Lu Chen

Doctoral Research Fellow - IKOS-stab

Academic interests

Environmental humanities

Environmental and climate change and management in China

Ethnography and anthropology

Political ecology

Gender studies

Discourse analysis


2019.08-12 Exchange student of Master Study on Chinese Society and Culture at IKOS.

2018-2019  Project coordinator of "Pollution-Free Village Project" in Yangtze River Delta Research Institute of Environmental Sci. & Tech, Zhejiang.

2018.03-07 Participated in researches of Zhejiang University,

  • Boatpeople and Water Environment of The Grand Canal Boatpeople Research,
  • Traditional Village Conservation Water System of Hezhai Village in Yiwu, Zhejiang.

2016-2018  MA of East Asian Studies in Korea University.

2015-2016  Research assistant of AirBorne Project in Quzhou, Zhejiang.

2010-2014  BA of English Language & Literature in Zhejiang University.


Project description


My Ph.D. project of "Taking Political Ecology to China: An Ethnographic Study of Social and Political Responses to Climate and Environmental Change in Zhejiang Province" is aimed to study impacts of and responses to climate and environmental change at local levels in China in-depth. This project is part of the efforts to study processes of adaptations in practice at the local level through a case study in one of the Chinese coastal provinces, Zhejiang. I will explore processes of co-production between power relations and changes in climate and environment within a local area and examine the impacts of such processes. One important aspect of this is to study different forms of agency among local people and the government.



Tags: Environmental Humanities, China, Ethnography
Published Feb. 6, 2020 8:05 AM - Last modified Apr. 28, 2020 8:32 AM