Research focus lies on linguistic research on Dunhuang manuscripts in a historical perspective. Using the treasure house of the Dunhuang documents in languages such as Tibetan, Khotan, Uighur, Chinese and others as an access point, he tries to describe a realistic image of how language has been used in the vicinity of Dunhuang, as well as in Central and East Asia.
Dr. Ching-Chun Hsieh established the Computing facilities and the campus network for Academia Sinica, and developed the Chinese Language Full-text Processing capability for Sinology Studies, such as the 25 Dynastic Database. He has also been crucial in the preparation and establishment of the National Digital Archive Program, which is a National project aimed at providing a comprehensive digital archive of the Chinese cultural heritage.
Dr. Hsieh Ying-chun's main interest lays in communcications research, especially the dissemination of information related to scientific research and developments. She has also been working towards adapting markup technology to research in the field of Journalism and in the news publication and archivation process.
His main research interests are Geography, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. He has participated in the construction of a knowledgebase of Earthquakes in Taiwan and is currently leading a team at Academia Sinica, that is developing a Historical GIS System for China.
He received his PhD. in linguistics from Cornell in 1987. He directed or co-directed the construction of many Chinese language ressources and archives, including Sinica Corpus, Academia Sinica Corpus of Early Mandarin and most recently the Academica Sinica Bilingual Ontological Wordnet. His current research interests are in lexical semantics and language archives.
Research interests are History of Chinese thought, especially Buddhism and Humanities Computing. He contributed to the ZenBase CD1 and more recently to the CBETA Chinese Buddhist Tripitaka; currently he is occupied with the "Knowledgebase of Tang Civilization".