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Philippe Forêt


Published in four languages, my agenda on the geography of colonial Asia, climate research, the mobility of knowledge, and the transition from innovation to sustainability has received awards from eleven different countries. The Institutes for Advanced Study of Uppsala, Nantes, and Bristol have elected me Fellow. I have been since 2017 a member of the Society of Fellows of the Rachel Carson Center at Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich. I went to the University of California at Berkeley for postdoctoral training, earned a PhD at the University of Chicago, and used to be a graduate student at Peking University.


傅雷. 图解承德 — 清代的景观营建. 上海: 复旦大学出版社, 2022. (PF. Illustrating Chengde: Landscape Construction During the Qing Dynasty. Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2022. Chinese edition of Mapping Chengde.)

Christoph Kueffer, Philippe Forêt (PF), and Marc Hall. Developing the Environmental Humanities in Switzerland: An Evaluation of Opportunities, Challenges and Priorities in Research, Teaching, and Institutional Support. Bern: Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015.

PF and Andreas Kaplony (eds.). The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

Ruth Dunnell, Mark Elliott, PF, and Jim Millward (eds.). New Qing Imperial History. London: Routledge, 2004.

PF. La véritable histoire d’une montagne plus grande que l’Himalaya. Paris: Editions Bréal, 2004.

Aymond Baud, PF, and Svetlana Gorshenina. La Haute-Asie telle qu’ils l’ont vue: Explorateurs et scientifiques de 1820 à 1940. Geneva: Editions Olizane, 2003.

PF. Mapping Chengde. The Qing Landscape Enterprise. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2000.