Simona Grano

Simona Grano, PD Dr.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Sinologie

Studienberaterin

Tel.: +41 44 634 31 85

Anschrift: Twitter: @GranoSimona

Raumbezeichnung: ZUB 3-322

simona.grano@aoi.uzh.ch

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2018 Habilitation Nomination to Privat Dozentin of the University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with a Venia Legendi in Sinology with a social sciences focus. Habilitation title: From Developmentalism to Ecological Awareness and Back: The Example of the Greater China Region in Comparative Perspective. June.
  • 2011 - 2012 Postdoc in Taiwan (National Cheng'chi University) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong University) under the supervision of Professor Tang Ching-Ping. February 2011 - April 2012.
  • 2008 PhD in Oriental Studies. Dissertation title: L'evoluzione del diritto di proprietà in Cina (The Evolution of Property Rights in China). Supervisor Prof. Guido Samarani. Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Defense: February 22.
  • 2002 Master of Arts in Oriental Languages and Civilizations. Dissertation title: Economic and Political Relations between Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China.  Supervisor: Prof. Francesco Gatti. Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies. Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy. June 27.
  • 2002–2003 One year at the Beijing Language and Culture University (Beijing Yuyuan Xueyuan).

Employment History

  • 2013 - Senior Lecturer in Greater China Studies. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sinology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2009 - 2011 Lecturer and research assistant. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sinology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2007 - 2010 Lecturer and research associate. Institute of Oriental Studies, Ca' Foscari of Venice, Italy.

Short Biography

After completing my Ph.D. in the Department of Chinese Studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, on the topic of private property in Mainland China, I became research assistant at the Department of Sinology, University of Zürich; since 2012 I hold a permanent position as Teaching and Research Fellow in Greater China Studies at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at the University of Zürich. I am also a research fellow of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), in Tübingen. For my postdoc research I have spent 14 months in Taiwan between 2011 and 2012 based at Chengchi University but carrying out fieldwork all over Taiwan. The research stay was made possible thanks to two scholarships, one by the Swiss National Foundation (SNSF) and one by the Center for Chinese Studies of Taiwan's National Library.

My postdoc research, which has been published last year by Routledge (see) analyses environmental governance mechanisms and actors in Taiwan through a multi-disciplinary research approach. Based on extensive and original research, the book includes four different case studies, which have all taken place since 2011.

At the University of Zürich I teach several courses related to both China as well as Taiwan's social and political transformations in the past 30 years (BA level) and several courses at MA level in which I make extensive use of Chinese language materials.

I have recently obtained my Habilitation in Sinology with a social sciences focus at the University of Zurich; as of June 2018 I hold the title of Privat Dozentin (PD).

Research interests

  • Chinese contemporary society and politics
  • Cross-Strait Relations
  • Identity Politics in China and Taiwan
  • Environmental governance in China and Taiwan
  • Nuclear politics in China and Taiwan
  • Civil society in the Greater China Region (PRC, Hong Kong, Taiwan)

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