Chen Hui-hung

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2013 to Jun 2014

Hui-Hung Chen is currently an associate professor of the Department of History at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.  She is currently writing a book entitled Encounters and Communications with Objects: Jesuit Visual and Material Culture in China, 1582-1700.  This research is partially based upon her Ph.D. dissertation: “Encounters in Peoples, Religions, and Sciences: Jesuit Visual Culture in Seventeenth Century China” (Brown University, U.S.A., 2004).  Hui-Hung began her study of Early Modern European art and history at Brown University, focusing on Christian art and its traditions, the Jesuits and Counter Reformation, as well as cross-cultural encounters between Europe and China.  She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, then began her current job at National Taiwan University in February 2005.  Her article entitled “The Human Body as a Universe: Understanding Heaven by Visualization and Sensibility in Jesuit Cartography in China,” published in The Catholic Historical Review, was awarded The Peter Guilday Prize by the American Catholic Historical Association, U.S.A. in 2008.

Recent Publications: 

1. 〈利瑪竇研究的過往及思考:兼論幾本新著及利瑪竇史料〉, Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies 臺灣東亞文明研究學刊 10 (1): 261-297 (June 2013) (Taipei). (Peer-review journal article, in Chinese, English translation title: “Rethinking the Studies on Matteo Ricci: Reviews and Sources.”)

2. Review of The Jesuit Mission to New France: A New Interpretation in the Light of the Earlier Jesuit Experience in Japan, by Takao Abé, Renaissance Quarterly 66 (2): 672-673 (2013).

3. Review of A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610, by R. Po-chia Hsia, The Catholic Historical Review 98 (1): 182-83 (2012).