Shelley Ochs is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, a translator of modern and classical Chinese medical texts, and a scholar specializing in the cultural and intellectual history of medicine in early China. Dr. Ochs completed her Ph.D. in the History of Chinese Medicine and Chinese Literature at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (2013), Beijing, China. Her current research focuses on the role of culture and religion in the early formation of Chinese medical theory and practice. She regularly writes articles on Chinese medicine for both academic and clinical journals. She has been teaching a class on Chinese medicine for undergraduates at TBC every semester since 2008.
Xiurong Zhao is professor in History School in Renmin University of China now. She studies social history of medicine in early modern England. She has published several essays in this field in World History, Historiography Quarterly and Journal of Historical Science. She has published two books: A Study of Business and Merchants of England, 1500-1700, Social Science and Documentation Publishing House, 2004; The Studies of the Relationship between the Individual and the State in Western Political ideas, China Social Sciences Press, 2012. She has translated one book: Transformations of the Earth: How Nature Matters in the Making & Unmaking of the Modern World, Commercial Press, 2015. She was visiting scholar in the University of Harvard in the US and the University of Warwick in England. She has worked in the University of Geneva for four years.
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).
Jiannan Tang graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with M.A. in 2008 and Ph.D degree in 2011 and now she is a professor at a distinguished institution of higher learning in Beijing. She has devoted herself to the study of literature for more than twenty years, and is especially interested in the research in Western literature and ecocriticism. She used to spend half a year at the University of Nevada, Reno where the first doctoral program on environment and literature is offered. Later she continued her pursuit of ecocriticism at Cornell University. Nearly two years of visiting scholar experience helped her become an expert in this field. Now she is working on the comparison of Chinese and Western literature.
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.