Visiting Scholars, 2009-10

Gao Jixi 高继习 is the Director of Archaeology at the Ji'nan Municipal Institute of Archaeology and a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Chinese Studies, 2009-10. While at UCLA, Mr. Gao is conducting research on "Unveiling the Historical Materiality of Religious Images," which focuses on Buddhist sculptures recent unearthed in the city of Ji'nan. Mr. Gao's visit to UCLA has been made possible by a fellowship from the Luce/ACLS Initiative on East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History.


Glenn D. Tiffert is a doctoral candidate in History at the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation historicizes PRC legal reform initiatives between 1949 and 1957 against the backdrop of local legal culture, modernization, and mid-century trends in Chinese social and intellectual history.


Calla Wiemer (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin), is a consultant to the Asian Development Bank. She has been an observer of the Chinese economy since studying at Nanjing University in 1981-82. Dr. Wiemer was Associate Professor of Econmics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1984-97), and a Visiting Associate Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Among her publications is an edited volume (with Cao Heping), Asian Economic Cooperation in the New Millennium: China's Economic Presence (World Scientific, 2004). Her current projects include studying Chinese savings behavior, writing a macroeconomics textbook for emerging Asia, and advising on economic corridor development in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region.


Zhang Li 张莉 is a Ph.D. candidate in archaeology at Peking University. She is conducting research on the formation of the state in early China.