The Project Director is Jinhua Chen (UBC), who works closely with the Project Manager Vicky Baker.
The Executive Committee (EC) is comprised of three members who are authorized to respond to emergencies swiftly and decisively. The EC works closely with the Project Manager and the Central Steering Committee.
EC Members: James Benn (McMaster), Jinhua Chen (UBC), Christina Laffin (UBC)
In addition to the three Executive Committee members, the Central Steering Committee (CSC) is composed of six representatives affiliated with our partner universities and will be appointed to the committee on a rotating, biannual basis. The current representatives are:
1. Bhiksu Huimin (DILA), 2. Vincent Goossaert (EPHE), 3. Ann Heirman (Ghent), 4. Bruce Rusk (UBC), 5. Kai Sheng (Tsing-hua), and 6. Stephen Teiser (Princeton)
The CSC will facilitate communication and concurrently manage the potential challenges posed by this highly international and interdisciplinary academic project.
An Advisory Committee (AC), composed of four distinguished scholars and a scholar-businessman, will advise the CSC on different aspects of the proposed project.
AC Members: T.H. Barrett (SOAS), Robert Buswell (UCLA), Phyllis Granoff (Yale), Victor Mair (Pennsylvania), Atsuo Nakayama (Bandai Namco)
The CSC will regularly consult with the AC on major decisions, including those related to convening the congresses, appointing postdoctoral researchers and visiting professors, terminating under-performing partnerships or undertaking new ones, monitoring the teams’ overall progress in relation to the established milestones and timelines.
It will also streamline the lecture and conference series and ensure common standards for awarding visiting professorships, postdoctoral and graduate fellowships. The CSC will work diligently to make sure that the projects proceed as planned and that the well-being of all highly qualified personnel is guaranteed throughout the grant period. The CSC will also work with partner universities in EA to set agendas for field visits, select sites and arrange logistics to allow researchers to maximize fieldwork opportunities.
Finally, the CSC will function as a hub for receiving and sorting all feedback from each of the program co-leaders, clusters leaders and members.
The CSC will also maintain regular communication with two additional committees:
The Fieldwork Committee will be responsible for coordinating annual field visits in East Asia, and is composed of representatives:
FC Members: George Keyworth (Saskatchewan), Vincent Goosseart (EPHE), Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple), Jinhua Jia (Hong Kong Poly U), Bruce Rusk (UBC), Barend ter Haar (Oxford).
The Knowledge Mobilization Committee works with four divisions: for database, virtual exhibition, publication, and undergraduate education and educational outreach respectively.
KMC Members: Christina Laffin (UBC), Ann Heirman (Ghent), Jinhua Chen (UBC), Amanda Goodman (Toronto). Fuyubi Nakamura and Vincent Goossaert are consultants to the committee.
Database Management: Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple), Bruce Rusk (UBC), Bhikshu Huimin (DILA), Masahiro Shimoda (Tokyo), Jiang Wu (Arizona)
Exhibitions: Fuyubi Nakamura (UBC), Diana Freundl (VAG), Christina Laffin (UBC), Bruce Rusk (UBC)
Publications: Zihua Qin (Zhongxi), Albert Hoffstadt (Brill), Yinggang Sun (Zhejiang), Jinhua Chen (UBC)
Undergraduate Education: Susan Andrews (Mt Allison), Amanda Goodman (Toronto), George Keyworth (Saskatchewan)