PhD (University of California, San Diego)
MA (National Tsing Hua University)
BA (University of California, Berkeley)
Gender and Work
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Digital Transformation
Women under Algorithm
NGOs and Nonprofit Organizations
Ling Han is an is an Assistant Professor in Gender Studies Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a sociologist researching on the intersection of gender, technology, and social innovation. She obtained her PhD from the University of California, San Diego and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) to research and manage the China Social Innovation Program. She got her BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and MA in China Studies and Sociology from Tsinghua University (Taiwan). Prior to joining CUHK, she was a Research Fellow at the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), helming the research thrust on social innovation & social entrepreneurship at the National University of Singapore Business School and also worked as a researcher for Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). She leads research initiatives to compare the institutions, organizations, and actors that drive social innovation education and social entrepreneurship in Asia. She also co-leads the global comparative project on the Civic Life of Cities Lab-Singapore with Stanford University and INSEAD. She has extensive collaboration experiences with foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporate philanthropies, and impact investors in China and Southeast Asia. She serves as an academic advisor and a regular contributor for Stanford Social Innovation Review China (斯坦福社会创新评论).
2021. Ling Han, Chengpang Lee, and Gracia Jieyi Lee. “Caught between State and Motherhood: The Public Image of Female Entrepreneurs in Singapore.” Asian Women 37(2):35–60.
2021. Han, Ling. “Alternative Media and the Queer Feminist Community: The Lesbian Print Magazine in China.” Journal of Homosexuality (epub ahead of print)
2021. Pratono, Aluisius Hery, and Ling Han. “From Family Business Orientation to Organisational Citizenship Behaviour: Prosocial Behaviour in Family Business Performance.” Journal of Family Business Management (epub ahead of print).
2021. Lee, Chengpang, and Ling Han. “Taiwanese Buddhism and Environmentalism: A Mixed Method Study.” Review of Religion and Chinese Society 1(aop):1–26.
2020. Han, Ling and Yifei Xu. “Leveraging Intermediaries to Maximise Corporate Social Impact: NPI (Enpai).” [Case Study] Asian Venture Philanthropy Network.
2020 Han, Ling. “University Social Innovation: Social Impact Education in Top Global Universities. A White Paper.” ACSEP Technical Report Series. Singapore: ACSEP, NUS Business School (ISBN: 978-981-14-4251-3).
2020. Lee, Chengpang, and Ling Han. “Becoming INGO: A Case Study on Taiwan’s Tzu-Chi in the United States.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 31(6):1201–11.
2020. Pratono, Aluisius Hery, Delta Ardy Prima, Nur Flora Nita Tarulis Sinaga, Anggraeni Permatasari, Mintari Ariani, and Ling Han. “Crowdfunding in Digital Humanities: Some Evidence from Indonesian Social Enterprises.” Aslib Journal of Information Management 72(2): 287-303.
2019. Han, Ling and Chengpang Lee. “Nudity, feminists, and Chinese online censorship: A case study on the anti-domestic violence campaign on SinaWeibo.” China Information 33(3): 257-273.
2019. Han, Ling, Swee-Sum Lam, and Joanna, Hioe. “Grassroots Philanthropy in Singapore in the New Millennium.” Philanthropy in Asia: Working paper No.7. Singapore: ACSEP, NUS Business School (ISBN: 978-981-14-2174-7).
Han, Ling and Swee-Sum Lam. 2019. “Creating a Vibrant Social Innovation Ecosystem.” Special Issue on Business for Good in Asia. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Spring.
2016. Lee, Chengpang and Ling Han. “Faith-Based Organization and Transnational Voluntarism in China: A Case Study of the Malaysia Airline MH370 Incident.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 27(5): 2353-2373.
2016. Lee, Chengpang and Ling Han. “Mother and Moral Activist: Two Models of Woman’s Social Engagement in Contemporary Taiwanese Buddhism.” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emerging Religion 19(3):54-77.
2015. Lee, Chengpang and Ling Han. “Recycling Bodhisattva: The Tzu-Chi Movement’s Response to Global Climate Change.” Social Compass 62(3):311-325.
2012. Wang, Xiaofang, Jessie L. Norris, Yingjie Liu, Sten H. Vermund, Han-Zhu Qian, Ling Han, and Ning Wang. 2012. “Risk Behaviors for Reproductive Tract Infection in Women Who Have Sex with Women in Beijing, China.” PLOS One 7(7):1-6.
Co-I, “Civic Life of Cities: The Co-Evolution of the Nonprofit and Business Sector in Singapore” (Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and INSEAD) (2019-2023)
PI, “University Social Innovation Research Initiatives and Business for Good in Asia.” (Enlight Foundation and Leping Foundation Research Fund, National University of Singapore Business School) (2018-2020)