Shelley Ochs is a licensed practitioner of traditional Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. Her training includes an M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Bilingual Program of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and traditional apprenticeship training with senior acupuncturist Dr. Wang Juyi in Beijing. She was a co-translator for Ten Lectures on the Use of Medicinals, published by Paradigm Press in 2003, and has published articles on Chinese medicine in both English and Chinese. Her current research focuses on the origins of Chinese medicine in Shang Dynasty shamanistic culture.
Howard Hao has been teaching Martial Arts at The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC) since 2002. He has developed a completely new and systematic method on teaching martial arts.
Jeremiah Jenne is a writer and educator based in Beijing since 2002. He has taught Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History at the IES Abroad Program for over 10 years and has written extensively on China for a number of publications including The Economist, Asia Society/China File, Los Angeles Review of Books, Radii China, The Beijinger, and the World of Chinese. His work can be found in the anthologies China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, The Insider’s Guide to Beijing, and the 2015 collection While We’re Here: China Stories from a Writer’s Colony. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremiahjenne or online at jeremiahjenne.com.
Professor Haiming Wen received his Ph.D. in comparative philosophy from the University of Hawaii in 2006. He is now a professor at the School of Philosophy, Renmin (People’s) University of China (RUC), The Beijing Center (TBC, since 2007), Yeching Academy (YCA, since 2015). He was previously a post-doctoral fellow (2006-12) and Master’s student (1996-99) in the Department of Philosophy, Peking University. He has published the books Making One’s Intentions Concrete: Dimensions of Confucian Ethics (RUC Press, 2014), Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World (in English: Lexington, 2009), and Chinese Philosophy (in English: Cambridge University Press, 2012; in Chinese: China International Press, 2010). He has also published more than 50 journal articles in both English and Chinese, including more than 10 articles in English peer-reviewed journals like Asian Philosophy, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Contemporary Chinese Thought, Culture and Psychology, Frontier of Chinese Philosophy, etc. He has been selected as one of the New Century Excellent Talents (NCET) by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2010, and one of the Ming De Scholars of RUC. He is the secretary-general, and Director of Research for International Association of Yijing (the Book of Changes) Studies. He is a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the journal Asian Philosophy, and was the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the English Journal Frontiers of Philosophy in China, and editor-in-chief for the “International Studies on Chinese Philosophy” series for Peking University Press. He has been invited to present more than 50 papers in more than 20 countries all over the world.
Professor Yang has been teaching at Renmin University of China since 1982 and won the “Excellent Teacher” Award from the Beijing Municipal Government. He teaches comparative culture emphasizing values, political philosophy and intellectual history, and supervises doctor candidates in those fields. He has been teaching at TBC since 1998 and teaching courses such as Political Histories since 1949, the Cultural Revolution since 2010, and Modern Chinese Literature in Chinese since 2001. In the U.S., he has taught at Towson University and University of Massachusetts, and lectured at Dickinson College, Wheaton College, etc. He translated Nietzsche’s complete works from German into Chinese.
Professor Zhang majored in American Literature, focusing on the studies of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Toni Morrison. She earned a Ph.D. degree at Beijing Foreign Studies University, a M.A. degree at Heilongjiang University, and a B. A. in English Language and Literature at Qiqihar University, China. Her publications include: Fundamentals of English Historical Linguistics, Beijing: Peking University Press (2010) and Nathaniel Hawthorne and Redemption, Beijing: China Commerce and Trade Press (2007).
Dr. Sun is a professor and Chair of the Academic Committee, School of Foreign Languages at Renmin University of China. He has also been working as a member of the Excellent Educational Resources Abroad and Quality Assurance System Advisory Board under the Ministry of Education, and an Inspector of the National Test for English Majors (TEM) under the Ministry of Education. Before he came to Beijing, Dr. Sun was a professor, vice dean, and department chair at Northwest University in Xi’an.