2017 7th International Conference on Humanities, Society and Culture

November 2-4, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Dr.Somboon Suksamran
Faculty of Political Science, College of Government, Rangsit University, Thailand


Somboon Suksamran is a Professor of Political Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Sociology from the University of Hull. Dr.Somboon is a Founding President of the Naresuan University (1991-1992). Additionally, he is a former governor of three provinces, Karbi (1997-1998); Mukdahan (1998-1999); and Samut Prakan (1999-2001) respectively. He is currently a Vice President of the Royal Society of Thailand and the Dean of Faculty of Political Science, College of Government, Rangsit University.

His published papers are in the area of political sociology, comparative politics, and political Buddhism. As one of the leading authorities on the relationship between Buddhism and political authority in Thailand, his publications, such as “Political Buddhism in Southeast Asia” (1976); “Buddhism and Politics in Thailand” (1982); “A Buddhist Approach the Development” (1988); and “Buddhism and Political Legitimacy” (1993); are definitely a valuable contribution toward the understanding of Buddhism’s role in the domestic power politics.


Invited Speaker

Prof. Hao CHANG
I-Shou University, Taiwan

Hao CHANG is a graduate of the school of chemistry in Taiwan, with a Masters degree in physics. His doctorate, under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Werner Schuett, was conferred by the Institute of History of Science, at the Technical University of Berlin. He is currently a faculty member of the Center for General Education at I-Shou University (Taiwan). His research interests focus on the history of modern chemistry in China.

Dr. Chang is the Chairman of Committee for History of Science of the Academic Sinica (2017-2019); a member of the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology (2009-2013); and a Council Member of the Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology (2009-2012). He is also on the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of History of Science (2014-2017).

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