Jie Fei is an associate professor of historical geography at his home institution, Fudan University. He received Ph.D. degree in Quaternary Geology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. His research interests revolve around historical climate and its relationship with human society, historical limnology, and historical cartography. He is currently undertaking research on the introduction of modern geography into China by European missionaries. His representative publications include, ‘1600 AD Huaynaputina Eruption (Peru), Abrupt Cooling, and Epidemics in China and Korea’ Advances in Meteorology (2015); ‘The drought and locust plague of 942-944 AD in the Yellow River Basin, China’ Quaternary International (2014); ‘Extreme Sea Ice Events in the Chinese Marginal Seas during the past 2000 years’ Climate Research (2013); ‘Historical Water Level Change of Lake Weishan in East China from 1758-1902 AD: relationship with the Flooding of the Yellow River’ Limnology (2012).
Wuzhe Li is a PhD candidate at the History department, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. His fellowship for a short term stay at the Universität Hamburg from Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 was funded, as well as Jie Fei's research stay, by the program of the DAAD for strategic partnerships, in which the Universität Hamburg is part of a network with Macquarie University in Sydney and Fudan University. Wuzhe Li research fields include political history of Late Qing Dynasty as well as the history of modern Sino-European relations. At the moment he is doing research on Karl Gützlaff, one of the most influential German missionaries working in China in the first half of the 19th century. His publication: Modern Chinese Thinkers Library: Vol. Wang Xianqian and Ye Dehui.（《中国近代思想家文库：王先谦、叶德辉卷》） Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2015. (Second Author)
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