Chinese Studies

Chen Hailian, M.A.

Chen Hailian received her Bachelor of Engineering Degree at the Civil Engineering Department of Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2005, and her Master’s Degree in History at the Institute for History of Science and Technology & Ancient Texts of Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2008.
With the focus on history of mining and transportation as well as copper administration during the Qing period, her Master thesis is entitled “A Study of Mint Copper Transportation System in Yunnan During the Qing Dynasty”.
Since October 2008, she is working as a research fellow for Project 5 (Vogel/Chen) within the DFG Research Group Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900 (MMF) at the Seminar for Chinese and Korean Studies in Tuebingen University.
She is presently working on her PhD thesis “The Zinc Administration in Southwest China, 1700-1850: Institutional, Economic and Social Case Studies”, and coordinates the work of the Mint Metal Transportation Database group within the MMF-research group, concerning the standardization of entry procedures and data analysis.