Ma Huidi

Ma Huidi
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
MA Department of Management Science, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences 1993
Current Position: 
A Distinguished Researcher at Center for Leisure Studies, Institute of Chinese Culture; Host Professional Organization on the Leisure Philosophy in China; Membership of Board of Research Committee of Leisure Sociology for International Sociological Association; Senior Fellow and Founding Member of the World Leisure Academy.

She was a senior editor, serving the magazine of "Studies in Dialectics of Nature" for more than 20 years. This magazine focuses on: philosophy of natural, philosophy of science, philosophy of technology and the relationship between science, technology and society from the interdisciplinary perspective for them. More than 30 papers have been published on these fields.

Since 1995,she have been studying leisure phenomenon from an interdisciplinary perspective. As early as 2000-2004 years, completed the projects of The Development of Leisure Industry and the Societal Support System for It, funded by Funding of National Soft Science(2000-2004); Free Time: A Survey Study on the Current State of the Cultural and Spiritual Life of the Chinese Public", a key project funded by the Ministry of Culture(2001-2004); Approaches to Improving the Quality of the Cultural Life of Residents in China's Urban Communities, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology(2002-2004); Others: the Project of Research the relationships between Leisure and philosophy, science and Art, Funded by Chinese Association of Science and Technology (2009); The All-China Women's Federation 3rd Survey on Women's Social Status by Major Fund Project of National Social Science, 2010-2014 and so on.

Representative Works

Traditional Chinese Leisure Culture and Economic Development——A Conflict of Forces, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (English), ISBN 978-1-137-59660-4; Freedom and Aesthetic: the Two Wings of the Leisure (Philosophy Essay), Culture and Art Press House (Chinese),2014; Yu Guangyuan and Ma Huidi’s Dialogue over a Decade: Basic Issues of Leisure Studies. Chongqing University Press(Chinese), 2008; Leisure, Play and Majiang, Culture and Art Press House(Chinese), 2006; Toward a Leisure Economy with Humanistic Concerns, China Economy Press(Chinese),2004; Survey Studies of the State of Leisure Life among the Chinese Public (Chinese), China Economy Press, 2004; Leisure: The Making of a Beautiful Home for the Human Spirit, China Economy Press(Chinese), 2004; Editor in chief of The Annual Report of China's Leisure Studies, from 2008 to 2016. More than 200 papers have been published as well as translated and introduced books from American scholars to China.