person on education in Taiwan for the past decade. Dr.Wu is now a professor at the National Cheng Kung University, and has established two research centers: Water Resources and Public Policy. Wu was born in Nanjing, China, and received his high school and college education in Taiwan and graduate studies in the United States.
- Ying XU isaHumanities Librarian and Chinese Studies Bibliographer at John F. Kennedy Memorial Library of California State University, Los Angeles, U.S.A. She received her MLS from Rutgers University, and her MA in Linguistics from Leeds University, U.K. Ying Xu’s research has typically been in the areas of reference services and information literacy. Her publications include “Access to Special Collections in the Humanities: Who’s Guarding the Gates and Why?” in “Reference Services in the Humanities”by Haworth Press. She has also been active in the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) as member Board of Directors, and was President of CALA-California chapter in 2004.
- Yuan ZHOU is the Curator of the East Asian Library, University of Chicago. He has a B. A. from Peking University, China, and a M.A. as well as a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He wrote and published articles on various topics in Library and Information Science including collection development, applications of information technology, library history, and the development of East Asian libraries. He is active in participating academic exchange with Chinese librarians and has given presentations and lectures to various Chinese libraries as well as international conferences and symposiums held in China. Apart from his interest in library and information science, Yuan Zhou also has research interest in China’s Cultural Revolution. He was the compiler and editor of “A New Collection of Red Guard Publications: Part I”(1999, U.S. A.), and a co-compiler and co-editor of “Chinese Cultural Revolution Database” (2002, Hong Kong, CD-ROM). He was responsible for the Part II of this CD-ROM database, namely, “Mao Zedong’s speeches, writings, and directives during the Cultural Revolution”.