Operating Guideline for the Committee for the Promotion of Ming-Qing Studies:
1. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Academia Sinica currently employs research personnel specialized in various aspects of the Ming–Qing dynasties. To actively consolidate the human resources and to promote research, the Committee for Promotion of Ming-Qing Studies was established (hereafter referred to as the Committee).
2. The Committee is composed of 11 members, including ex-officio and appointed members. The committee members are appointed by the President of Academia Sinica. The four ex-officio members are assumed by the directors of the Institute of History and Philology, Institute of Modern History, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, and Institute of Taiwan History. The seven appointed members are selected from existing research fellows at Academia Sinica. The term of the committee appointments is 2 years; however, the ex-officio members may be replaced in the event of a change in directorship.
3. The convener of the Committee is assumed rotationally by the directors of the Institute of History and Philology, Institute of Modern History, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, and Institute of Taiwan History. The convener is responsible for holding meetings and coordinating committee affairs, with the 2-year term of his or her service.
4. An Executive Secretary to the Committee will be selected by the convener from the appointed members of the Committee to assist with committee affairs.
5. The routine operation of the Committee includes the maintenance and update of the website, organization of lectures and workshops, and occasional arrangement of academic seminars. The Institute with which the convener is affiliated shall submit applications to Academia Sinica for the required funding. Funding for the Committee shall come from Academia Sinica’s budget on the “Development of New Domains and the Improvement of Research Environment for Humanities and Social Sciences”.
6. In addition to promoting relevant research activities within Academia Sinica, the Committee is responsible for promoting cooperation and exchange with other domestic and foreign academic institutions.
7. This Guideline is formulated by the Committee and has been approved and filed by the President. Any future amendments shall follow the same procedures.
Approved in the First Committee Meeting on July 1, 2009
Revised in the Fourth Committee Meeting on February 1, 2011
Revised in the Fifth Committee Meeting on November 30, 2011
Revised in the First Committee Meeting on November 15, 2017