Volume 9 Issue 9 - July 24, 2009
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Yungnane Yang
Introduction to the Public Policy Forum
Hsien-te Lin
Behind the City Light Gallery
Article Digest
Shelley Ching-yu Hsieh
Embodiment in German: Animal and Plant Expressions
Chuh-Yung Chen
Simple and fast fabrication of polymer template-Ru composite as a catalyst for hydrogen generation from alkaline NaBH4 solution
Tong-Yee Lee
Self-Animating Images: Illusory Motion Using Repeated Asymmetric Patterns
Article Digest
Yei-Chin Chao
A comprehensive study of two interactive parallel premixed methane flames on lean combustion
News Release
NCKU Students' Volunteer Service Trip to Hualien
Banyan Forum
Editorial Group
Introduction to the Public Policy Forum
Yungnane Yang

Associate Dean and Professor of the College of Social Sciences, National Cheng Kung University

The Public Policy Forum was initiated with support from Vice President for Research and Development, Prof. Yonhua Tzeng, in the Banyan Research Express @NCKU, a weekly online bilingual newsletter advocated by President Michael Ming-Chiao Lai. But, what are the meanings of public policy forum? Public policy is defined as any activity related to public affairs, governments, and citizens. Therefore, public policy forum is a platform for discussing public affair issues in the Banyan Research Express@NCKU. We have already had many faculty and research fellows concerning different public policy issues. The purpose of the forum is to provide faculty and students with opportunities of interactions among different disciplines in discussing public affairs. Therefore, it is to attract faculty, staff, students, and alumni to be involved in public affairs dialogues in NCKU. One of university's major responsibilities is to have contributions to public interests and/or public affairs. We welcome any public policy issues to be discussed here and would like to have suggestions for the forum.

Introduction to Dr. Yungnane Yang

Dr. Yungnane Yang is currently the Associate Dean and Professor of the College of Social Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He earned Ph.D. of Public Administration in 1994 from the University of Southern California in the U.S. His main fields include organizational behavior, human resources, and public policy. He served as Chair and rofessor in the Department of Administrative Management at Police University from 2001 to 2006 in Taiwan. And he was invited to be a visiting professor in Kyoto University, Japan, in 2005. His current research interests include environmental policy and governance, police management, and disaster management.
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