China Ports network
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Members of the China Ports network

 

The network consists of academics and practitioners involved in a wide range of activities related to Chinese ports including:

  • China's treaty port history
  • the heritage management and infrastructure of ports and port cities
  • the preservation of underwater cultural heritage in China
  • the legacies of coastal China in the history of transnational immigration, travel and trade.

University of Nottingham members

Jeremy E. Taylor
History

Jon Henderson
Archaeology

Ting Chang
Art History

Julian Henderson
Archaeology

Gethin Roberts
Engineering

Andrew Sowter
Engineering

Kulwant Pawar
Nottingham Business School

 

China-based members

Jiang Bo
Archaeology, CASS

John Carroll
History, University of Hong Kong

Nie Dening
International Relations, Xiamen University

Li Jing
National Underwater Cultural Heritage Preservation Centre, Wuhan

Richard Wesley
Director, HKMM

Feng Yi
Director, Port Museum of China, Ningbo

 

Members at other institutions

Robert Bickers
History, University of Bristol

Hans van de Van
History, University of Cambridge

Shirley Ye
History, University of Birmingham

Isabella Jackson
History, Trinity College Dublin

Maurizio Marinelli
History, University of Sussex

Minghua Zhao
Maritime Science & Engineering, Southampton Solent University

Dongping Song
Management School, Liverpool University

 

 

 

Robert Bickers

History, University of Bristol

 

Jiang Bo

Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

 

John Carroll

History, University of Hong Kong

Raised and educated in Taiwan and Hong Kong, John Carroll is the author of Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong (Harvard University Press, 2005/Hong Kong University Press, 2007) and A Concise History of Hong Kong (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007/Hong Kong University Press, 2007; Chinese translation: Chung Hwa Book Company, 2013), and co-editor of the four-volume Critical Readings on the Modern History of Hong Kong (Brill, 2015). He has also published articles in journals such as Modern Asian Studies, Twentieth-Century China, and China Information. Carroll's research interests include the history of Hong Kong and encounters between China and the West. He is currently completing a book on the British in Canton (Guangzhou) before the Opium War (1839-1842), tentatively entitled Canton Days, and will soon begin a new book project on tourism in post-1949 Hong Kong.

Contact

Professor John M. Carroll, Department of History, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

 

Ting Chang

Art History, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Ting Chang is a specialist of nineteenth-century French painting, collecting, and museum history. Her book Travel, Collecting, and Museums of Asian Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris appeared in 2013. She is currently at work on the history of European sinology, using the Frenchman Henri Cordier (1849-1926) as a point of departure. A peer-reviewed article on Cordier will appear in a special issue titled “Cultural Exchange and Creative Identity: France/Asia in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries” in the journal L’Esprit Créateur in autumn 2016. 

Ting Chang also examines China in the visual culture of Britain in the nineteenth century. She investigates different representational forms including stage design, popular prints and illustrations, photography, the diorama and the panorama. One among many objects of analysis is an optical device called the Egyptian Hall Peepshow (ca. 1859), made in connection with Albert Smith’s live performances of his voyage to China at the Egyptian Hall in London. It was one of many by an international group of image-makers that contributed to the construction of China in spoken and illustrated forms. This work expands her research on the complex meeting of East and West today.

Contact

 

Nie Dening

International Relations, Xiamen University

 

Jon Henderson

Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Jon Henderson is an underwater archaeologist with specific research interests in submerged settlements and the development of innovative underwater archaeology survey techniques. He has extensive experience of directing underwater projects involving monitoring, survey and excavation and has supervised and directed projects in the UK, Poland, Greece, Italy, Malaysia and Jamaica. He is the Director of the Underwater Archaeology Research Centre at the University of Nottingham. He is currently the British Director of the Pavlopetri Underwater Archaeology Project which is investigating the oldest submerged port town in the world through detailed digital underwater archaeological survey and targeted underwater excavation. In 2015 he began a project carrying out a stereo-photogrammetric survey of the infamous 17th century English port of Port Royal, Jamaica, to support the Jamaican government’s application for World Heritage Status. An invitation to lecture in China came from UNESCO and in 2015 he became a Member of UK National Commission for UNESCO expert network. Dr. Henderson is currently the Academic Lead for Maritime Archaeology and Ports for the University of Nottingham China Cultural Visiting Hub. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists and sits on the National Executive of the Nautical Archaeology Society.

Contact

 

Julian Henderson

Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK

 

Isabella Jackson

History, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Isabella Jackson is Assistant Professor in Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin, where she is based in both the Department of History and the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies. Her research focuses on the history of colonialism in China and the global and regional networks that shaped its treaty ports, and she recently co-edited (with Robert Bickers) a volume on Treaty Ports in Modern China: Law, Land and Power (London: Routledge, 2016). Before taking up her current position, she was a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford and then the Helen Bruce Lecturer in Modern East Asian History at the University of Aberdeen. She is preparing a monograph, provisionally entitled Shanghai: Transnational Colonialism in China’s Global City, examining how the Shanghai Municipal Council governed the International Settlement of China’s most important and diverse port city.

Contact

Dr Isabella Jackson, Assistant Professor in Chinese History, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

 

Li Jing

National Underwater Cultural Heritage Preservation Centre, Wuhan

 

Maurizio Marinelli

History, University of Sussex

Dr Maurizio Marinelli joined Sussex University in September 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in East Asian History and then became Co-Director of the Asia Centre, after leaving Australia where he was Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the China Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney. During his career, he also taught East Asian studies in Italy, China, and the United States. Between 2005 and 2010, he was Senior Lecturer in East Asian studies and Director of the Worldwide University Network-China at the University of Bristol. In 2008, when he was at Bristol, he and his colleagues Robert Bickers and Nicola Cooper were awarded an ESRC grant for the 3 year project “Colonialism in comparative perspective: Tianjin under nine flags, 1860-1949” (£660,000). From May 2016 he will be a Visiting Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Global Prosperity, The Bartlett, University College of London. 

Director of Sussex China Exchange; Co-Director of Sussex Asian Studies Centre; Senior Lecturer in East Asian History, HAHP

Contact

Dr Maurizio Marinelli , Arts 164, University of SussexFalmer, Brighton BN1 9SL

 

Kulwant Pawar

Nottingham Business School

Professor Pawar holds a chair in Operations Management at the University of Nottingham UK and China and is the Director of the Centre for Concurrent Enterprise. His research interests include managing new product design and development, managing design teams in a distributed global context, analysis and configurations of logistics and supply chain networks and operations in different contexts, sectors in Europe, China and India. He has published over 300 papers, including articles in leading international journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, R&D Management, Technovation, Concurrent Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Management. He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Logistics: Research & Application (2002-2007) and is a member of editorial boards of several journals. Professor Pawar has been involved in more than thirty funded research projects and has coordinated and managed a number of national, European and international projects and networks. He is the founder and Chairman of the International Symposium on Logistics (www.ISL21.org), and co-organiser of the International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE). He sits on several international professional committees, boards and is an expert reviewer, evaluator and consultant to the European Commission.

Contact

 

Gethin Roberts

Engineering, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

 

Dongping Song

Management School, Liverpool University

Professor Song has research interests in maritime transport and logistics; port competition; terminal operations; risk and disruption management; manufacturing logistics; supply chain management. He has managed several research projects in China, two EPSRC projects, and one EU project. He has developed expertise in applying mathematical modelling techniques and simulation-based tools to manufacturing and transport logistics problems, particularly in the area of container shipping supply chain. The research objective is to advance the knowledge and assist industries to improve management considering economic, environmental and societal performance. He has had papers published in journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Transportation Research Part B/E/D, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, Naval Research Logistics, Maritime Policy and Management, Maritime Economics and Logistics. At present, he is involved in an EU project "EC-China Research Network on Integrated Container Supply Chains".

Contact

Prof Dongping Song, Chair of Supply Chain Management, School of Management, University of Liverpool, Chatham Street, Liverpool L69 7ZH UK

 

Andrew Sowter

Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK

 

Jeremy E. Taylor

History, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Taylor works on the cultural and social history of the Chinese-speaking world, and East and Southeast Asia more generally, with research ranging from Republican Chinese personality cults to the treaty ports of East Asia. His work has been funded by the AHRC, the British Academy, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the European Research Council. His work has published been leading history and Area Studies journals. He is currently running a 1.8 million euro project with ERC funding entitled ‘Cultures of Occupation in 20th century Asia (COTCA)'.

 

Hans van de Van

History, University of Cambridge

 

Richard Wesley

Director, Hong Kong Maritime Museum

 

Shirley Ye

History, University of Birmingham

 

Feng Yi

Director, Port Museum of China, Ningbo

 

Minghua Zhao

Maritime Science & Engineering, Southampton Solent University

Minghua Zhao is Director of China Centre (Maritime) (CCM), a maritime research centre at School of Maritime Science and Engineering, Southampton Solent University launched in September 2015 at International Maritime Organisation, London. Before this appointment, her employment experiences included: Deputy Director, Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich (2004-2015), Deputy Director, Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University (1998-2004); Research associate with Women Studies Program, University of Hawaii (1995-1998), USA. .She studied in the UK (PhD, Bristol), the US (MSc, Connecticut) and China (MA & BA, Henan).  Minghua is an established maritime social scientist with excellent international reputation in research areas concerning maritime labour and gender issues, in both shipping and fisheries, with specialist interest and expertise in China/Asia and EU. The China Centre (Maritime) she leads aims to use its academic excellence, its expertise in Chinese maritime affairs and its links with the Chinese, British and worldwide maritime communities, to act as a bridge, bringing countries closer, especially in maritime-related affairs. The Centre promotes maritime education, research, consultancy and other activities concerning the role of China as a major maritime nation in the 21st century. The CCM provides a focus for study in a variety of maritime activities in which China is prominently involved, and a forum for discussion and debate concerning China's rise as a maritime power in the 21st century (http://www.solent.ac.uk/research/china-centre/china-centre.aspx). She is working on a project which examines China’s ambitious global ports development and the securities issues involved. For more details, see http://www.solent.ac.uk/research/china-centre/meet-the-team.aspx.

Contact

Dr. Minghua Zhao, Director, China Centre (Maritime), School of Maritime Science and Engineering, Southampton,Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China Ports: History, Heritage and Development

The University of Nottingham
Department of History
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 84476
email:Jeremy.Taylor@nottingham.ac.uk