Mette Halskov Hansen

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Background

Born 1962 in Copenhagen. Master degree in Chinese, anthropology and literary science from Aarhus University, Shandong University in China (1986-1988) and School of Oriental and Asian Studies, London (1991). Phd with a thesis about ethnic relations and minority education in China from Aarhus University 1996. Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo 1996-1999. From 2000 associate professor at the Department of East European and Oriental Studies. Professor since 2003, and head of Department of East European and Oriental Studies (2003-2004) and Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (2005-2006). From 2007 to 2010 dean of research at the Faculty of Humanities. Honorary visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011-2012, and visiting professor at the Academia Sinica, Taiwan in 2015. Scholarship from Centre for Advanced Study (Senter for Grunnforskning) 2016-2017 for the project "Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change and New Visions of Sustainability in China" (financed by FRIPRO, NFR). Has spent more than 6 years as student and researcher in China (and Hong Kong and Taiwan) between 1986 and 2016.

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Tags: Chinese society and politics, Ethnic relations, Environmental Studies

Publications

Books:

Selected articles:

  • (2017, with Zhaohui Liu): “Air Pollution and Grassroots Echoes of 'Ecological Civilization' in Rural China” in The China Quarterly (special issue: “The Human Dimensions of Air Pollution in China”, edited by Mette Halskov Hansen).
  • (2017, with Kristin Aunan and Wang Shuxiao): “Introduction: Air Pollution in China” in The China Quarterly (in special issue: The Human Dimensions of Air Pollution in China, edited by Mette Halskov Hansen)
  • (2017, with Anna Ahlers): "Air Pollution: How Will China Win its Self-declared War Against it?" in Eva Sternfeld (ed.) Routledge Handbook: China's Environmental Policy. London: Routledge.
  • (2015): "European Kids in Western China: Gender, Education and Cultural Relativism" in Candice Cornet and Tami Blumenfeld (eds) Doing Fieldwork with Kids in China. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.
  • (2013): "Learning Individualism: Confucius, Hesse, and Pep-rallies in the Rural Chinese School" in The China Quarterly, vol. 213, pp. 60-77.
  • (2013 with T.E. Woronov): "Demanding and Resisting Vocational Education: A Comparative Study of Schools in Rural and Urban China” in Comparative Education, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 242-259.
  • (2012): "Learning to Organize and be Organized: Student Cadres in a Chinese Rural Boarding School" in Ane Bislev and Stig Thøgersen (eds.), Organizing Rural China. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • (2012): "Recent trends in Chinese rural education: The disturbing rural-urban disparities and the measures to meet them” in Erik Florence and Pierre Defraigne (eds.), Economy, Society and Politics in Twenty-First Century China: Striving for a New Development Paradigm. London/New York: Routledge.
  • (2008): with Cuiming Pang): "Me and My Family: Perceptions of Individual and Collective Among Young Rural Chinese" in European Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 7:1.
  • (2007): "Organising the Old: Senior Authority and the Political Significance of a Rural Chinese "Non-Governmental Organisation" in Modern Asian Studies, vol 42:5.
  • (2006): “In the Footsteps of the Communist Party: Dilemmas and Strategies” in Stig Thøgersen and Maria Heimer (eds.), Doing Fieldwork in China. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.
  • Aunan, Kristin; Wang, Shuxiao & Hansen, Mette Halskov (2018). Introduction: Air Pollution in China. The China Quarterly.  ISSN 0305-7410.  234, s 279- 298 . doi: 10.1017/S0305741017001369 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2018). China's Education System: Loved and Hated, In Weiping Wu & Mark W. Frazier (ed.),  The Sage Handbook of Contemporary China.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 978-1-4739-4894-5.  kapitel 51.  s 1093 - 1112
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Ahlers, Anna Lisa (2017). Air Pollution: How Will China Win its Self-Declared War Against it?, In Eva Sternfeld (ed.),  Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China.  Routledge.  ISBN 1138831115.  kapittel.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Liu, Zhaohui (2017). Air Pollution and Grassroots Echoes of “Ecological Civilization” in Rural China. The China Quarterly.  ISSN 0305-7410. . doi: 10.1017/S0305741017001394 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2015). European Kids in Western China: Gender, Education and Cultural Relativism, In Candice Cornet & Tami Blumenfeld (ed.),  Doing Fieldwork in China With Kids: The Dynamics of Accompanied Fieldwork in the People's Republic.  NIAS Press.  ISBN 8776941698.  chapter 1.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Pang, Cuiming (2014). Idealising individual choice: work, love, and family in the eyes of young, rural Chinese, In David Scharff & Sverre Varvin (ed.),  Psychoanalysis in China.  Karnac Books.  ISBN 1780490836.  Chapter One.  s 3 - 21
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2013). Learning Individualism: Hesse, Confucius, and Pep-Rallies in a Chinese Rural High School. The China Quarterly.  ISSN 0305-7410.  (213), s 60- 77 . doi: 10.1017/S0305741013000015
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Woronov, T.E. (2013). Demanding and resisting vocational education: a comparative study of schools in rural and urban China. Comparative Education.  ISSN 0305-0068.  49(2), s 242- 259 . doi: 10.1080/03050068.2012.733848 Show summary
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2012). Learning to Organize and to be Organized: Student Cadres in a Chinese Rural Boarding School, In Ane Bislev & Stig Thøgersen (ed.),  Organizing Rural China - Rural China Organizing.  Lexington Books.  ISBN 978-0-7391-7009-0.  article.  s 125 - 139
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2012). Recent Trends in Chinese Rural Education: The Disturbing Rural-Urban Disparities and the Measures to Meet Them, In Eric Florence & Pierre Defraigne (ed.),  Towards a New Development Paradigm in Twenty-First Century China Economy, Society and Politics.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-53212-9.  chapter 10.  s 165 - 178
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Pang, Cuiming (2010). Idealizing individual choice: Work, love and family in the eyes of young rural Chinese, In Mette Halskov Hansen & Rune Svarverud (ed.),  iChina: The rise of the individual in modern Chinese society.  NIAS Press.  ISBN 978-87-7694-053-9.  kapitel 1.  s 39 - 65
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008). Organising, the old: Senior authority and the political significance of a rural Chinese 'non-governmental organisation'. Modern Asian Studies.  ISSN 0026-749X.  42(5), s 1057- 1078 . doi: 10.1017/S0026749X07002946 Show summary
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Cuiming, Pang (2008). Me and My Family: Perceptions of Individual and Collective among Young Rural Chinese. European Journal of East Asian Studies.  ISSN 1568-0584.  7(1), s 75- 99 . doi: 10.1163/156805808X333929
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2006). In The Footsteps of the Communist Party: Dilemmas and Strategies, In Maria Heimer & Stig Thøgersen (ed.),  Doing Fieldwork in China.  NIAS Press.  ISBN 8791114977.  kapittel. Show summary
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2004). The Challenge of Sipsong Panna in the Southwest: Development, Resources, and Power in a Multiethnic China, In Morris Rossabi (ed.),  Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers.  University of Washington Press.  ISBN 0-295-98390-6.  chap. 2.  s 53 - 84
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2002). Ethnic Conflict and Accomodation in China: A Local Perspective, In Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard & Bertel Heurlin (ed.),  China's Place in Global Geopolitics.  Routledge.  ISBN 0-7007-1532-0.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2001). Ethnic Minority Girls on Chinese School Benches: Gender Perspectives on Minority Education, In Glen Petersen; Ruth Hayhoe & Yonglin Lu (ed.),  Education, Culture and Identity in Twentieth Century China.  The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1999). Teaching backwardness or equality? Chinese state education among the Tai in Sipsong Panna, In Gerard Postiglione (ed.),  Education of Chinese minorities.  Garland Press, New York.  ISBN 0-8153-2223-2.  s 243 - 281
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1999). The call of Mao or money? Discourses on resettlement among Han Chinese migrants on China's Southwestern borders. The China Quarterly.  ISSN 0305-7410.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1998). Fostering Love of Learning: Naxi Responses to Ethnic Images in Chinese State Education, In Kjeld-Erik Broedsgaard & David Strand (ed.),  Reconstructing Twentieth Century China: State Control, Civil Society and National Identity.  Clarendon Press, Oxford.  ISBN 0-19-829311-9.  s 280 - 309 Show summary

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  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Liu, Zhaohui (red.) (2018). 仰望窗外的天空--中外科学家对话空气环境与治理. Zhejiang University Press.  ISBN 978-7-308-18125-9.  193 s.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov; Thøgersen, Stig & Wellens, Koen (2018). Kina: stat, samfunn og individ - 3. utgave. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-03076-0.  261 s.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2015). Educating the Chinese Individual: Life in a Rural High School. University of Washington Press.  ISBN 9780295994086.  240 s.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Thøgersen, Stig (2013). Kina: Stat, samfunn og individ. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02234-5.  260 s.
  • Svarverud, Rune & Hansen, Mette Halskov (red.) (2011). “自我中国”--现代中国社会中个体的崛起 (iChina - The Rise of the Individual in Modern Chinese Society). Shanghai Translation Publishing House.  ISBN 9787532755394.  298 s.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Svarverud, Rune (ed.) (2010). iChina: The rise of the individual in modern Chinese society. NIAS Press.  ISBN 978-87-7694-053-9.  293 s.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Thøgersen, Stig (2008). Kina - individ og samfunn. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-01200-1.  238 s.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2005). Frontier People: Han Settlers In Minority Areas of China. University of British Columbia Press.  ISBN 0774811781.  267 s. Show summary
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1999). Lessons in being Chinese: Minority education and ethnic identity in Southwest China. University of Washington Press.  ISBN 0-295-97788-4.  248 s.

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  • Hansen, Mette Halskov; Aunan, Kristin; Liu, Zhaohui & Wang, Shuxiao (2017). The Hidden Hazard of Household Air Pollution (HAP) in China.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov & Ahlers, Anna Lisa (2016). Kinas luftforurensning – kimen til sosial og politisk forandring?. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2013). Chinese modernity and the individual psyche. The China Quarterly.  ISSN 0305-7410.  (216), s 1075- 1076 . doi: 10.1017/S0305741013001239
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2013). Review of Andrew Kipnis (ed.): Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psyche. NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. The China Quarterly.  ISSN 0305-7410.  216(December), s 1075- 1076
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2012). Book review: Kipnis, Andrew B. Governing educational desire: culture, politics, and schooling in China.London, Chicago: Univ. Chicago Press, 2011. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987.  (18), s 479- 480
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2012). Review of Andrew Kipnis: Governing educational desire: culture, politics, and schooling in China. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987.  18(2), s 479- 480 . doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2012.01754_13.x
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2011). Book review of "Identity and Schooling Among the Naxi: Becoming Chinese with Naxi Identity" and "Muslim Uyghur Students in a Chinese Boarding School: Social Recapitalization as a Response to Ethnic Integration". China Journal.  ISSN 1324-9347.  (65), s 237- 240
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2011). Book review of: Everett Zhang, Arthur Kleinman, and Tu Weiming, eds., Governance of Life in the Chinese Moral Experience: The Quest for an Adequate Life. Asian Anthropology.  ISSN 1683-478X.  10, s 169- 172
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2011). Book review of: Identity and Schooling Among the Naxi: Becoming Chinese with Naxi Identity. China Journal.  ISSN 1324-9347.  65, s 237- 240
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2011, 16. oktober). Kinas personlige problem.  Aftenposten.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2011, 10. mars). Sensur og selvsensur i Kina. [Radio].  RadioRakel.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2010, 23. mars). Dagsnytt 18, Google ut av Kina. [TV].  Nrk 1 Radio og Nrk 2 TV.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2010, 10. desember). Dagsnytt 18, fredsprisen 2010. [TV].  Nrk2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2010, 10. desember). Friheter styrkes i Kina.  Klassekampen.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2010). Governing rural youth: Space, time, and student associations in the Chinese high school.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2010, 10. desember). Her og nå. [Radio].  Nrk P2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2010, 07. desember). Nobel peace price. [Internett].  Voice of America.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2010, 10. desember). P2 temadag Kina. [Radio].  Nrk P2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2009, 01. oktober). Dagsnytt 18: Kina 60 år. [Radio].  NRK1 + NRK2 (TV).
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2009). Organizing Chinese youth: Fieldwork from a rural middle school.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2009). Recent trends in Chinese rural education: The disturbing rural-urban disparities and the measures to meet them.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2009). Recent trends in Chinese rural education: the rural-urban disparities and the measures to meet them.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2009). Teaching political practice in the PRC: A view from below.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2009, 01. oktober). URIX, feiring av Kinas 60 år. [TV].  NRK2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 04. mars). Dagsnytt 18 om den kinesiske folkekongres' møde 2008. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 04. august). Dagsnytt 18, NRK P1 (konflikt uigurer og kinesiske myndigheter). [Radio].  NRK P1 og NRK2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 18. mars). Dagsnytt 18, Nrk2 (Kinas myndigheter og Dalai Lama). [Radio].  Nrk P2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 16. mars). Dagsrevyen Nrk1 (Kinas reaksjoner på demonstrasjoner i Tibet). [TV].  Nrk1.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 15. mars). Dagsrevyen Nrk1 (om Kinas reaksjoner på demonstrasjoner i Tibet). [TV].  Nrk1.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 19. november). Den økonomiske situasjon i Kina, Dagsnytt 18. [Radio].  Nrk P2 og TV NRK2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 01. august). Intervju i forbindelse med artiklen "I bokform til Beijing". Artikel i tidsskriftet Ny Tid.  Ny Tid.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 08. august). Kina-forskere i Lund, Sveriges radio P1. [Radio].  P1, Sveriges Radio.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008). Me - and my family: Perceptions of individual and collective among young, rural Chinese.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008). The Chinese Individual: Experiences and Results from a Cross-disciplinary Research Collective.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 15. mars). Ukeslutt NRK P1 (om Kinas reaksjon på demonstrasjoner i Tibet). [Radio].  Nrk P1.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2008, 15. mars). Verden på lørdag, NRK2 (om Kinas reaksjon på demonstrasjoner i Tibet). [Radio].  NRK2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2007, 15. mars). Dagbladet, Folkekongressen Kina.  Dagbladet.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2007). Go West: Chinese migration to minority areas.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2007, 16. mars). "Kinesiske bønder på krigsstien".  Dagbladeet.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2007, 13. mars). Verden i dag, NRK P2. [Radio].  Nrk P2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2006). Forholdet mellem individets rettigheder og de kollektive forpligtigelser i Kina.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2006, 02. mars). Intervju om den nasjonale folkekongress i Kina. [TV].  NRK, URIX.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2006, 28. november). Verden i Dag, NRK 1, radio, om barfodsadvokater i Kina. [Radio].
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2005, 18. mars). Dagsnytt 18. [Radio].  Nrk.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2005). Forbudte avsløringer om Kinas bønder. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2005). Senior Authority and Processes of Individualisation In Rural China.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2005). Under kinesisk herredømme.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2004, 19. juni). Verden på Lørdag i NRK P2, 19.juni. Tema: Den økonomiske vækst i Kina. [Radio].  NRK P2, Verden på lørdag.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2004, 26. februar). interview om kinesiske migranter.  Norsk Telegram Byrå.
  • NRK, P2 & Hansen, Mette Halskov (2004, 06. februar). Værdibørsen - bør vi frykte den nye økonomiske stormakten Kina. [Radio].  Nrk 2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2003). "Book review: Contemporary Minority Migration, Education and Ethnicity in China by Robyn Iredale, Naran Bilik, Wang Su, Fei Guo, Caroline Hoy". China Information.  ISSN 0920-203X.  16(2)
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2003). "Chinese Colonisation Viewed From China�s Border Areas".
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2003). "Chinese Migration to Tibet".
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2003). "In The Footsteps of the Chinese Communist Party: Fieldwork Experiences in Rural China".
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2002). "Book review: Ethnicity, Education and Empowerment: How Minority Students in Southwest China Contstruct Identities by MaryJo Benton Lee". China Journal.  ISSN 1324-9347.  (48)
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2001). Frontier People, or What Happens in the Encounter Between Han Chinese Settlers and Ethnic Minorities in the Southwestern Border Areas of China.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2001). Killing a Dog to Save a Tree: Environmental Policies and Their Social Impacts in a Minority Area in the Southwest of China.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2001). Modernisering på Kinesisk.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2000). Chinese Minority Education: State Policy, International Organisations and Local Responses. NIAS-nytt - Nordic Newsletter of Asian Studies.  ISSN 0904-4337.  (4), s 12- 16
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2000). Discourses on Migrants and Migrants' Identities: Chinese Colonisers on China's Borders.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2000). "Han and Tibetan Cultural Elites: Does Ethnicity Make a Difference?".
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2000). Migrants in Power? Chinese Colonizers Between Communism and Globalization.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2000, 23. oktober). NRK 2, udenriksnyheter om Kina, Korea og Tibet. [Radio].  Oslo : NRK 2.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (2000). "National Identity and Ethnic Groups in China".
  • Eifring, Halvor Bøyesen & Hansen, Mette Halskov (1999). Kinesiske tegn i Norge? Ivar Aasen og Mao Zedong.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1999). Book review: Education in Tibet: Policy And Practice Since 1950 by Catriona Bass. China Journal.  ISSN 1324-9347.  (42), s 184- 185
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1999, 19. november). Han Chinese Resettlement in Chinese Minority Areas Since the 1950s: Two Case Studies. [Radio].  World Bank, Washington D.C. : World Bank.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1999). The Role of the Chinese State in Shaping Ethnic Identities.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1998). From Migrant to Native: Second Generation Han in Minority Areas in China.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1998). Migrants in power or the power of representation: Chinese colonisers in China.
  • Hansen, Mette Halskov (1997). Ethnic Minority Girls on Chinese School Benches: Double Handicap or Great Opportunity?.

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