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1st LMU-China Academic Network Scientific Forum

RCC-Sponsored Panels

13.11.2015 – 15.11.2015

Location: LMU Main Building, Senatssaal

Together with its partners at Renmin University, the Rachel Carson Center is organizing two panels on environmental history topics during the 1st LMU-China Academic Network Scientific Forum. The conference is part of LMU-ChAN, a new collaboration between LMU and leading research universities in China.

Saturday, 14 November, 14:40-15:20

The Earth and its Environments

Chair: Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch, LMU

  • “Collaborative Investigation on Critical Transitions in Deep-Time Bio-evolution among Sino-German
    Prof. Dr. Qun Yang, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • “Tonics of Nature: An Environmental History of Beer Brewing in China and Germany”
    Prof. Dr. Shen Hou, Renmin University

Sunday, 15 November, 9:00-12:00

Environmental History / Workshop

Chair: Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch, LMU Rachel Carson Center

Keynote presentation:

  • “On the Relationship between Maize Cultivation and the Development of Rocky Desertification in Guizhou from the Mid-Qing to the Republic (1736-1949)”
    Prof. Dr. Zhaoqing Han, Fudan University

Work-in-progress presentations:

  • “Corn in the US: A Cultural and Environmental History”
    Annka Liepold, LMU Rachel Carson Center
  • “Clams, Tsingtao Beer, and Gout”
    Prof. Dr. Shen Hou, Renmin University
  • “Green Island in the Sun: German Visions of Qingdao, 1897-1914”
    Dr. Agnes Kneitz, Renmin University



Workshop members, from left to right: Zhaoqing Han (Fudan University, RCC Visiting Fellow), Dongmei Zhang (LMU-CSC Program Coordinator), Stefan Lauterbach (Director, International Office, LMU), Christof Mauch (RCC), Annka Liepold (RCC), Agnes Kneitz (Renmin University/LMU), Shen Hou (Renmin University), Hans van Ess (Vice President for International Affairs, LMU).

The complete program for all three days can be found here.