MemberYuHao Peng

…National Chengchi University, Taiwan…
…I am currently studying the Masters program of Middle East and Central Asian studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. Before that I received my BA degree in Turkish language and culture from the same university. From Sept. 2018 to June 2019, I studied as an exchange student at Ankara University, Turkey, where I took courses related to Middle Eastern history as well as old Turkish language such as Ottoman and Old Anatolian Turkish.


MemberKuan-Wei Wu

…PhD Student, Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany. (2020-)

Visiting Student, Excellent Cluster of Normative Orders, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (2015)

Master of Arts, Institute of Development Studies, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. (2012)

Bachelor of Science, Department of Psychology, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. (2005)…

a freelance writer and wandering spirit in Taiwan and abroad. He consumes all types of knowledge, from sociology and political science to anthropology and philosophy, in none of which is he an expert. Now, being a good storyteller for the unspoken is one of his ideals.

MemberMegan Beckerich

…University of Chicago

Master of Arts, Masters of Arts Program in the Humanities; Two Year Language Program, 2017-2019

Northern Kentucky University

  Bachelor of Arts, International Studies (Summa Cum Laude), 2016
·      Minor areas of study: Japanese, Chinese, and Ancient Civilization Studies
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
International Summer School Participant, 2016
Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan
International Summer School Participant, 2015

I am a current MA student at the University of Chicago in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. I completed by thesis in 2018, and am continuing my Japanese language education. My thesis discussed censorship and gendered supernatural bodies in early Meiji period Japanese prints, and the influence of globalization and modernization had on the perception of such images. My interests include folklore, censorship in art, print history, Japan studies, and material culture studies. I have served on a student curatorial committee at the University of Chicago, contributing two labels to a small exhibit on the prints of Felix Buhot. Currently I am interning at the Cincinnati Art Museum as a Photography Conservation and Curation Intern. My main projects are working with Meiji period ambrotypes, and cyanotypes from the William Howard Taft diplomatic mission to Asia in 1905.