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Ki-Che A. Leung
Ki-Che A. Leung
Email: kcleung7@hku.hk

* Academic Experience

Ph.D., EHESS, Paris (1980)

Current Positions:
Director and Chair Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of
      Hong Kong

Correspondence Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (2012.8- )

Previous Positions:
Associate Research Fellow (1982-1987), Research Fellow (1987-2004), Institute for Social Sciences and
      Philosophy (1997-1999 Deputy Director, 1999.8-2003.12 Director); Research Fellow (2004-2010),
      Institute of History and Philology; Joint Appointment, Research Center For Humanities and Social
      Sciences (2004.8-2008.7 Initiator and convener of the Project "History of Health"), Academia Sinica

Adjunct Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica  (2010.9-2012.7)
Honorary Professor, Dept. of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2010.8- )
Honorary Professor, School of Humanities, Hong Kong University (2009.7-2010.12 )
Professor of History, History Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008.8-2010.12)
Vice-President, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (2004.8-2008.7)
Member of the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2004.1-2004.7)
Visiting Fellow, INSERM, Paris (1995-1996)
Convener of the discipline of History, National Science Council (1994-1999)
Fulbright post-doctoral fellow, Harvard University and Princeton University (1985-1986)

* Academic Honors

Academician, Academia Sinica (2010.7)
Academic Award, Ministry of Education (2009)
Member of the Social Sciences and Humanities panel for Starting Grants of the European Research
      Council (only Asian scholar on the panel) (2006- )

Membre du Conseil scientifique, Ecole Française d'Extrême Orient (2006- )
Membre du Conseil scientifique of the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris (2000-2001)
Award for Excellent Research, National Science Council (1990, 1992, 1993)
Award for Outstanding Research, National Science Council (1995, 2000, 2004)

* Publications
Books / Book Editor ▼
  1. Shishan yu jiaohua: Ming-Qing di cishan zuzhi (Charity and Moral Transformation: Philanthropic Organizations of the Ming and Qing periods). Taipei: Linking Publishers, 1997, 380 pages.
  2. Shishan yu jiaohua: Ming-Qing di cishan zuzhi (simplified  character edition). Shijiazhuang: Hebei jiaoyu chubanshe, 2001.
  3. Jen-der Lee and Angela KC Leung eds., Funu yu shehui (Women and society). Beijing: Zhongguo da baike quanshu chubanshe, 2005.
  4. Angela KC Leung ed., Medicine for Women in Imperial China. Leiden: Brill, 2006, 212 pages.
  5. Leprosy in China. A History. NY: Columbia University Press, 2009, 373 pages.
  6. Angela KC Leung and Charlotte Furth eds., Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long 20th Century, Durham: Duke University Press, 2010, 337 pages.
  7. Miandui jibing: Chuantong zhongguo shehui de yiliao guannian yu zuzhi (In Face of Illness). Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2012, 340 pages.
  8. Mafeng: yizhong jibing de yiliao shehuishi (Chinese version of Leprosy in China. A History), Beijing: The Commercial Press, 2013, 337 pages. [translated by Z hu Huiying]


Articles ▼
  1. 1980, Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation: “La coopération agricole en Chine dans les bases communistes pendant la guerre anti-japonaise (1937-45)”.  Paris, E.H.E.S.S.
  2. 1980, “Rule of the Red Guards”, Index on Censorship IX-1, pp. 13-17. [With Alain Peyraube]
  3. 1982, “Entraide spontanée, entraide provoquée en Chine rurale: l’intervention communiste (1943-44)”, Les Annales. Economies. Sociétés. Civilisations. Mai-juin, pp. 407-433. [With Claude Aubert and Cheng Ying]
  4. 1983, “L’amour en Chine.   Relations et pratiques sociales aux XIIIe et XIVe siècles”, Archives des sciences sociales des religions 56-1, pp. 59-76.
  5. 1984, “Autour de la naissance: la mère et l’enfant en Chine aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles” Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie LXXVI, pp. 51-69.
  6. 1984, “Xintai lishi (History of the mentalités), Shixue pinglun, April, pp. 75-97.
  7. 1984, “Sexualité et sociabilité dans le Jin Ping Mei, roman érotique chinois de la fin du XVIème siècle”, Social Science Information, 23, pp. 653-676.
  8. 1984, “Shiqi shihba shiji Changjiang xiayou zhi yüyingtang (Foundling homes in the lower Yangtze area in the 17th and 18th centuries)”, Zhongguo haiyang fazhan shi lunwen ji, (Chinese maritime history I), Taipei: ISSP, Academia Sinica, pp. 97-130.
  9. 1985, “L’accueil des enfants abandonnés dans la Chine du Bas-Yangzi aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles”, Etudes chinoises, IV-1, pp. 15-54.
  10. 1986, “Ming mo Qing chu minjian cishan huodong di xingqi (The rise of private philanthropic activities during the late Ming and early Qing period)”, Shih-huo Monthly, XV-7/8, pp. 52-79.
  11. 1987, “Organized Medicine in Ming-Qing China: State and Private Medical Institutions in the Lower Yangzi Region”, Late Imperial China, 8-1, pp. 134-166.
  12. 1987, “Ming Qing yüfang tianhua cuoshi zhi yanbian (Smallpox preventive measures during the Ming and the Qing), Kuo-shih lun-ts’ung. Taipei: Shih-huo ch’u-pan-she, pp. 239-253.
  13. 1989, “Qing dai cishan jigou yü guanliao ceng di guanxi (Charitable institutions and the bureaucracy under the Qing)”, Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, 66, pp. 85-104.
  14. 1990, “Zhongguo Ming Qing shiqi di tongsu wenhua”, (Review article on Popular culture in Late Imperial China, D. Johnson, A. Nathan, E. Rawski (eds.), University of California Press, 1985), Hsin shih hsueh 1-1, pp. 145-153.
  15. 1990, “Min-Shin jidai no chiiki elito to shakai” (Local elites and society in the Ming-Qing period), Chugoku - shakai to bunka , 5, pp. 158-171.
  16. 1993, “A History of Human Diseases - Late Imperial China” in Cambridge World History of Human Diseases, K.F. Kiple (ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 354-362.
  17. 1993, “Pinqiong yü qiongren guannian zai Zhongguo sushi shehui zhong di lishi bianhua” (The evolutions of the concepts of “poverty” and “the poor” in Chinese secular society), in Renguan, yiyi yü shehui (The idea of Man. Meaning and society), Y. K. Huang ed. Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, pp. 129-162.
  18. 1993, “To Chasten Society: The Development of Widow Homes in the Ch’ing, 1773-1911”, Late Imperial China 14-2, pp. 1-32.
  19. 1994, “Elementary Education in the Lower Yangtze Region in the 17th and 18th Centuries”, Education and Society in Late Imperial China, B. Elman & A. Woodside (eds.), Berkeley:  University of California Press, pp. 381-416.
  20. 1994, “Qing dai di xizi hui” (Association for treasuring written characters of the Qing dynasty), Hsin-shih hsüeh, 6-2, pp. 83-115.
  21. 1995, “Relief Institutions for Children in Nineteenth-century China”, Chinese Views of Childhood, A.B. Kinney (ed.), University of Hawaii Press, pp. 251-278.
  22. 1996, “Variolation and vaccination in Late Imperial China, ca. 1570-1911”, Vaccinia, Vaccination, Vaccinology. Jenner, Pasteur and their successors, S. Plotkin & B. Fantini (eds.), Paris: Elsevier, pp. 65-71.
  23. 1996, “Variolisation et vaccination dans la Chine pré-moderne (1570-1911)”, Penser la médecine (On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Pasteur), B. Fantini & A-M Moulin (eds.), Paris: Fayard, pp. 57-70.
  24. 1997, “Medical Ethics in China”, in Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, H. Selin ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 667-669.
  25. 1999, “Sanzijing li lishi shejian di wenti” (The problem of time in the primer Three-Word Classic), Shijian, lishi yu jiyi (Time, history, and memory), Y. K. Huang (ed.), Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, pp. 31-74.
  26. 1999, “Mafeng bing gainian yanbian di lishi” (The historical nosology of li/lai in China), Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, 70-2, pp. 399-438.
  27. 1999, “Women practicing medicine in pre-modern China”, Chinese Women in the Imperial Past: New Perspectives, H. Zurndorfer (ed.), Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, pp. 101-134.
  28. 2000, “Prostitution in Modern Shanghai: Two Recent Studies”, Nan Nü, 2-1, pp. 180-187.
  29. 2001, “Song-Yuan-Ming di difang yiliao ziyuan chutan” (A preliminary study on local medical resources of the Song-Yuan-Ming dynasties), Zhongguo shehui lishi pinglun (Review of Chinese Social History), 3. Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, pp. 219-237.
  30. 2001, “Hygiène et santé publique dans la Chine pré-moderne”, Les hygiénistes: enjeux, modèles et pratiques, PBourdelais ed. Paris: Belin, pp. 343-371.
  31. 2001, “la Medicina nella societa Ming” in K. Chemla (ed.), Storia della socienza. Vol. II Cina, India, Americhe, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, pp. 511-516.
  32. 2002, “Jibing yu fangtu zhi guanxi: Yuan zhi Qing jian yijie di kanfa” (Illness and environment, views of Ming-Qing doctors), Xingbie yu yiliao (Gender and medicine), Committee of the Third International Conference on Sinology, Academia Sinica. Institute of Modern History, pp. 165-212.
  33. 2003, “Medical Learning from the Song to the Ming”, The Song-Yuan-Ming Transition in Chinese History, Smith & von Glahn (eds.), Harvard University Asia Center, pp. 374-398.
  34. 2003, “Medical Instruction and Popularization in Ming-Qing China”, Late Imperial China, 24/1, pp. 130-152.
  35. 2003, “L’instruction médicale et sa vulgarisation dans la Chine des Ming et des Qing”, (A slightly different French version of “Medical Instruction and Popularization in Ming-Qing China”), in Education et instruction en Chine. II, C. Nguyen Tri & C. Despeux (eds.), Paris: Editions Peeters, pp. 89-114.
  36. 2003, “Mafeng geli yu jindai Zhongguo” (The segregation of lepers in Modern China), Lishi yanjiu (Beijing), 5, pp. 3-14.
  37. 2005, “The introduction of segregation in modern China: the case of leprosaria”, in Les nouvelles pratiques de santé, XVIIIe-XXe siècles, P. Bourdelais et O. Faure (eds.), Paris: Belin, pp. 309-324.
  38. 2006, “Recent trends in the study of medicine for women in Imperial China”, in Angela Ki Che Leung (ed.), Medicine for Women in Imperial China, Leiden: Brill, pp. 2-18.
  39. 2006, “Dignity of the nation, gender equality, or charity for all? Options for the first modern Chinese women doctors” in S. Chien and J. Fitzgerald (eds.), The Dignity of Nations, Equality, Competition, and Honor in East Asian Nationalism, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, pp. 71-82.
  40. 2006, “Introduction”, in special issue on Chinese history, Annales, Histoire, Science Sociale2006 (Nov-Dec), no. 6, pp. 1253-57.
  41. 2007, “Yiliao shi yu Zhongguo xiandaixing wenti” (Medical history and the question of modernity in China), in Zhongguo shehui pinglun 8 (2007):1-19, Beijing: Tianjin guji chubanshe.
  42. 2008, “The business of vaccination in 19th century Canton”, Late Imperial China. 29.1 Supplement, pp. 7-39.
  43. 2008, “Cong laibing shi kan Zhongguo shi di tese” (Looking at the characteristics of Chinese history through the history of the lai disorder), in Li Jianmin (ed.), Cong liliao shi kan Zhongguo shi (Chinese history through the history of medicine), Taipei: Linking Publishers, pp. 297-330.
  44. 2010, “The evolution of the idea of chuanran contagion in Imperial China” in Angela K C Leung and Charlotte Furth (eds.), Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century, Durham: Duke University Press, pp. 25-50.
  45. Reviews in Revue  Bibliographique  de  Sinologie,  Vingtieme  Siecle,  Extrême- Orient Extrême-OccidentLi-shih yue-k’an (History Monthly), Newsletter for Modern Chinese History (Academia Sinica), La Quinzaine LittéraireHsin shih-hsuehEtudes chinoisesIsis, Medical History, Pacific Affairs, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.
  46. 2011, “Daotang hu?Shantang hu? Qingmo Minchu Guangzhou chengnei Xinggong Caotang di dute moshi” (Daoist temple or charitable hall? The unique model of the Xinggong Caotang in Guangzhou city centre), in Chen Yung-fa (ed.), Mingqing diguo ji qi jin-xian dai zhuan xing (The Ming-Qing empire and its transformation in the modern period), Taipei: Asian Culture, pp.395-434.
  47. 2011, Book review on Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China by Yi-Li Wu, Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 53, pp. 347-350.
  48. 2012, Book review on Other-Worldly: Making Chinese Medicine through Transnational Frames by Mei Zhan, Isis, Vol. 103, No. 1 (March 2012), The University of Chicago Press, pp. 215-216.
  49. 2012, Book review on Médicine, religion et société dans la Chine medieval: É tude de manuscrits chinois de Dunhuang et de Turfan by Catherine Despeux, ed., Han-hsueh yen-chiu (Chinese Studies), Vol. 30, No. 2 (June 2012), Taipei: Center for Chinese Studies, pp. 315-320.
  50. 2013, “Jindai Zhongguo yiyuan de dansheng” (The birth of the modern Chinese hospital), in Zhu Pingyi (ed.), Jiankang yu shehui: huaren weisheng xinshi (Health and society: a new history of health in China ), Taipei: Linking Publishing, pp. 41-68.
  51. 2013, “The Yuan and Ming Periods”, in TJ Hinrichs and Linda L. Barnes (eds.), Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. 129-159.


Translation ▼
  1. 1982, “Xintai lishi (History of mentalités). Chinese translation of Philippe Ariès’ article in La nouvelle histoire, J. Le Goff, R. Chartier and J. Revel eds. Paris: Retz, 1978. Ssu yu Yen,  XX-4, pp. 377-393. (French-Chinese)
  2. 1982, “Xintai lishi”. Abridged version of the preceding translation in Shijieshi yanjiu dongtai (Beijing), no.3, pp. 44-46. (French-Chinese)
  3. 1983, Les opéras des Bords de l’Eau: théâtre Yuan, XVIIIe-XIVe siècles. Paris: Pour l’Analyse du Folklore, 189 pages. (with Maurice Coyaud and Alain Peyraube). (Chinese-French)
  4. 1983, “Xin lishi (La nouvelle histoire)”, Shih-huo Monthly, XII-10/11, 12, 13; pp.1-8, 1-5 and 91-99.  Chinese translation of J. Le Goff’s article in La nouvelle histoire. (French-Chinese)
  5. 1985, “Daoyan. Weibo lun xuezhe yu zhengzhijia  (Introduction: Weber on the man of science and the man of politics)”, Xueshu yu zhengzhi (Weibo xuanji I) (Writings of Weber I: the man of science and the man of politics). Translation of Raymond Aron’s introduction in Max Weber’s Le savant et le politique (Paris, 1959). Taipei: Hsin-ch’iao i-ts’ung, pp. 93-113. (French-Chinese)
  6. 1989, Nianjian lishi xuepai lunwen xuanji. (Translation of articles of the Annales School), Ki Che Angela Leung (ed.), Taipei: Yuan-liu ch’u-pan-she.
  7. 1989, “Zhonggu shiqi caifu yu siwang di guanxi (Richesse et pauvreté  devant la mort du Moyen Age)”. Chinese translation of Ph. Ariès’ article in Essais sur l’histoire de la mort en Occident, Paris Seuil, 1974.   In Nianjian lishi xuepai lunwen xuanji. (Selection of works of the Annales School), Ki Che Angela Leung (ed.), Taipei: Yuan-liu ch’u-pan-she, pp. 239-260. (French-Chinese)
  8. 1989, “Zhonggu shidai jiaohui di shijian ji shangren di shijian (Au Moyen Age: temps del’Eglise et temps du marchand)”.  Chinese translation of J. Le Goff’s article in Pour un autre Moyen Age, Paris, Gallimard, 1977, pp.215-38. (French-Chinese)
  9. 1991, “Ming Qing funü yanjiu” (Study of women’s history of the Ming-Qing period), by Paul Ropp. Hsin shih-hsueh, 2:4, pp. 77-116. (English-Chinese)


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