Born in 1982. BEdu in 2004: University of Warsaw, Centre for Foreign Language Teacher Training and European Education, University College of English Language Teacher Education; MA in 2007: University of Warsaw, Department of History, Institute of History. In 2005-2006, I studied at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing, China), and in 2007-2008 at the Sichuan International Studies University (Chongqing, China). In 2010 I received a Master of Research and in 2013 a Ph.D. in History and Civilization (specialization: modern Chinese history) from the European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization (Florence, Italy).
In 2013-2014: Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, University of Oxford; fellow of Merton College. 2015: Visiting Lecturer, Institute of History, University of Warsaw. 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre of China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; fellow of the “Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society in the Twentieth Century.” 2017-2018: Lecturer, Centre of China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland – full doctoral grant for the studies as the European University Institute
Erasmus Mundus – research grant in Sichuan, PRC; hosting institution: Sichuan University, Chengdu, PRC, 2010
Research and conference grants: UC Berkeley (2012); Beijing and Chongqing, (2012); Chengdu and Chongqing (2014); Sichuan (2015); Chengdu (2016)
Qing (1644-1911) and twentieth century Chinese history, Chinese popular culture, religion, opera and performing arts; global colonial and imperial history; history and culture of communist Eastern Europe and communist East Asia.
Singing on the River: Sichuan Boatmen and Their Work Songs, 1880s – 1930s. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015.
Articles, chapters in edited volumes, reviews:
“Review of Lucien Bianco. Stalin and Mao: A Comparison of the Russian and Chinese Revolutions. Translated by Krystyna Horko. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2018. China Perspectives, forthcoming in 2018.
“Reforming the State and Constructing Commercial Opera in Sichuan, 1902–1920s: An Entangled History of Performing Arts and Administrative Reforms.” Modern China June 2018 – Online first: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0097700418782874 (print version forthcoming in 2019): 1-27.
“Rivers as Prisms of Urban Imagining – Eastern Sichuan Work Songs.” In Rivers Lost – Rivers Regained? How Cities Use, Abuse and Adore Their Rivers, edited by Martin Knoll, Uwe Leubken and Dieter Schott, 177-199. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017.
“Reading the Distant Revolution – the Polish United Workers’ Party Interprets the Portuguese Carnation Revolution of May 25th, 1974.” Ricerche Storiche 1, Anno XLVI (Jan. – April 2016): 31-39.
“Representing and Coping with Early Twentieth Century Chongqing: ‘Guide Songs’ as Maps, Memory Cells and Means of Creating Cultural Imagery.” Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 6 (2013): http://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-6/Chabrowski. Print version: Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 6, no. 2 (2013): 272-302.
“Chongqing i kultura popularna, 1920-1945 – w poszukiwaniu klucza do przemian estetyki, mentalności i zachowań społecznych,” [w:] Europejczycy, Afrykanie, Inni. Księga jubileuszowa Prof. Michała Tymowskiego, red. Bronisław Nowak, Mirosław Nagielski, Jerzy Pysiak, 181-195. Warszawa 2011, s. 181-195.