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Hess Christian

NameHess Christian
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Liberal Arts, Department of Liberal Arts
Job titleProfessor
DegreeB.A.(University of California Davis), M.A.(University of California San Diego), Ph.D.(University of California San Diego)
ORCID ID0000-0002-9581-428X
J-Global ID201301029964577128


Modern Chinese History, Sino-Japanese Relations, Manchuria, Urban History(Subject of research)
Chinese Urban History

Research Interests

Sino-Japanese Relations ,Urban history ,Modern Chinese History ,colonialism ,Urban History

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / History - Asia/Africa / 

Research History

Apr 2014
Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts Associate Professor 


Jun 1999
Dec 2006
University of California at San Diego History Ph.D. Modern Chinese History


Christian Hess   
JOURNAL OF URBAN HISTORY   44(1) 9-25   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
This article explores the building of urban socialism in the port city of Dalian from 1945 through the mid-1950s. Hailed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1949 as New China's model metropolis, this former Japanese colonial city was occupied ...

Books and Other Publications

James Farrer, Monica De Carvalho, Chuanfei Wang, David Wank(Part:Joint author, “Culinary Mobilities: The Multiple Globalizations of Japanese Cuisine” with James Farrer; Monica De Carvalho; Chuanfei Wang; David Wank)
Routledge   2019   (ISBN:9781138669918)


Sophia University, Special Grant for Academic Research in Priority Areas,“Culinary Globalization from Below: Historical and Sociological Approaches to the Japanese Food Boom in China and the USA”
Global Japanese Cuisine Project Sophia Institute of Comparative Culture 




Christian Hess   
World War Two and Urban Reconstruction in the Socialist World, University of Leicester.   2020   

Research Projects

Culinary Globalization from Below: Historical and Sociological Approaches to the Japanese Food Boom in China and the USA
Sophia University: 
Christian Hess, James Farrer, David Wank, Mônica Carvalho, Lenka Vyletalova, and Chuanfei Wang 
Project Year: 2016 - 2018

Academic Activities

Panel, chair, etc
Asian Studies Conference Japan, Tokyo. 2 Jul 2022

Committee Memberships

Asian Studies Conference Japan  Executive Committee Member,

Teaching Experience

Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice (University of Warwick)

Professional Memberships

Association for Asian Studies
Historical Society for Twentieth Century China
Asian Studies Conference Japan
Global Studies Consortium
Global Urban History Project


University of Warwick, Warwick icast series 2008.
Talk delivered at the inaugural Ideas Café forum, University of Warwick, May 15, 2008.