Dr. Thomas Hirzel
Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities and Chinese Studies
International Communications / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China
+86 (0)574 8818 0000-8053
Magister Artium (M.A.) Chinese Studies and Philosophy, University of Tübingen, Germany
MA, Translation and Interpreting Chinese English, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany
Thomas is a historian and a linguist who joined the School of International Communications in September 2020 as Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities and Chinese Studies. He also holds the roles of Associate Director of the Digital Heritage Centre at UNNC and of Research Lead of the IAPS Research Priority Area (RPA) in Ningbo Studies.
Understanding the Creative and Cultural Industries
Web and Social Media
BA DT supervision
MA DT supervision
Thomas is a China scholar with an expertise in the analysis of Chinese primary sources and archival research.
The Socio-Economic and Cultural History of Ningbo and the Lower Yangzi Region
Chinese Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities
Chinese Art History
Translation and Intercultural Communication in Chinese GLAMs
Hirzel, Thomas. State and Merchant: Qing Monetary Policies in the Lower Yangzi region, 1740-1840. Leiden/Boston: Brill. Series "Monies, Markets, and Finance in East Asia, 1600-1900" (Forthcoming 2022).
Hirzel, Thomas. "Local history between fact and fabrication: The history of Ningbo during the Tang dynasty (618 – 907)". Tang Studies (Forthcoming 2020).
Hirzel, Thomas and Lily (Li) Cai. " 宁波与海上丝绸之路：中国陶瓷生产和出口研究（公元 800 – 1200 年）" Paper forthcoming 2020 in a volume edited by the China Port Museum in Ningbo, the Municipal Institute for Cultural Relics and Archaeology Ningbo and the National Centre for Underwater Heritage, Ningbo Branch.
Hirzel, Thomas et al. "Engaging and Empowering Student Representatives as Agents of Change at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China". Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 13, nov. 2016. ISSN 2044-0081. Available at: <https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/compass/article/view/345>. Date accessed: 01 july 2017.
Mint Metal Procurement for Jiangsu and Zhejiang in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: An Inquiry into the Organisational Capability of the Qing State. Ph.D. Diss., Tübingen University. Stable Link: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-57570, print on demand, 2011.
Review of Zelin, Madeleine, The Merchants of Zigong: Industrial Entrepreneurship in Early Modern China. H-HistGeog, H-Net Reviews. January, 2009. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=23813
Hirzel, Thomas and Nanny Kim (eds.), Metals, Monies, and Markets in Early Modern Societies: East Asian and Global Perspectives. Berlin: LIT (Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia 1), 2009.
"Regularien für Transportbeamte von Kupfertransporten im Qing-zeitlichen China." In Martina Eglauer and Clemes Treter (eds.), Reisen: Tagungsband der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2008.