Ling Han

About Ling Han
  • Research Fellow, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
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Dr. Ling Han was trained as a sociologist interested in gender, emotions, entrepreneurship, and social innovation in contemporary Asian societies. At ACSEP, she leads new research initiatives to compare the institutions, organizations, and actors that drive social innovation education and social entrepreneurship in the global context. She also co-leads a cross-national collaboration project to create a social innovation knowledge sharing platform and works to build a database of social entrepreneurs and business for good in Asia.

Before joining ACSEP, she was a postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. She has extensive collaboration experiences with nonprofit organizations and foundations in China. She has had several workshops on strategies for social impact for Chinese nonprofit and corporate leaders. Her scholarly work includes a book manuscript that examines the unintended consequences of contemporary Chinese local governance reform through the lens of the professionalization of community service provision and the role of emotions. She also writes about civic engagement in the U. S. Chinese immigrant community and has published works on how disasters, transnational ties, religious orientation, and gender influence voluntarism.


A Comparative Perspective on Leveraging Social Innovation in Education

28 Jun 2019

Register Social innovation has become an emergent field to transform education worldwide. While more innovations in these programs are evident at Asian institutes, the structure of education has not kept pace with the greater demand for a future generation of…Read More

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