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Sophia University 
Faculty of Liberal Arts 
Department of Liberal Arts 

Associate Professor 
Hess Christian 

 

Research background
Modern Chinese History, Sino-Japanese Relations, Manchuria, Urban History 

Work experience
University of California-San Diego  アソシエート  2004/01/04-2004/03/14 
University of Wisconsin-Madison  客員助教  2006/08/27-2007/08/16 
University of Warwick  助教  2007/08/17-2012/03/31 

Academic degrees
B.A.  University of California Davis  1997/03/18 
M.A.  University of California San Diego  2003/12/13 
Ph.D.  University of California San Diego  2006/12/09 

Research Areas
History of Asia and Africa 

Research keywords
都市史 

Subject of research
Chinese Urban History 
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Bibliography
The Habitable City in China: Urban History in the Twentieth Century “Securing the City, Securing the Nation: Militarization and Urban Police Work in Dalian, 1949-1953”  Christian Hess (ed.by) Toby Lincoln and Xu Tao  Palgrave  2017 
End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the Word “The Fate of Japanese Settlers in Manchuria”  Christian Hess (ed.by)David Chandler, Robert Cribb, and Li Narangoa, eds.  Nordic Institute of Asian Studies  2016 
Visualizing China: Image, History and Memory in China, 1750-Present “Revolutionary Real Estate: Envisioning Space in Communist Dalian”  Christian Hess (ed.by)J. Cook, J. Goldstein, and S. Schmalzer, eds.  Lexington  2014 
Demystifying China: New Understandings of Chinese History “The Rise of the Chinese Communist Party: Myths and Misconceptions”  Christian Hess (ed. by) Naomi Standen  Rowman and Littlefield  2013 
Handbook of Chinese International Relations “Keeping the Past Alive: The Use of History in Chinese International Relations”  Christian Hess (ed. by) Shaun Breslin  Routledge  2010 
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Papers
Sino-Soviet City: Dalian Between Socialist Worlds 1945-1955  Christian A. Hess  Journal of Urban History  2018 
Japanese Culinary Mobilities Research: The Globalization of the Japanese Restaurant  James Farrer, Chuanfei Wang, David Wank, Monica de Carvalho, Lenka Vyletalova, Christian Hess  Food and Food Ingredients in Japan  2017 
From Colonial Port to Socialist Metropolis: Imperialism and the Making of New Dalian  Christian A. Hess  Urban History Research  Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences  2013 
Gateway to Manchuria: The Port City of Dalian under Russian, Japanese and Chinese Control, 1898-1950  Christian A. Hess  Comparativ – Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung  Leipziger Universitätsverlag  2013/01/01 
From colonial port to socialist metropolis: imperialist legacies and the making of ‘New Dalian’  Christian A. Hess  Urban History  Cambridge University Press  2011/11/01 
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Research presentations
“Japanese Migrant Culinary Communities and Community Culinary Politics”  Asia Pacific Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics Conference  2018/05/10 
War, Decolonization and the Building of Socialist Modernity in Soviet-Occupied Dalian  Seventy Years Since the End of the War in Asia: Divergent Perspectives on the War Denouement and the Onset of the Cold War  2016/01/29 
Soy City: The Port of Dairen and the Soy Trade in Manchuria, 1895-1937  East Asian Environmental History Association Conference  2015/10/22 
Highways in A Land of Barriers: War and Infrastructure Development in Guizhou Province, 1926-1949  War and Society in Twentieth Century China  2015/07/12 
Militarization and Urban Development in Lüshun and Dalian, 1895-1955  The Habitable City in China: Urban History in the 20th Century  2015/07/03 
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Memberships of academic societies
Global Urban History Project  2017-Present 
Global Studies Consortium  2017/06/15-Present 
Asian Studies Conference Japan  2013/07/15-Present 
Historical Society for Twentieth Century China  2007/09/01-Present 
Association for Asian Studies  1996/09/01-Present 
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