MOU Zhenyu

Associate Professor, Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Chercheur invité du Collegium de Lyon. Séjour de recherche à l’IAO : du septembre 2016 au Juillet 2017 et de l'Avril 2015 au Janvier 2016
Courriel : zymu1105[at]

Mou Zhenyu
Mou Zhenyu

Dr. Mou is currently an associate professor at the Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from Fudan University in historical geography in 2010. Mou Zhenyu joined the Institute of History right after his graduation. Prof. Mou benefited from a fellowship form the French embassy in Beijing then a postdoctoral fellowship from the Rhône-Alpes Region. This allowed him to spend two consecutive years (2010-2012) in France at the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO). Dr. Mou was again affiliated with IAO as an ENS visiting scholar for nine months in Lyon as the recipient of a “Fernand Braudel-IFER” fellowship (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) in 2015. Dr. Mou Zhenyu’s research interests focus on the issue of urban spatial development in modern Shanghai. This year he comes to IAO to cooperate with Professor Lu Shi and focus on the study of the “Cadastre, land value and land market in the foreign settlements of Shanghai (1843-1943)”. This is also a project benefited from Collegium de Lyon for 10 months (2016-2017). Dr. Mou is the author of two books and more than ten papers in Chinese and English scholarly journals.

Historical geography ; Shanghai history

Ph.D., Historical geography, Fudan University (2010) ; M.A., Historical geography, Fudan University (2006) ; B.A., History, Yantai Normal University (2002).

Objectif/Purpose of stay
During his stay at IAO, Mou Zhenyu focus on the project “Cadasters, land market and urban transformation of Shanghai foreign settlements(1843-1943)” and will give a lecture on the same subject in 8 May 2017. He will be collaborating with Professor Lu Shi to the « War Made Shanghai » project. Mou Zhenyu will bring into the project his solid expertise and knowledge on land market and urban transformation in modern Shanghai.