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Month: May 2015

Kenneth Loh: Smart Sensors for Safer Bridges

Dr. Kenneth Loh explained his research which characterizes the performance of a sensor prototype for monitoring bridge scour, which is the erosion of soil/riverbed materials by flowing water near bridge foundations that could cause collapse. Dr. Loh is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, Nano-Engineering and Smart Structures Technologies (NESST) Laboratory, University of California, Davis, and he received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Michigan. He is conducting his Fulbright research in bridge scour monitoring at National Taiwan University. His research interests include multifunctional materials, and resilient structures. Read more about Dr. Loh’s project here: http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/index.php/about-taiwan/essays/item/123-smart-sensors-for-safer-bridges-an-international-collaborative-effort   監測橋梁結構安全的智能感測器     此研究主題是應用橋梁監測智能感測器偵測當橋梁被河床附近之土石流沖刷可能會產生破壞之檢測結果。     羅健晃博士任職於奈米工程和智能監控系統技術實驗室暨加州大學戴維斯分校之土木工程學系副教授。他於密西根大學獲得土木工程博士學位,目前以傅爾布萊特資深學者的身分在國立台灣大學進行有關橋梁沖刷監測系統方面的研究。他的研究領域包括多功能材料及彈力回復性結構。

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Daniel Indro: The Next Asian Tigers? Economy in ASEAN

  Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Indro shared his pedagogical activities that encourage students to analyze business opportunities and risks in the ASEAN countries from a Taiwanese company’s perspective.    Dr. Daniel C. Indro is an Associate Professor of Finance at Penn State University’s Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies. He received his MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington. His undergraduate degree is from Widya Mandala Catholic University in Indonesia.       丹尼爾: 誰是亞洲之虎繼任者?談東協經濟情勢     丹尼爾博士分享他於東吳大學授課期間,如何鼓勵學生以台灣本土企業角度,分析東南亞國協會員國的潛在商機及風險。丹尼爾博士現為美國賓夕法尼亞州立大學大峽谷分校經濟學系副教授。他為美國印第安納大學商學博士及商學碩士,並於印尼韋迪亞曼達拉大學取得學士學位。  

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Jason Protass: New Perspectives on Old Buddhist Poetry

    Jason Protass shares his research on Daoqian (道潛), a Buddhist monk lived in Song Dynasty, who is a close friend of Shu-shi (蘇軾). There was a large amount of Daoqian’s poetry survived and gave Jason an opportunity to look at the poetry used in social situation, in different kinds of poetry games, and other things monks would participate in that period of time. Jason also shares his observation of the research environment and resources in Academia Sinica in Taiwan with the support of Fulbright Scholarship.     Jason Protass is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University’s Department of Religious Studies and affiliated with the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford. Previously a visiting researcher at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. Jason has been working on his dissertation this year at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy. 古老佛教禪師的新觀點:傅爾布萊特系列講座     這場講座將介紹研究佛教和詩詞的基本問題和研究方法。蒲傑聖將從今年在台灣所進行的研究中舉例說明,並提出未來研究方向的計劃。     蒲傑聖為史丹佛大學宗教學研究所的博士候選人,並與史丹佛大學何鴻毅家族基金佛學研究中心合作進行研究。早前他曾前往日本京都的龍谷大學擔任訪問學人。本年度他獲得傅爾布萊特獎學金,於中央研究院中國文哲研究所致力於他的論文研究。

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Charles Musgrove: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the Emergence of Democracy in Taiwan

    Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Charles Musgrove discusses how the impressive Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in central Taipei has defied the original intentions of its creators to become a popular lightning rod of democratic activity.     Dr. Charles Musgrove is Associate Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is the author of China’s Contested Capital:Architecture, Ritual and Response in Nanjing (University of Hawaii Press, 2013) which investigates the construction of Nanjing as the “model capital” of China under Nationalist Party (KMT) rule. Read more about Dr. Musgrove’s observation, please also read: Preliminary Reflections on the CKS Memorial Hall (http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/index.php/about-taiwan/essays/item/88-preliminary-reflections-on-the-chiang-kai-shek-memorial-hall) 回溯以往-中正紀念堂與台灣民主的興起 – 傅爾布萊特系列講座     坐落在台北市中心的中正紀念堂似乎已違背了設立者的原始構想,成為民主活動的指標,傅爾布萊特資深學者莫林博士歡迎大家一同來討論這個特殊的歷史現象。    莫林博士為馬里蘭州聖瑪麗學院歷史學系之副教授。他於2013年出版《國民政府爭議性之首都:南京的建築、儀式和反響》一書。內容談及南京在國民黨的治理及建設下成為國民政府的模範首都。

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Rodney Winther: Conducting My Way Through Taiwan (Music… not Trains!)

    Professor Rodney Winther shared his conducting and teaching life at Shih Chien University, with the Taiwan Wind Ensemble, and through musical outreach in this video. At Shih Chien, he conducts the University Orchestra, the University Wind Ensemble and teaches graduate conducting. Professor Winther is retired from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music. He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar during 2013-2014 in Taiwan. 音樂列車長:指揮家在台灣的音樂旅程      溫瑟爾教授目前以傅爾布萊特資深學者的身分在實踐大學擔任客座教授。同時也為實踐大學音樂系管樂團的客座指揮家,並指導此校之管樂指揮碩士班。溫教授甫退休於美國辛辛那提音樂學院,為該系的榮譽教授。本次演講著重於溫瑟爾教授於實踐大學、台灣管樂團及各地巡迴演出的指揮經驗。

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Philip Brown: Dam(ned) Imperialism: The Case of the Wusantou Dam

    Dr. Philip Brown examines an unusual Japanese colonial enterprise that has been remembered not as the epitome of imperialistic evil, but in highly laudatory terms, especially since democratization in Taiwan. He was exploring the development of the Jianan water control project constructed between 1920 and 1930 under Japanese colonial rule and the ways it has been remembered in Taiwan over the years since its completion.     Dr. Philip Brown is Professor of Japanese and East Asian History at The Ohio State University. He is a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Institute of Taiwan History at the Academia Sinica. “壩”氣帝國主義? 嘉南大圳水利工程的建設與回憶     日本殖民統治台灣時期所建設的水利工程不但受到實行民主制度後的台灣高度讚賞,而且不被認為是邪惡帝國主義下的建設。菲力浦教授於此影片討論於1920年到1930年間,台灣在日本政府殖民統治下,所建造完成的嘉南大圳水利工程,與其特殊的歷史意義。     菲力浦博士為俄亥俄州立大學日本與東亞歷史系之教授。他是2013-2014傅爾布萊特獎學金的獲獎學者,於中央研究院台灣史研究所進行相關研究。

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Benjamin Brose: Xuanzang’s Skull

    Dr. Benjamin Brose discusses some of the ways Buddhist relics have been employed by modern political regimes to evoke patriotic sentiments at home and to establish diplomatic and economic alliances abroad. He is currently conducting research on modern representations of the Tang monk, pilgrim, and scholar Xuanzang (600?-664).    Benjamin Brose received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2009 and is now Assistant Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the University of Michigan.   玄奘頂骨-當代亞洲的佛教和民族主義以及外交 – 傅爾布萊特系列講座     這場講座由傅爾布萊特訪問學者本博澤博士將討論佛教文物如何被現代政權作為喚醒愛國意識、確立外交地位與促成海外經濟聯盟的手段。    本博澤博士為美國密西根大學宗教學研究所助理教授,他於2009年獲得美國史丹佛大學博士學位。他目前專注於研究當代對於一個虔誠朝聖者-唐僧玄奘大師(600?-664)之表述詮釋。

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