Hung, Kuang-Chi



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Hung, Kuang-Chi

Associate Professor


Office: Room 407, Department of Geography

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Phone: +886-2-33665826

Kuang-chi Hung received his PhD in the history of science from Harvard University in 2013, and carried on his postdoctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution and Needham Research Institute, respectively. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. Hung’s research concerns the history of evolutionary theory, the history of geography, and the geography of scientific knowledge. Currently he is revising his dissertation, under the title “Finding Patterns in Nature: Asa Gray’s Plant Geography and Collecting Networks,” for publication, and initiating a new project tentatively titled “China as a field,” which deals with the Smithsonian Institution’s archaeological expeditions in China during the early twentieth century.


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. Department of the History of Science, September 2006-November 2013
Dissertation, “Finding Patterns in Nature: Asa Gray’s Plant Geography and Collecting Networks (1830s-1860s).”

Committee members: Janet Browne, Shigehisa Kuriyama, Henrietta Harrison, Donald H. Pfister

Examination fields: Environmental History and the History of Biology (Janet E. Browne), History of the Body (Shigehisa Kuriyama), Modern Japanese History (Ian J. Miller), Modern Chinese History (Henrietta Harrison)

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Exchange Student, University Archives, April 2012-October 2012

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Ph.D. Student. School of Forestry and Natural Conservation, September 2000-February 2005

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
M.S. Department of Forestry, September 1998-June 2000

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
B.S. Department of Forestry, September 1994-June 1998

history of science, science; technology, and society (STS); environmental history

Nature, Society, and Nature

Geography and Science and Technology Studies (STS)

Introduction to Environmental History

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, 2014.

D. Kim Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2013-2015

Exchange Student Fellowship, D. Kim Foundation, 2012

Baird Society Resident Scholarship, Smithsonian Institution, 2012

Dibner History of Science Program, Huntington Library, 2011

Dissertation Research Fellowship, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science, 2011.

Dissertation Research Fellowship, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University, 2011

The Merit/Term Time Research Award, Harvard University, 2011 (declined)

Summer Research Grant, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University 2010

Summer Research Grant, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, Harvard University, 2010

Erwin Hiebert Grant for Travel and Research, Harvard University, 2010

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 2009

Fellowship, Satoh Artcraft Research & Scholarship Foundation, 2009

Graduate Summer Language Grant for East, South, and Southeast Asian Language Study, Asia Center, Harvard University, 2009

Erwin Hiebert Grant for Summer Research, Harvard University, 2008

Taiwan Ministry of Education Studying Abroad Fellowship Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2006-2008

Doctoral fellowship, Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2006-2009