Nanny KIM has been working on various issues in Chinese transport history since 2001.
In this project, she concentrates on the transport of mint metals from the mines in Southwestern China to the
metropolitan mints in Beijing. Her special interest is the investigation of technologies in overland and water
transport through Chinese history, relating them to infrastructure, the density of transport and economic
systems, and to ecological change. For her MA (Heidelberg University, completed in 1994) Nanny Kim carried
out research on late Qing sources and genres, especially on the illustrated magazine Dianshizhai huabao. She
wrote her Ph.D. thesis on images of Korea in Chinese writings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries at SOAS in London (completed in 2000).
Name of the Project
"Issues in the History of Transport Systems, the Environment and Mint Metal Shipments in Qing China"