2017- Assistant Professor of History and Medical Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2017 Senior Research Fellow, KFG Multiple Secularities, Leipzig University.
2013-17 Post-doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
2013– Centre Associate, China Centre for Health and Humanities, University College London.
2012 Visiting PhD Student. Needham Research Institute, Cambridge.
2009-10 Junior Visiting Scholar. Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica,
2009 Visiting PhD Student. Needham Research Institute, Cambridge.
2004-5 Centre Associate. Asian Studies Centre, University of Pittsburgh.
1999 Field Acupuncturist. TCM Mobile Clinic for Earthquake Relief, Nantou, Taiwan.
2017- Vice-President, International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM).
2017- Associate Coordinator, DHAsia
2009-17 Treasurer, IASTAM
Founder and Moderator, Daoist Studies
Co-Founder and Moderator, Digital Sinology
2013 PhD, Medical History. University College London, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine. Supervisors: Vivienne Lo, Timothy Barrett, Antonello Palumbo. Examiners: Stephen Bokenkamp, Catherine Despeux.
Dissertation: Daoists and Doctors – The role of medicine in Six Dynasties Shangqing Daoism. 324 pp.
2006 MA, Chinese Religions. PhD coursework in Religious Studies. Indiana University, Bloomington. Depts. of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Religious Studies.
Thesis: Cultivating Body, Cultivating Self: A textual history and critical translation of the Tang dynasty Yangxing yanming lu 養性延命錄 (Records of Cultivating Nature and Extending Life), xiii, 231 pp.
1998 Diploma, Chinese Medicine. Ruseto College of Oriental Medicine, Boulder, CO.
Acupuncture, Herbs, Massage and Dietetics.
1994 BA Hons, Philosophy and English. University of East Anglia.
2015 Zhu Kezhen Junior Award, International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine.
2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.(Declined)
2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore (Declined)
2010 PhD Dissertation Fellowship, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.
2007 PhD Studentship, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL.
2007 Language Training Fellowship, Taiwan Ministry of Education.
2003 Language Training, Big Ten CIC Foreign Language Enhancement Program.
2002 McNutt Fellowship (3 years), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
2001 Nanjing Immersion Scholarship, Hopkins-Nanjing Centre, Nanjing, China.
1996 Scholarship, Ruseto College of Chinese Medicine, Boulder, CO.
2016 Digital Project Funding. Mapping Historical Drugs across Asia.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Dept. III.
2016 Workshop Grant: Sacred Cures: Situating Medicine and Religion across Asia.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Dept. III.
2014 Workshop Grant. Unusual Lives: Historicizing Life as a Problem of Knowledge. Berlin Centre for the History of Knowledge.
2009 Various Conference Grants. History of Medicine in Motion Workshop. Wellcome Trust; Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine; Apple Computers.
2008 Various Conference Grants. History of Medicine Research Student Conference. Arts and Humanities Research Council; Wellcome Trust; Royal Historical Society.
Invited Talks, Keynotes, Public Lectures
2017 Meta-Data Matters: Using Docusky to Research Medicine and Religion. National Taiwan University.
2017 Negotiating Practice: Medicine and Religion in Early Imperial China. Cheng Kung University.
2017 Chinese Medical Humanities in a Global Perspective. Inaugural Lecture, Medical Humanities Cluster, Penn State University at Abington.
2017 Visualisaing the Distribution of Medical Knowledge Across Large Corpora, Intertwined Worlds: 10th Annual Symposium of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Library.
2017 Digital Humanities and Chinese Religion, Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr-Universtät Bochum.
2017 New Digital and Critical Tools for the History of Medicine and Religion in China; Wellcome Library History of Premodern Medicine Seminar Series, London.
2016 Digital Tools for Situating Medical Knowledge in Medieval Chinese Religious Texts 醫學知識如何情境與宗教文獻的數位研究 (in Chinese), Dharma Drum Institute for Liberal Arts, Taipei.
2016 Digital Methods for Situating Medical Knowledge in Medieval Chinese Texts 情境 化中古中國宗教文獻中的醫學知識及其數位研究方法 (in Chinese), Furen University, Taipei.
2016 How Daoist is Chinese Medicine? TCM Kongress, Rothenburg.
2016 Daoism and Chinese Medicine. Societas Medicinae Sinense, Munich.
2015 Situating Medicine and Religion in Early Imperial China: Critical Concepts and new Digital Methods. Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, Taipei.
2015 Situating Medicine and Religion in Early Imperial China: Critical Concepts and new Digital Methods. Cheng-Chih University Department of Religion, Taipei.
2015 The role of Buddhism in the emergence of religion and medicine in medieval China. Oslo Buddhist Studies Forum, University of Oslo.
2014 Situated Knowing: Charting Medical Diversity in Medieval China. History Department, State University of New York at Buffalo.
2014 Situated Knowing: Charting Medical Diversity in Medieval China. ARGO-EMR Lecture, Anthropology Dept., Oxford University.
2014 Situated Knowing: Charting Medical Diversity in Medieval China. Section for the History of Medicine, Yale University.
2010 從醫療史來省思宗教史：以《真誥》為中心考察. In Chinese. Dept. of Religious Studies, Cheng-chih University, Taipei.
2009 Shangqing 上清 interpretations of local materia medica in the Six Dynasties. Text
Reading, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge.
2005 Drugs, Visions, and Millennialism in Early Medieval China: The Poetic apotheosis
of Botanicals and their effect on Private Property. Asian Studies Centre,
University of Pittsburgh.
International Workshops Organised
2017 9th International Conference on Traditional Asian Medicine, Kiel, Germany.
2013 8th International Conference on Traditional Asian Medicine, Sancheong, Korea.
2009 7th International Conference on Traditional Asian Medicine, Thimpu, Bhutan.
Symposia and Workshops Organised
2016 Sacred Cures: Situating Medicine and Religion in Asia. Max Planck Institute
2014 Unusual Lives: Historicizing Life as a Problem of Knowledge, Berlin Centre for the History of Knowledge, Max Planck Institute.
2014 Symposium on Science and Religion in Medieval China, Pennsylvania State University at Abington.
2009 History of Medicine in Motion. University College London.
2008 History of Medicine Research Student Conference, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, London.