Hung, Kuang-Chi



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Hung, Kuang-Chi

Associate Professor


Office: Room 407, Department of Geography

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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 Assistant 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

Refereed Articles :

出版中 〈拼裝的科學革命:人蔘、大鯢與美國第一回的達爾文爭議〉。《台大歷史學報》。

已接受 〈自然資源治理與原住民部落發展:後發展與後人類的視角〉,《考古人類學刊》。(第一作者;與何俊頤合著)

Accepted with minor revisions. “Subscribing to Specimens, Cataloging Subscribed Specimens, and Assembling the First Phytogeographical Survey in the United States.” Journal of the History of Biology. (SSCI)

2016. 論科技研究中的地理轉向及其在地理學中的迴響。《地理學報》,83: 23-69。

2016. “Plants that Remind Me of Home’: Collecting, Plant Geography, and a Forgotten Expedition in the Darwinian Revolution.” Journal of the History of Biology ,50(1):71–132.

2010. “‘The Place that ‘Offers the Greatest Interest’: Northeast Asia and the Making of Asa Gray's Disjunction Thesis.” Harvard Papers in Botany 15 (2): 231-276.  

2009. “Alien Science, Indigenous Thought and Foreign Religion: Reconsidering the Reception of Darwinism in Japan.” Intellectual History Review 19(2): 231-250.


2004。〈觀光地景、部落與家:從新竹司馬庫斯部落的觀光發展探討文化與共享資源的管理〉,《地理學報》 37,頁51-97。(第一作者;與林俊強合著)


2002。〈戰後初期之臺灣國有林經營問題:以國有林伐採制度為個案 (1945-1956)〉,《臺灣史研究》 9:1,頁55-105。

2001。〈地方觀光的發展與困境:新竹司馬庫斯原住民部落的個案研究〉,《中華林學季刊》 34:2,頁229-239。(第一作者;與鄭欽龍合著)

Books & Book Chapters :

2015. “Within the Lungs, the Stomach, and the Mind: Convergence and Divergences in Medical and Natural Histories of Ginkgo biloba.” In Historical Epistemology and the Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, ed. Howard Chiang. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 41-79. 

2015. “When the Green Archipelago Encountered Formosa: The Making of Modern Forestry in Taiwan under Japan’s Colonial Rule (1895-1945).” In Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands: From Prehistory to the Present, eds. Philip C. Brown and Bruce Batten. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, pp. 174-193. 

計畫編號   計畫名稱 計畫執行期間  經費來源單位 
 105-2410-H-002-181-  從「中國即田野」到「中國為研究領域」:20世紀上半葉美國史密梭尼恩研究院於中國的科學探險  105/08/01~106/07/31  科技部
 106-2410-H-002-177-MY2  從「中國即田野」到「中國為研究領域」:20世紀上半葉美國史密梭尼恩研究院於中國的科學探險(二)  106/08/01~108/07/31   科技部
 tfbc-1060214  原住民族轉型正義之國有林土地轉移接收歷程調查研究計畫 106/11/17~107/06/30 行政院農業委員會林務局  106/11/17~107/06/30  行政院農業委員會林務局
 AS-107-TP-C01  【原住民、國家與治理:比較南島觀點】子計畫二:自然資源治理與原住民部落發展:以新竹尖石鄉的泰雅族部落為例  107/01/01~109/12/31  中央研究院民族所



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