Professor I-Chun Fan

Professor I-Chun Fan received his doctorate at Stanford University and his researches in the recent three decades explore China’s trade from the nineteenth and twentieth centurires to the pre-modern period (Ming-Qing dynasties). Due to this research switch, he moved from the Institute of Modern History to the Institue of History and Philology.

Since 1989, Fan initiated the GISystem team at Academia Sinica and gradually expanded it to the Center for Geographic Information Science. This development successfully bridges GIS and history and the Center has become one of the world leading humanites GIS research team.