Jin Guantao has been the chair professor in the Department of Chinese Literature in National ChengChi University, Taiwan （台湾国立政治大学） since 2008. Prof. Jin was the Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies in the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1989 to 2008, when he built ‘the Database for the Study of Modern Chinese Thought (1830-1930)’ with Prof Liu Qingfeng.
Both Prof. Jin and Prof Liu are the living legendary couple in the contemporary Chinese academia. They are basically inseparable. You google one of them, and you always find another. Both were from the mainland China, born and grew up in the communist China of late 40s. It is interesting to mention that both of them were trained as scientists in their early life, Jin studied chemistry while Liu studied physics in the Beijing University. During the Cultural Revolution, however, they became interested in humanities and social sciences and therefore published a series of work ranging from history to literature.
- Jin, Guantao and Chen, Fangzheng. From Youthful Manuscripts to River Elegy: The Chinese Popular Cultural Movement and Political Transformation 1979-1989. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1997.
- Jin, Guantao, et al. “Some Chances and Challenges in Applying Language Technologies to Historical Studies in Chinese.” International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing. (1-2), (2012): 27-46.
- Jin, Guantao (2001). ‘Interpreting Modern Chines History through the Theory of Ultrastable Systems’. Trans. Gloria Davies. Voicing Concerns: Contemporary Chinese Critical Inquiry. Gloria Davies. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001. 157–83.