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Mengmeng Sun

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Nov 2018-Okt 2023)

PhD

Mengmeng Sun received her PhD in History of Science and Technology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2018, with a dissertation on the changes of agenda for climate science, titled From the Ice Age Prediction to the Global Warming Hypothesis: Research on the Changes of Agenda for Climate Science (1960–1979). As a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, she is currently working on a new project that focuses on different ideas about climate in different cultures. With this research she expects to find the roots of different attitudes on climate from cultural perspectives.

Projekte

Fenye in Local Gazetteers

MEHR

Theories about Local Environment: The Framework of Fenye-Qihou-Zaixiang in the Local Gazetteers

MEHR

Different Culture, Different Climate: Cultural Differences in Climate Knowledge and Ideas

MEHR

Selected Publications

Sun, Mengmeng (2020). Coexistence with the Virus: Between Domesticated and Wild (film). Teach311 + COVID-19. https://www.teach311.org/2020/04/13/coexistence-between-domesticated-and-wild/.

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Past Events

Workshop

Empire under the Night Sky: The Role of Fenye (Astrological Contents) in Late Imperial China

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Colloquium

The Construction of a “Chinese Ancient Climatology” in the Practice of Phenology

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