Peter HERSHOCK is Director of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) and EducationSpecialist at the East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu, Hawai’i. His work with ASDP over the past the past twenty years has centered on designing and conducting faculty- and institutional-development programs aimed at enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. As part of the EWC Education Program, he has collaborated in designing and hosting international leadership programs and research seminars that examine the relationship among higher education, globalization, equity and diversity. Trained in Asian and comparative philosophy, his main research work has focused on using Buddhist conceptual resources to reflect on contemporary issues of global concern. His books include: Liberating Intimacy: Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Ch’an Buddhism (1996); Reinventing the Wheel: A Buddhist Response to the Information Age (1999); Chan Buddhism (2005); Buddhism in the Public Sphere: Reorienting Global Interdependence (2006); Changing Education: Leadership, Innovation and Development in a Globalizing Asia Pacific (edited, 2007); Educations and their Purposes: A Conversation among Cultures (edited, 2008); Valuing Diversity: Buddhist Reflection on Realizing a More Equitable Global Future (2012); Public Zen, Personal Zen: A Buddhist Introduction (2014); and Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence (edited, 2015).
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La Croix’s new book, From First Canoe to Statehood: Eight Hundred Years of Economic and Political Change in Hawai‘i, will be published by University of Chicago Press in January 2019.
In May 2016, the Cliometric Society awarded its Clio Can Award to La Croix for exceptional service to the field of cliometrics.
Kate LINGLEY is Associate Professor of Chinese Art History at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She was educated at Harvard University, Peking University, and the University of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. in 2004. Professor Lingley's research focuses on Buddhist votive sculpture of the Northern and Southern Dynasties period, with a particular interest in the social history of religious art. Her dissertation was a study of donor figures as representations of the self-image of Buddhist art patrons in the sixth century. She is interested in the social significance of representation, religious practice, and identity, particularly ethnic identity, in a period in which non-Chinese peoples ruled much of North China. This has led to a further interest in Chinese identity in a range of historical periods. Her most recent public project was an exhibition of Chinese painting and calligraphy from Honolulu collections, that focused on the work of reformers of the 19th and 20th centuries. She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores the representation of identity in Northern Dynasties China by examining the relationship between tomb portraits and Buddhist donor portraits from the same period.
Teresa WRIGHT received her BA in Political Science at Santa Clara University, and her MA and PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach since 1996, and has been chair of the Political Science department since 2009. Dr. Wright also has worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan and the East-West Center in Honolulu. Since 2012, she has served on the Editorial Board of the China Quarterly.
Dr. Wright’s research focuses on state-society relations,
protest and dissent, and the relationship between capitalism and
democracy—particularly in China and Taiwan. Her publications include four
books, The Perils of Protest: State
Repression and Student Activism in China (University of Hawaii Press,
2001), Accepting Authoritarianism:
State-Society Relations in China’s Reform Era (Stanford University Press,
2010), Party and State in Post-Mao China
(Polity Press, 2015), and Popular Protest
in China (Polity Press, forthcoming); journal articles in Comparative Politics, The Journal of International Affairs, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, The China Quarterly, China: An International Journal, Church and State, and Asian Survey; and numerous chapters in
edited volumes. At present, she is editing a thirty-contributor Handbook of Dissent and Protest in China,
to be published by Elgar Press in 2019.