MANSON, Thomas, Q. C.
Thomas Manson, Q.C. is a Foreign Expert at Peking University, teaching in the School of Foreign Languages. He has taught at Yenching Academy since September 2017.
Prior to moving to China in 2013, Tom practiced law in Canada. He worked in a large regional law firm, a national law firm, and in a litigation boutique. He was appointed “Queen’s Counsel” in 2009. In addition, Tom is an arbitrator on panels with the BCICAC in Canada and CIETAC in China. Tom has published extensively for the BC CLE concerning a variety of legal topics. His most recent publication with Zhang Yulin is “International Commercial Arbitration in China: CIETAC” (The Advocate, Vol. 74, 2016).
Cao Dazhi is an Assistant Professor at the School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University. His research focuses on the socio-economic interactions between Bronze Age Chinese societies. He was a member of several archaeological projects taking place across important sites in provinces of Henan, Anhui, Shanxi and Gansu. Currently, he works in the Middle Yangzi River Valley, Jiangxi Province, conducting research on the Central Plain’s growth process and its impact on the periphery.
Prof. Chang Sen is a Professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature. His research fields cover the history of the ‘Songs of Chu’ and the ‘Book of Songs’; Bamboo Slips and Silk Literature; Academic Ideology History; Literature History and Writing History of Pre-Qin Periods.
Prof. Chen Changwei is an Associate Professor of diplomacy and foreign affairs at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He is the director of the Master of International Relations (MIR) Program at the school. He is also an Assistant Dean of Yenching Academy at PKU. He holds doctoral degrees from Peking University and the University of Sydney. Before joining the faculty of PKU, he was a research fellow/visiting scholar at the Australian Prime Ministers’ Research Centre, the Australian National University, Yale University and National Chengchi University.
Prof. Cheng Lesong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Peking University. His main research areas include the history of Daoism from 3rd century A.D. to the Tang dynasty, the history of thought of the Han dynasty, early Daoism, and hermeneutics of the religious classics. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Ding Ning is Vice Dean of the School of Arts at Peking University. He has published extensively on topics such as the philosophy of art history, psychology of art, and cultural studies of the visual arts. He received the First Prize for research in humanities awarded by the Fok Ying Tung Educational Foundation of the China State Commission of Education, and was appointed the Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee for Fine Arts Education in the Ministry of Education of China. Since 2003, he has served as the Co-Curator for the Beijing International Art Biennale.
Prof. Fan Shiming is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, where he teaches Sino-American Relations and The Politics of International Communication. His research interests center on images, perceptions, public opinion and communications in international relations.
Prof. Fu Gang has taught in the Department of Chinese, College of Literature of Tokyo University, Japan (2003.4-2005.9); and guest professor in the Department of Chinese, Taiwan University (2008.9-2009.1). He also has part-time positions as deputy president and secretary general of the Association of Chinese Anthology; and as a member of the research council on “The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons”.
Fu Jun is a Professor in the School of Government, Peking University. His research focus is on comparative public policy and international political economy. Recently, he has taught courses focusing on contemporary Chinese public policy and reforms.
Prof. Giuseppe Vignato is a Professor in the School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University. His research fields cover Buddhist Archaeology, Mediterranean Archaeology, and Silk Road Archaeology. His representative works include: “Temple of West of Kizil Grottoes Valley”, ‘The Wooden Architecture of Kizil Grottoes”, "The Wooden Architecture of the Kizil Caves", Archaeological Survey of Kizil – its Groups of Caves, Districts, Chronology and Buddhist Schools", and "Towards a more reliable chronology for the site of Kizil: a discussion on method".