Wilson Center Projects
Economics on the Edge: an Intellectual History of Economics and Economists in the PRC since 1949
Felix Boecking is a Senior Lecturer (UK)/ Associate Professor (US) in Modern Chinese Economic and Political History in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was educated at the Universities of Cambridge (PhD, Oriental Studies (Modern Chinese Economic History), 2008) and Oxford (BA, Oriental Studies (Chinese), 2003), and also holds a Certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese-American Studies. His research interests include China’s political economy in its historical context, the history of economics in the People’s Republic of China, and the history of China’s foreign relations. Dr. Boecking is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) and the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS). His research has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) through a doctoral fellowship, the Universities’ China Committee in London, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University through an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Senior Lecturer (UK), Associate Professor (US) in Modern Chinese Economic and Political History, University of Edinburgh
My fellowship has been a wonderful, transformative experience. I return to academia much the better for my time in this truly special place.
No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927-1945 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University East Asia Center, 2017), Harvard East Asian Monographs 397, pp. x, 292.
With Monika Scholz, 'Did the Nationalist Government Manipulate the Chinese Bond Market? A Quantitative Perspective on Short-Term Price Fluctuations of Domestic Government Bonds, 1932-1934', Frontiers of History in China, 10/1 (2015): 126-144.
'Unmaking the Chinese Nationalist State: Administrative Reform among Fiscal Collapse, 1937-1945,' Modern Asian Studies 45/2 (2011): 277-301.