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Jelena Große-Bley

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Jul 2020-Sep 2025)

Jelena Grosse-Bley holds an MA in Modern East Asian Studies from Georg August University of Göttingen and an MSc in Environmental Management from The University of Hong Kong. Before joining the China Studies Institute at Free University of Berlin in 2018 as a lecturer and research affiliate, she spent a number of years studying and working in various locations across Greater China, including two years at Peking University, Beijing. She started pursuing her PhD at Humboldt University of Berlin as part of the IRI THESys Graduate Program in 2020. Her project is concerned with the local environmental knowledge of farmers in climate change-affected areas in the People’s Republic of China. She seeks to understand the role local farmers’ knowledge plays in "elite" discourses as well as in agricultural practice around questions of climate change adaptation. At the MPIWG, she is a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow in the Lise Meitner Research Group China in the Global System of Science.

Projects

Climate Change Adaptation in China’s Agriculture: The Production and Role of Local Environmental Knowledge

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Scientists, Politics, and Climate Change in China

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Selected Publications

Große-Bley, Jelena (2022). “Perspectives on Crop Seeds in the Wake of China’s Modern Seed Industry.” Sino-German Agricultural and Food Update 17 (2021/22) (January): 3–7. https://www.dcz-china.org/newsletter-archive.html.

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Kaufmann , Lena (2021). Interview with Dr. Lena Kaufmann: A Socio-Technical Perspective on Farmland and Rural-Urban Migration in Contemporary China Interview by Jelena Große-Bley. Ethnologie Chinas.

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Marinaccio , Julia, and Jelena Große-Bley (2021). “Grassroots Cadres as Trainers.” In Marinaccio, Julia: Linking Theory with Practice? Cadre Training and Environmental Governance in China, 122–144. München: Oekom.

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Große-Bley, Jelena, and Genia Kostka (2021). “Big Data Dreams and Reality in Shenzhen: An Investigation of Smart City Implementation in China.” Big Data & Society 8 (2). https://doi.org/10.1177/20539517211045171.

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Past Events

Research Workshop

Two Seed Stories: Integration of Climate Change into Chinese Social Science of Agriculture

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