|Title:||Associate Professor, Head of Unit|
|Home institution:||Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Oester Farimagsgade 5, DK 1014 Copenhagen K,
|SDC Research field:||Public Management and Social Development|
|SDC research project(s):||Family Dynamics in Post-Industrial Societies.|
|Project partner(s) in Denmark:|| Gendering China network – with Nordic and Danish researchers.
Prof. Hanne Petersen, KU
Associate Professor Bettina Hauge, DTU
Dr. Cecilia Miwertz, NIAS
Associate Professor Peter Abrahamsson, KU
|Project partner(s) in China (name and institution):||Professor Jihua Lu, Department of Sociology, Peking University
Professor Cheng Li, China Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Yifei Shen, Department of Sociology, Fudan University
Professor Yuan Ren, Department of Sociology, Fudan University
|SDC Teaching involvement||Planning in progess.|
|Overall research interests||I am interested in Class Gender and New Lifestyles in Post-Socialist China, and how it compares to similar developments in the west. More specifically I study how the politics of the new middle class home and new forms of mobility can be central and significant site for locating social and political developments over the last decades in China. The focus is on a diverse and entangled field of structural, symbolic, cultural and political practices and perceptions of middle class and discursive ideas of the home and mobility. The ideas is to connect this vital new knowledge of home and mobilities to practical developments and innovation projects in both private and public institutions.|
|Publications||Hilda Rømer Christensen, Cancan Wang, Bettina Hauge ( eds) : Gender Dynamics. Chinese and Nordic Perspectives. – Special volume of KKF/ Women, Gender and Research/ + Chinese edition with Shanghai Publishing House Press. ( 2014/primo 2015) with contributions from SDC related workshops in 2012 + 2013. See http://www.soc.ku.dk/Forskning/dokument/chinese-nordic-perspectives/
Hilda Rømer Christensen: The Lure of car-culture. Gender, Class and Nation in 21st Century Car-culture in China. in Women, Gender and Research. 2015 21 in KKF 1. 2015. Pp 123-134
Hilda Rømer Christensen: C’est le seul home de la Chine! Empress Dowager Cixi. The concubine who launched modern China. (review) 2014. in Women, Gender and Research, in KKF 1. 2015. 2015.
Hilda Rømer Christensen: Shanghai tur-retur. Og et par pointer om køn, religion og modernitet. ( forthcoming 2016)
Tingenes tilstand i det ny Kina: den nye kinesiske middelklasse. In POLITIKO; Berlingske Tidende. 15.8.15 http://www.b.dk/kommentarer/middelklassen-og-det-nye-kina
Hilda Rømer Christensen: The Lure of car-culture in post socialist China. Gender, Class, and Nation. Presentation at http://www.cosmobilities.net/2014/11/13/the-future-of-mobilities-flows-transport-and-communication/14-17 September 2015.
Hilda Rømer Christensen: From Kingdom of Bicycles to Land of the Car: Car Culture and Gender in Urban China. Fudan University. Shanghai. invited paper to Conference Global Transitions to Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems Fudan University, Shanghai, June 8, 2014. http://grf-spc.weebly.com/uploads/2/1/3/3/21333498/draft_2.3_book_of_abstracts_1may2014.pdf
|Non-academic research partners|| All China Women’s Federation, Beijing and Shanghai units +
Field work in companies such as IKEA; Jysk, VOLVO + BMW/Volkswagen Showrooms Beijing, Giant + other bike stores, Beijin + transport planners etc.
|Scheduled activities 2016||2015/2016: prepare and launch a joint research network with the title: Remaking middle class families welfare and sustainability, primarily with partners from the Institute of Sociology/ Social work and Anthropology at Peking University and at CASS in Beijing .The idea is to set up a project which addresses global dynamics of production, consumption, welfare and sustainability from below.
Cross-sectional online survey of middle class families in the Beijing area in co-operation with colleagues from CASS ( ass- Zue Die) and PKU in Beijing
Prepare Horizon 2020 application with Chinese partners ( sustainable transport)