ISHEASTM

About

The Society serves, represents, and speaks for scholars of the history of East Asian science, technology, and medicine worldwide. It was founded on 4 August 1990, on the occasion of the Sixth International Conference on the History of Science in China, held in Cambridge, UK. It also constitutes the East Asia Commission of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology – Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST-DHST).

The Society’s activities consist of:

  • organizing a plenary conference every four years, beginning in 2011; the next conference (15th ICHSEA) will take place in Jeongju in 2019;
  • seeking support for conferences and other activities from international organisations;
  • finding means to aid scholars to enter the field;
  • sponsoring publication of refereed research reports and monographs;
  • publishing a journal, East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (currently edited by Hans Ulrich Vogel, University of Tübingen).

Contacts

President: Marta HANSON
Vice-President: Alexei VOLKOV
Secretary: Jiří HUDEČEK
Treasurer: Florence BRETELLE-ESTABLET

Current Board Members

The society is governed by a Board, whose membership is currently as follows:

President:
Marta HANSON
Associate Professor,
Department of the History of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Vice-President:
Alexei VOLKOV
Associate Professor,
National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Secretary:
Jiří HUDEČEK
Research Fellow
Department of East Asia, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Treasurer:
Florence BRETELLE-ESTABLET
Researcher, SPHERE team (UMR 7219, CNRS & Université Paris Diderot),
Paris, France.

Journal Editor:
Hans Ulrich VOGEL
Professor, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Chair of the LOC for 15 ICHSEA (Jeonju, Republic of Korea 2019):
SHIN Dong Won
Professor, Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea

Note: The term for this board will end in July 2019 after the new board is elected.

Former Board Members  

Former officers are listed in the following order:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Journal Editor, ICHSEA liaison officer

1990-1993
Nathan Sivin, Ke Jun, Christopher Cullen, Georges Métailié, Benjamin A. Elman, Hashimoto Keizo

1993-1996
Nakayama Shigeru, Chen Meidong, Peter Golas, Catherine Jami, Benjamin A. Elman, Kim Yung Sik

1996-1999
Catherine Jami, Sun Xiaochun, Tsukahara Togo, Catherine Despeux, Hans Ulrich Vogel, Alan Chan, Kam Leung

1999-2002
Kim Yung Sik, Han Qi, Bridie Andrews, Annick Guénel, Hans Ulrich Vogel, JiangXiaoyuan

2002-2005
Liu Dun, Bridie Andrews, Michele Thompson, Annick Guénel, Hans Ulrich Vogel, Paul Unschuld

2005-2008
Christopher Cullen, Zhang Baichun, Fan Fa-ti, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, Hans Ulrich Vogel, Marta Hanson

2008-2011
Paul Unschuld, MeiJianjun, Lim Jongtae, Christopher Cullen, Hans Ulrich Vogel, Shi Yunli

2011-2015
Mei Jianjun, Shi Yunli, Jiang-Ping Jeff Chen, Caroline Bodolec, Hans Ulrich Vogel, Catherine Jami