Michela Bonato, M.A.
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Michela Bonato was a Ph.D. Candidate at the Geographical Institute of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg; M.A. in Chinese Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, where she found inspiration for her studies on urbanism, architecture and demography in South-West China. Always been interested in social dynamics, she is currently working on a water management topic from a historiographical perspective.
- water politics
- urban planning and demographic studies
- hydraulic society theoretical milieu
- Southwest China
- Cartography and Modernism in Europe and China (Conference Proceedings, forthcoming).
Structural Reasons of Current Upgrading: Urban and Industrial Images of the Chinese City Chongqing from 1949 until 1980, in Scientific Annals of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, University of Iasi - Geography series, Vol. 59, No. 2, 2013, at http://www.analegeo.uaic.ro
Chinese Party Legitimacy and National Pride: dancing between control and silence. A comment, published on OsservatorioAsia – Alberto Forchielli personal blog
Article available also in Chinese, 中国党派合法性与民族自尊心：游离于控制与沉默之间, at http://fugeli.blog.caixin.com.
- 05/2012 Zusammenfassung der Magisterarbeit „Chongqing ist ein Phönix“ bei China Files.com (online Magazin; auf Italienisch)
- Bonato, M. (2012): Chongqing is a Phoenix. Abstract of master thesis (italian) – at ChinaFiles.com (online magazine).
On the way to an Asian Greater China? New Chinese foreign policy in Pacific area between nationalism and economic issuesat the
12th Biennal Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, ASI 2014at the University of Haifa, Israel, 25-26 Mai 2014
Cartography and Visual Correspondences: Thought and Reality of Modernism in Europe and Chinaat the Fifth Popular Seminar on Far East Philosophy
Fine Correspondences: figures, symbols, myths, meeting points between East and West, Termini Imerese (PA), Italy
- 24/06 – 05/07/2013: TOChina Summer School Fellow, Turin, Italy
Since November 2012: Employee at the Blog Zaijietou.com (
On the Street), Chinese street photography website.
Since November 2013: editor of the blog column
- June 2014: creation of the preliminary logo for the绿色城市学会 Lüse Chengshi Xuehui (Green City Academic Association)