Tu Lan

Phone: (603) 862-1719
Office: Geography, Huddleston Hall Rm 102, Durham, NH 03824
Tu Lan


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S., Geoinformation Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • B.S., Geography, Peking University

Research Interests

  • Apparel
  • China
  • Global production networks
  • Industrial districts
  • Italy
  • Labor geography
  • Modernity
  • Social theory
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Transnational migration
  • Urban political economy

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 402: Rgnl Geography Non-Westrn Wrld
  • GEOG 530: Geography of China
  • GEOG 582: Global Trade
  • GEOG 595: Statistics for Spatial Science
  • GEOG 686: World Economy & Globalization

Selected Publications

Zhu, S., Lan, T., & He, C. (2017). New Generation, New Path: Industrial Restructuring Led by China's "Notorious" Fuerdai Generation. CHINA REVIEW-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL ON GREATER CHINA, 17(3), 1-30. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Sellar, C., Lan, T., & Poli, U. (2017). The Geoeconomics/Politics of Italy’s Investment Promotion Community. Geopolitics, 1-28. doi:10.1080/14650045.2017.1350171

Xiao, D., & Lan, T. (2017). Mapping ideological opinions in China using online survey. Annals of GIS, 23(2), 79-91. doi:10.1080/19475683.2017.1304447

Lan, T. (2017). Fordism and Post-Fordism. In International Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set People, the Earth, Environment and Technology. John Wiley & Sons.

Lan, T., Sellar, C., & Shuang, C. (2016). The Transnational Investment Promotion Community between Italy and China: An Example of Post Washington Consensus Neoliberalism. J-Reading - Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography, 5(2), 35-49. doi:10.4458/7800-03

Zhu, S., & Lan, T. (2016). New economic geographies of manufacturing in China. Geography Compass, 10(11), 470-481. doi:10.1111/gec3.12297

Lan, T. (2016). Politics of Visibility in the Chinese Community in Prato, Italy. In Transcending Borders Selected Papers in East Asian Studies. Florence, Italy: Firenze University Press.

Lan, T. (2015). Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy: From Sprezzatura to Satire. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 20(5), 741-743. doi:10.1080/1354571X.2015.1096529

Lan, T., Pickles, J., & Zhu, S. (2015). State Regulation, Economic Reform and Worker Rights: The Contingent Effects of China’s Labour Contract Law. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 45(2), 266-293. doi:10.1080/00472336.2014.940592

Lan, T. (2015). Industrial District and the Multiplication of Labour: The Chinese Apparel Industry in Prato, Italy. Antipode, 47(1), 158-178. doi:10.1111/anti.12104

Most Cited Publications