National Centre for Scientific Research CNRS (France)
Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). After graduating from University of Paris 7 (1974) and Peking University (1974-77), Dr. Gipouloux served as deputy trade commissioner of the French Embassy in Beijing (1983-86) and as researcher of the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo (1990-94). Until recently, he was research director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong (1997-2001).
His current research focuses on the spatial effects of foreign direct investment in China and on the formation of a Mediterranean Sea in East Asia.
National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)
Antonio Ibarra is Full Professor at the School of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and member of GECEM. Dr. Ibarra is National Researcher, Level II, at the National System for Researchers in Mexico. He was President of the Mexican Association for Economic History between 2005 and 2007.
His research interests include: Economic historiography; Institutions and economic change in Mexico, 18th-20th centuries; Social networks and comercial institutions, 17th-19th centuries; Mexican monetary and fiscal history, 18th-19th centuries; History of the popular political culture of insurgency, 19th century.
His research is Economic History, analysis of fiscal modernization in México and Spanish America, with special emphasis on fiscal federalism.
Michael Shiyung Liu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Dr. Michael Shiyung Liu is Distinguished Professor of The School of Humanity, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and Global Professor, Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
He was Research Fellow of the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan till 2018, specializes in the modern histories of public health and medicine and environmental history in East Asia, and the author of monographies Prescribing Colonization and Katana and Lancet with various articles.
Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences (China)
Prof. Li Qingxin is the director of History Institute of Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences, the director of Center for Guangdong Maritime History Studies and the editor of Studies of Maritime History.
His research focuses on the Chinese Maritime history, the history of Sino-Foreign relations and the regional history of South China. He is currently researching the overseas Chinese and the Vietnam society in the 17th-18th century, the social and economic history of the seaside world (from South China to Vietnam) and Guangdong maritime history.
Xiaohua Shi is the head of IT support in the Library at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). His research interest lies on digital humanities, social network analysis, machine learning and computer intelligence technology. He received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the SJTU; and his master from SJTU majored in library science.
Her main research focuses on the (broad) economic history of the Spanish Empire in Asia and America and the global history of the Early Modern period. Alejandra is particularly interested in placing Early Modern Latin America in global reciprocal comparisons with Asia, Europe and the rest of the New World.