Center for the History of Global Development


Research at the Center is organized in projects, grouped around major themes. The Center is currently undergoing a process of re-structuring. Additional projects are in preparation, and new information will be added to this page as they are being organized.

Development Models


Sustainable Development / Waste Management


  • Deodorizing China: An Environmental History in the Realm of Olfaction                                                                    Researcher: Huang Xuelei
  • The History of Pharmacy during the Period of the late Qing and Republican China                                                                                                                                                                                                Researcher: Huang Yun
  • Environmental Toxins  Collaboration with the Deadly Dreams Network                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Researcher: Iris Borowy

International Organizations



Past Projects

  • Coastal Cities                                                                                                                                                 Researcher: Romain Dittgen
  • World Mobility History                                                                                                                                  Researcher: Gijs Mom

        Researcher: Angel Alcalde

       Researcher: James Lin

        Researcher: Dobroslawa Wiktor-Mach

  • China's Investment in the West and its Impact on International Development                                   Researcher: Zhiqun Zhu