Exploring the Art and the Science at Stanford

Written by Jui-Fen Lu盧瑞芬 Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:56
If I had to use just one word to describe my year-long sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford, it would be “fruitful” on both the art and the science fronts.   The Science      I am a health economist and my research interests in recent years have focused on the economics of the health systems in the Asia-Pacific region. The Center for East Asian Studies and Dr. Karen Eggleston at the Asia Health Policy Program, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford, have jointly hosted my visit…

The Ignored Inequality: Affective Inequality

Written by Chien-Hsing Wang王千倖 Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:36
    We live in a world where inequality permeates all aspects of our lives, where we are indifferent to the emotional burdens of others, where we are victimized by fear, anger, resentment, and hatred. Economic, cultural, and political inequalities widen the gap between the rich and poor, and unemployment rates remain high in many countries (e.g., the United States and Taiwan). Such inequalities result in affective inequality which, in a vicious cycle, exacerbates these economic, cultural, and political inequalities (Lynch, Baker, & Lyons, 2009). While slogans of fighting for justice have become ubiquitous, emotional depletion has been ignored (Lynch…

美國麻州小學就讀記

Written by Hui-Ing Ma 馬慧英 Sunday, 15 May 2016 05:05
      很幸運的得到Fulbright的獎助,可以在拿到博士學位十五年後,再回到當初唸書的地方—波士頓。能再回到波士頓一直是我畢業後在台灣教書時的夢想,夢想中的一部份是和小孩一起再經歷波士頓的春夏秋冬,再看看查爾斯河(Charles River),再走一次自由之路(Freedom Trail),再坐一次波士頓地鐵……。但就像我之前所認知到的,在人生中,時間就是一分一秒過的,快樂的事情會過去,痛苦的事情也會過去……。當我覺得像夢想正要實現一般,接到Fulbright通知獲得獎助,卻也同時開始準備出國的壓力。而此刻的我正處在開始要整裝回台的階段,搬家打包出清也都是壓力。但回想起這一年的經歷,凡走過的必留下痕跡,我想這些記憶將像黑夜中的天燈,漸行漸遠漸亮……。      

Fulbright 經驗流水談

Written by Hui-Ting Tina Wang 王慧婷 Friday, 22 April 2016 14:07
  Fulbright 最主要給我三州的回憶: Enrichment Seminar的Tulsa, Oklahoma、Outreach Lecture Fund的Boston, Massachusetts,以及學習駐足基地的Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas。   一、Enrichment Seminar (四月1~4,2015@Tulsa, Oklahoma)     我選擇的主題是「Old to New West: The Role of Land in Shaping the American Story」,最後公布在我的故鄉高雄的姊妹市Tulsa舉辦。其實隱約猜得到會是個在美國中部有原住民文化的地方。我很榮幸可以以一位不同文化背景的訪問學者,來認識美國境內曾是主流的文化,並同時和其他不同文化背景的訪問學者學習。這個活動非常符合Fulbright設立的「增進互相瞭解」的宗旨。以下五點為我對此活動歸納的心得收穫。