Fan-Sen Wang

Job Title: 
Vice President

Fan-Sen Wang was appointed as one of Academia Sinica's Vice Presidents on January 1, 2010 by President Chi-huey Wong. He joined Academia Sinica in 1985. He is a distinguished research fellow (2005) of the Institute of History and Philology and served as director of the Institute from 2003-2009. He became an Academician in 2004 and was also the director of the Tsai Yuan-pei Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences from 2003 to 2004. Academician Wang graduated from National Taiwan University with a Master's degree in history in 1983, and received his PhD in East Asian studies from Princeton University in 1993. His research interests include the history of intellectual thought, culture and academic scholarship from the Ming and Qing Dynasty to modern China. He was elected a fellow of UK's Royal Historical Society in 2005. Among his other honors he was awarded the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship from 1999 to 2004.

Vice President Wang was the Director-General of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Science Council from 2000 to 2002, and since 2003 has been a member of the Council of Academic Reviewal & Evaluation, Ministry of Education and the Advisory Committee on Humanities and Social Science Development, National Science Council. He is also currently a member of the Steering Committee at the Center for Chinese StudUKies and a board member of the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan). In addition to his administrative posts, Academician Wang is also a faculty member of National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University and National Chung Hsing University.


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