Visiting Scholars

Persons with significant academic, literary or artistic qualifications whose work may benefit from a residency at the David Lam Centre may apply for this non-stipendiary status. The position provides SFU affiliation, use of the SFU Library, network access, and shared office space. Visiting scholars must have a primary SFU faculty contact. To find an SFU faculty member please consult the Directory of Asia-Related Research at SFU on this site.

Visiting scholars are expected to participate in the SFU academic community and, where relevant, in wider community activities by attending lectures, workshops and colloquia, and presenting original research. Appointments are for a maximum of one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a two-page research proposal, and evidence of agreement of the primary faculty contact to


Wu Xueli [吴雪丽]
Southwest University of Nationality

Wu is doing her research on the current situation of Chinese contemporary minority literature writing and research. During her visit, she will further explore works concerning minority literature topics, study on the condition of Chinese minority literature translation  and how it is viewed overseas.  

Primary SFU faculty contact: Shuyu Kong, Professor, Department of Humanities

Xiong Jianmin
Fujian International Business and Economic College

Xiong's research interest has initially focused on the literary translation; now he is shifting to literature and intercultural communication in order to extend his knowledge of translation from another perspective.

Primary SFU faculty contact: Melek Ortabasi, Associate Professor, World Literature Program, Department of Humanities

Yang Zilu [杨子路]
Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Yang specializes in the religious thoughts and history of Chinese philosophy. He will study Daoist rituals from the perspective of anthropology and will aim to bring back some new ideas to the Daoist study in China during and after his stay at SFU.

Primary SFU faculty contact: Paul Crowe, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities

Past Scholars