The Team

The Team 2019-06-04T07:46:34+00:00

Assoc. Prof. Luecahi Sringernyuang – 勒蔡·席恩源副教授

Dr. Luechai Sringernyuang is the current Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Mahidol University He is a high-profile Medical Anthropologist active in this region. He has been directing his academic attention towards marginalized societies, both in Thailand and beyond, for decades.

Dr Sringernyuang has published in several Thai science journals and has served as the principle investigator for research projects spanning various disciplines – from sociocultural and behavioral aspects of leptospirosis infection to salt consumption and hypertension.

Dr. Yuan De – 元德博士

Dr. Yuan De earned his doctorate degree in religious studies from Mahidol University.  His primary research interests are the cultural and religious aspects of Southeast Asian communities particularly Thai-Chinese communities.  His ongoing research projects include;

  • China Studies in Thailand, Present and Prospect
  • Qiaopi and Thai Chinese Communities
  • Yi-Gor-Hong: A big brother of Teochew Secret Society turned to Gambling G-d in Thailand. This endeavor is in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the University of Malaya in Malaysia and Sun Yat-sen and Hanshan Normal Universities in China

Prof. ZHANG Xizhen – 张锡镇教授

Prof. ZHANG received both his master’s and doctorate degrees from the Department of International Politics, Peking University and serves as a Professor of International Relations at the School of International Studies at Peking University where he also holds additional important posts in the Department of International Politics and the Center for East Asian Studies.  His specialty is Southeast Asian studies and international relationships within the Asia-Pacific Region.  He has taught innumerable courses throughout his career both here in Thailand and abroad. An accomplished author he translated the book Government and Politics in Southeast Asia, edited by John Funstan into Chinese. At present he is leading the CCGA research project on “China Studies in Thailand: Present and Future”.

Dr. Matthew Kosuta – 马修·库苏达博士

Matthew Kosuta has been a lecturer at the College of Religious Studies (CRS) at Mahidol University since 2006. He received his PhD in sciences des religions from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His academic interests include Theravada Buddhism, religion and politics of Southeast Asia, animism, astrology and divination. Matthew is a former Senior Fellow at the Center for Khmer Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He formally held the positions of Director of the International PhD Program and Vice Dean for International Relations and Research at the College of Religious Studies and was instrumental in establishing the International Graduate Studies program there. He is presently working as an external research fellow for the CCGA on the Spread and Influence of Chinese Buddhism Across Southeast Asia.

Mr. Fred Prager – 弗雷德·普拉格

Volunteer English Instructor and Editor

TEFL Certified, Mr. Prager has taught in various government and private schools for over a decade.  An avid photographer he enjoys spending time in out of the way places seeking out new adventures. A student of Thai culture and Buddhism he has volunteered with the Thai Fine Arts Department and the National Museums in Bangkok and Ban Chiang. He volunteers where, and when, needed to assist the CCGA in various teaching and administrative areas.

Mr. Philip Wood – 菲利普·伍德

Mr. Wood relocated to Thailand 21 years ago after working at the University of London as an instructor in the Biological Sciences department. . He has a BA in English (Honors) and holds a TEFL certification aimed towards young Asian learners. Currently working part time at Mahidol he also teaches English at a local language school. His hobbies include reading, gardening and listening to classical music. He also is an avid musician and plays the saxophone and piano.

Mrs. Kosoom Prasertpunt – 歌宋·巴色本

Khun Kosoom is an experienced administrator who has worked in various departments within the Mahidol University arena. Her dedication, knowledge and caring attitude have earned her the respect of both her colleagues and the students.

Miss HUANG Jingxian – 黄晶娴

Miss HUANG Jingxian, is currently a Ph.D. student of Religion and Development at Mahidol University. She is a bright Chinese-Yao ethnic woman with a desire to preserve her ethnic culture and promote inter-ethnic communication via religion-culture. Currently, she is a volunteer assistant in Public Relations for the Center for China and Globalizing Asia Studies.

Miss HUANG Jingxian – 黄晶娴

Miss HUANG Jingxian, is currently a Ph.D. student of Religion and Development at Mahidol University. She is a bright Chinese-Yao ethnic woman with a desire to preserve her ethnic culture and promote inter-ethnic communication via religion-culture. Currently, she is a volunteer assistant in Public Relations for the Center for China and Globalizing Asia Studies.

Mr. XU Zhenfeng – 徐振峰

Since 2018, Mr. XU Zhenfeng has been the coordinator of Asia-Pacific region for the Center for China and Globalizing Asia Studies. A reliable and sincere individual he has helped to expand the influence of the Center across the region.