Chenxiao Xia was an academic guest at the Chair for History of Technology in February/March 2017. He is a PhD student at Kyoto University, where he is writing a dissertation which compares the history of electrification in Germany and Japan. He was research student at Heidelberg University in 2015-16. His paper entitled Electrifying Kyoto: Business and Politics in Light and Power will appear in the journal Enterprise and Society soon. He has made presentations at many academic conferences, including the Business History Conference, European Business History Association, and Association of Business Historians.