Dr Valeria Zanier is the Marie Curie Research Fellow 2013 - 2014.
Dr Zanier’s main fields of interest are contemporary China-Europe relations and business history. After getting her PhD in East Asian History (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Dr Zanier was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation (Taipei), then from the Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies at the University of Padua. Starting in A.A. 2008/09 Dr Zanier has been a lecturer in “The Political Economy of China” and "East Asian Contemporary History" at Ca’ Foscari University. Her first monograph From the great experiment to the harmonious society (Milano: Franco Angeli, 2010) is an account of China’s post-1978 economic reforms integrated into a historical perspective.
Dr Zanier’s current research project “PRC’s economic relations with European non-Communist countries in the period 1952 – 1965” received two-year funding from the European Union 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and is eventually resulting into a monograph. Dr Zanier is also involved in two collective research projects: "Italy, Europe, China. Economic, political, and cultural relations in the Cold War years (1954-1971)", funded by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; and "At the roots of European recognition of the PRC, 1960-1974. National and transnational actors and strategies", funded by the University of Padua.
Teaching and supervision
Dr Zanier is currently teaching a class in HY113.