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Prof. Rey Sheng Her


Prof. Rey Sheng Her is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and Columbia University; a research fellow at the University of British Columbia; a professor at the China Philanthropy Institute. After graduated from the University of Southern California with a MA degree in Communication Management, he continued his study at Peking University and completed his PhD there. He has been invited many times to deliver speeches at prestigious universities worldwide, such as Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Peking University, Renmin University of China and the University of Hong Kong. In 2011, he gave a talk on "The Tzu Chi foundation's Idea and Method of Disaster Relief" at Harvard Business School.


He has actively participated in international relief many times, for instance, 2015 Nepal earthquake, 2009 Taiwan Typhoon Morakot, 08.01 Taiwan Kaohsiung gas explosion, 2004 South Asian tsunami, 2013 Philippines Typhoon Haiyan, 2008 Sichuan Earthquake and 06.27 Taiwan Baxian dust explosion.


He has published many books: The Moment of Inspiration: My Interpretation of Tzu Chi Philosophy, Constructive Journalism, A study of altruism philosophy of Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Great Love for Syrian Refugees. He has also edited books such as The Universal Value of Tzu Chi TempleA Dialogue between Environment and Religion. He has made a documentary about the history of bone marrow transplantation – The Great Love as Running Water – which was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary in Asia and Africa.


Current Positions

  2003 — PRESENT
  Director of the Department of Humanity Development, Tzu Chi Foundation 
  Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tzu Chi University 
  Participant-Faculty, From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions, led by the University of British Columbia, Canada
  Director of Humanity Communications Office of Tzu Chi Medical Foundation
  Chief Editor of the Tzu Chi Medical & Nursing Care Journal 
  Spokesperson, Tzu Chi Foundation

  2018 — 2019 
  Visiting Professorship, University of Cambridge 
  Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford 
  Visiting Professorship, Columbia University in the City of New York 
  Visiting Research Fellow, University of British Columbia 
  Professor, China Philanthropy Research Institute