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Universitätsstr. 134
3rd Floor
D-44799 Bochum, Germany

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Faculty of East Asian Studies
Department for History of China
Uni 134 (3.12)
44799 Bochum
Germany

Contact

Prof. Dr. Moll-Murata
E-mail: Christine.Moll-Murata@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Consultation hour: By arrangement
Universitätsstrasse 134, Room 3.13



Administration

Cristina Maurillo, B.A.
cristina.maurillo@rub.de
Universitätsstraße 134, Room 2.13
Office hours: 8–16 Uhr

Phone +49 (0)234 32-21855
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14747


Faculty



Dr. Susanne Stein

Research Fellow



CONTACT

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
Geschichte Chinas
Universitätsstr. 134
44801 Bochum

Office: 3.23
Tel.: +49-234-32-26254
Email: Susanne.Stein@rub.de


CONSULTATION HOURS

By appointment.


SHORT BIO
  • M.A., Chinese Studies and Eastern European/Russian History, University of Tuebingen (1999)
  • Dr. phil., Chinese Studies, University of Tuebingen (2009)
    2011-2015 postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Frankfurt and Tuebingen, focusing on the ecological degradation and rehabilitation of China’s northwestern dryland systems with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Science Foundation (DFG); 2015-2016 Gerda Henkel Scholar, research project on the reclamation and transformation of China’s Inner Asian Drylands from the 1950s to the present; 2017-2018 project coordinator at Academic Confucius Institute Goettingen. Since January 2019 research fellow at the Department of Chinese History, Ruhr University Bochum.


RESEARCH AREAS
  • History of Modern and Contemporary China
  • Urban planning and social engineering in the PRC
  • Chinese Environmental History (20th century)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOK
Von der Konsumenten- zur Produktionsstadt. Aufbauvisionen und Städtebau im Neuen China, 1949–1957 [From Consumer to Producer City: Visions of Reconstruction und Urban Planning in New China, 1949–1957], Muenchen: Oldenbourg, 2010.


EDITED VOLUME
(with Klaus Gestwa) Special Issue “Gone With the Wind. Dust Storms and the Globalisation of Anti-Wind Erosion Measures in the Twentieth Century”, Global Environment Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015.


JOURNAL ARTICLES
Coping with the World’s Biggest Dust Bowl. Towards a History of China’s Forest Shelterbelts, 1950s-Present, in: Global Environment 2/2015, 320–48.

Von Schwarzen Stürmen und Gelben Drachen. Sand- und Staubstürme in der Volksrepublik China zwischen Expertendiskurs und Alltagswissen, 1977–2011 [Of Black Blizzards and Yellow Dragons. Expert and Everyday Knowledge on Sand and Dust Storms in the PRC, 1977–2011], in: Geographische Revue 2/2012, 90–108.

Ein Wald rauchender Fabrikschornsteine. Rückblicke auf die chinesische ‚Produktionsstadt‘ der 1950er Jahre [A Forest of Smokestacks. The Chinese ‘Producer City’ of the 1950s in Retrospect], in: Informationen zur modernen Stadtgeschichte 1/2012, 69–86.

Neues China – neue Städte – neue Gesellschaft. Aufbau in wechselseitiger Perspektive [New China – New Cities – New Society. Reconstruction from Mutual Perspectives], in: Forum Stadt 4/2011, 371–388.


BOOK CHAPTERS
Between ‘Self-Sovietization’ and Soviet Assistance: Bourgeois Specialists, Soviet Manuals and the Development of Urban Planning and Design in China, 1950s–1960s, in: Christoph Bernhardt, Monika Motylinska, Andreas Butter (eds), Exporting Socialism Making Business (forthcoming).

(with Heike Hartmann) Land Use Strategies in China’s Northern Regions: Soil Conservation, Afforestation, Water Resource Management, in: Eva Sternfeld (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China. London/New York: Routledge, 2017, 144–160.

Chinas andere ‚Große Mauer‘. Zur Raumkonstitution durch Schutzwaldpflanzungen seit den 1950er Jahren [China’s Second ‘Great Wall’. Constituting Spaces through Forest Shelterbelts], in: Roland Altenburger, Esther Bentmann (eds), Raum und Grenze in den China-Studien [Space and Boundary in Chinese Studies], Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016, 157–180.

(with Johannes Küchler) Der Große Nordwesten und der chinesische Staat. Raumkonzeptionen und Strategien der Raumtransformation [The Great Northwest and the Chinese State. Spatial imageries and space-transforming strategies], in: Roland Altenburger, Esther Bentmann (eds), Raum und Grenze in den China-Studien [Space and Boundary in Chinese Studies], Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016, 107–120.

„Wir haben nur etwas mehr als zwei Jahre gebraucht…“. Die Umgestaltung Changchuns zur ersten ‚Autostadt‘ des Neuen China, 1953-1956 [“It took us only just over two years…” The Reconstruction of Changchun into the First Automobile City of ‘New China’, 1953–1956], in: Martina Heßler, Günter Riederer (eds), Autostädte im 20. Jahrhundert. Wachstums- und Schrumpfungsprozesse in globaler Perspektive [The Growing and Shrinking of Automobile Cities in the 20th Century. A Global Perspective], Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014, 147–165, 218.

Durch Aufbau zur Neuordnung der Gesellschaft. Städtebauliche Leitbilder in der Volksrepublik China, 1949–1959 [Social Reordering through Reconstruction. General Principles for Urban Planning in the PRC, 1949–1959], in: Thomas Etzemüller (ed.), Die Ordnung der Moderne: Social Engineering im 20. Jahrhundert, Bielefeld: transcript, 2009, 279–299.


REVIEW / TRANSLATION
Review of Jeremy Brown, Matthew D. Johnson (Hrsg.), Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday Life in China’s Era of High Socialism, Cambridge/London: Harvard University Press, 2015, in: International Review of Social History 62/3, 2017, 559–561.

Review of Lü Junhua, Peter G. Rowe, Zhang Jie (eds), Modern Urban Housing in China 1840–2000 (Muenchen: Prestel, 2001), in: Raumforschung und Raumordnung 5–6/2001, 470–472.

Chinese – German Translation of Chu Xiaoquan, Zwei Goldene Zeitalter Chinas [The Two Golden Ages of China], in: Lettre International 48/2000, 56–61.