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Xiaowen Li


MA Geography and Planning

Incoming 2016

From Sun Yat-sen University

My name is Li Xiaowen. I study human geography at the School of Geography and Planning of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

I am part of the field school and workshop on “Transformation in the Cologne/Ruhr Area”

It was my first time in Germany and I really enjoyed staying in Cologne and interact with scientists and students from Germany and other parts of the world.

I am interested in manufacturing space and regional development in chinese urban spaces, so it was a great opportunity for me to have Dortmund as my research area. Here I could see that in the Dortmund reflected the image of the mining and steel industries. But it has been successfully transformed from an old industrial city to a scientific city.