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Debby, Chih-Yen Huang

  • PhD student
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
  • 19PublicationsNumber of items in Debby, Chih-Yen's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers

Research interests

Women and cultural history in early China(from Han to Tang).

About

As a person who has a strong sense of identity with female, and enjoys wide popularity with peer groups, it is not surprising that Chih-yen Huang is interested in the studies on female agency and social network in history. She developed a strong motive for study history in her early childhood. When she was 7 years old, she received Romance of the Three Kingdoms from my parents. This book urged her to fall for Chinese culture, leading her to the academic journey to Chinese History. Then, she started to devour the enchanting book, A New Account of the Tales of the World when she was a sophomore in college. These anecdotes are so enchanting that convinced her that only in the turbulent years and diverse environment could the personality be fully developed. Therefore, she became fascinated with the period between Han and Tang dynasties. Beside her passion for history, she also acquired empirical skills to conduct a research in her postgraduate years. For example, she got acquaintance with varied materials such as bamboo stripes, epitaphs, literature and canons. Moreover, professors at NTU put much emphasis on the art of query, asking us addressing questions based on the materials rather than presuppositions. Therefore, she could collect limited information from various materials, and put these fragments into a picture adequately by a vivid imagination. Although she spends much time on the curriculum, she never gives up attending extracurricular. As an undergraduate, she took a part-time job as a mentor in a English cram school for 4 years, and realized the art of negotiation. She also appointed as the director at NTU Department of History Student Association when she was a sophomore. In her tenure, she not only held academic and leisure activities, but also republished Shih Yi, an academic journal for college students, as a chief-editor. Besides, the first graduation ceremony only for her peers, graduates of Department of History at NTU was organized successfully within 2 weeks under her leadership as well. In graduate school, she was active in academic activities. she managed several study groups concerning Chinese medieval history, Japanese studying and thesis composition. In addition, she was invited to serve as one of the Editorial Board of two journals. One is Shih Yuan enjoyed the patronage of my graduate school, and the other is Early and Medieval Chinese History, sponsored by an association of young researchers in Taiwan. By extracurricular activities, she learns to not only lead her group, but also cooperate with her peers. Since she would love to keep in contact with people, she is in anticipation of her career in teaching. Hence, she applied herself as a teaching assistant in the courses of French Social and Cultural History, Chinese Social History and The Introduction to History in her graduate school, and was recognized as an Outstanding Teaching Assistant which was earned by only 5-10 teaching assistants each semester. Despite receiving the teaching reward, she still interests in polishing up her teaching skills so that she attended workshops such as the Instructional Skilled Workshop for 24 hours. These teaching experiences present such a remarkable breadth of vision of cultural and social history that encouraged her to be not only a good researcher, but a good teacher. Consequently, she could make a valuable contribution to our society by provoking introspection among students to hold various cultures in high esteem.

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Professional experience

PhD student

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

August 2014 - Present

Assistant

Center for Teaching and Learning Development at National Taiwan University

August 2010 - Present

One-time lecturer

National Taiwan University of Arts

April 2012

One-time lecturer

Center for Teaching and Learning Development at National Chengchi University

November 2011

One-time lecturer of he class of “Freshman Seminar”

National Taiwan University

March 2011

Teaching Assistant

Camp for S‧HE in Science and Technology (2010/10/22-24)

October 2010

Editorial Board

Early and Medieval Chinese History

November 2009 - October 2010(a year)

Editorial Board

Shih Yuan: The Journal of Historical Review

November 2009 - October 2010(a year)

lecturer of Teaching Assistant Seminar

Center for Teaching and Learning Development at National Taiwan University

October 2008 - September 2010(2 years)

M.A.

Department of History in National Taiwan University

September 2006 - July 2010(4 years)

Teaching Assistant

Department of History in National Taiwan University

September 2006 - June 2010(4 years)

member

歷史地圖製作計畫 in Middle Period Chinese History Project, NTU(中國中古近世史研究領域發展計畫)

September 2009 - February 2010(5 months)

One-time lecturer of Gender Culture and Society in China

Department of History in National Taiwan University

November 2009 - December 2009(a month)

TA Pilot

Center for Teaching and Learning Development at National Taiwan University

August 2008 - June 2009(10 months)

One-time lecturer of “Introduction to History”

Department of History in National Taiwan University

October 2008 - January 2009(3 months)

Researching Assistant

Department of History in National Taiwan University

September 2006 - January 2009(2 years)

lecturer of Workshop on Learning Strategies

Center for Teaching and Learning Development at National Taiwan University

October 2008

Project Assistant

Department of History in National Taiwan University

January 2007 - December 2007(a year)

Mentor

Peter's English

June 2002 - June 2006(4 years)

President

NTU Department of History Student Association

July 2003 - June 2004(a year)

Chief Editor

Shih Yi: The Journal of History Student Association

July 2003 - June 2004(a year)

Evaluator

Student Clubs Evaluation, sponsored by NTU

May 2004

Education

PhD student

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

August 2014 - November 2014(3 months)

M.A.

Department of History in National Taiwan University

September 2006 - July 2010(4 years)

B.A.

Department of History in National Taiwan University

September 2002 - June 2006(4 years)

Senior High School Student

Taipei First Girl's High School

September 1999 - June 2002(3 years)