Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Edwin Schmitt

Title Ph. D. Candidate
Academic Institution The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Academic department Department of Anthropology
Country China
Disciplines Anthropology
Area(s) of Expertise Edwin Schmitt has a background in Chinese Language and Literature and Economics while his research has primarily engaged with Environmental Anthropology and the Anthropology of China.

About fellow

Edwin Schmitt is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His past research interests included commodification of agriculture, linkages between agricultural and religious systems, ethnic tourism and hydropower development in Southwest China. For his doctoral research he conducted ethnographic and survey-based research on environmental consciousness in the city of Chengdu. His dissertation also focused on how ideology, perception and action are entangled within the way people live with air pollution in their everyday lives.