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Joan Judge

Department of History
Department of Humanities

Professor
 
Office: Founders College, 144
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 20593
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Joan Judge is cultural historian of modern China with a scholarly focus on print culture and women’s history at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Research Interests

Chinese Print Culture, Print Culture in Modern China and in Comparative Perspective, Chinese Women’s History, Reading Practices in China and in Comparative Perspective

All Publications

Books

The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China. Stanford University Press (March, 2008).

Print and Politics: ‘Shibao’and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China. Stanford University Press (December 1996).

Book Chapters

“Footbinding.” Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. David Pong, 4 vols. (Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, an imprint of Gale/Cengage Learning, 2009) , Vol II, 65-67.

"Fang Junying (1884-1923), Chinese Revolutionary and Educator.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. (Oxford University Press, 2007) , Vol. II, 248.

'Between Nei and Wai: Chinese Female Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century.' Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China. Ed. Bryna Goodman and Wendy Larson. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005. 121-43.

'Blended Wish Images: Chinese and Western Exemplary Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.' Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and Cosmopolitanism in Late Qing China. Ed. Grace S. Fong, Nanxiu Qian, and Harriet T. Zurndorfer. Leiden: Brill, 2004. 102-35.

'Beyond Nationalism: Gender and the Chinese Student Experience in Japan in the Early 20th Century.' Wusheng zhi sheng (III): Jindai Zhongguo de funü guojia (Voices Amid Silence [III]: Women and Culture in Modern China [1600-1950]). Ed. Lo Chui-jung. Taipei: Institute for Modern History, Academia Sinica, 2003. 359-93.

Journal Articles

“Dianfan shijian yu shisu shijian: Wei Xiyuan de Xiuxiang gujin xiannü zhuan yu wan Qing shike”

典範時間與世俗時間:魏息園的《繡像古今賢女傳》與晚清時刻 (Exemplary Time and Secular Times: Wei Xiyuan's Illustrated Biographies of Exceptional Women and The Late Qing Moment). In Chaoyue kaimo: chongdu Zhongguo nüxing zhuanji 超越楷模:重讀中國女性傳記 (Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History), ed. Hu Ying and Joan Judge. 五南出版社 Wu-nan Book Inc, (forthcoming, 2011).

“A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge about Women: The Chinese Periodical Press, 1872-1918.” Overt and Covert Treasures: Essays on the Sources for Chinese Women’s History, ed. Clara Wing-chung Ho. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press (forthcoming, 2010).

“Minkoku shoki no nichijô seikatsu: Fujo jihô kara yomitoku” 民国初期の 日常生活:『婦女時 報から読み解く(Daily Life During the Republican Period: What we can learn from reading the Funu shibao”). Chûgoku josei shi kenkyû 中国女性史研究 19: (February 2010), 1-21.

“A Translocal Technology of the Self: Biographies of World Heroines and the Chinese Woman Question. Journal of Women’s History Special Double Issue: Critical Feminist Biography as Translocal History, co-ed. Marilyn Booth and Antoinette Burton. 21.4 (Winter 2009), 59-83.

“The Culturally Contested Student Body: Nü Xuesheng at the Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century.” In Performing Nation: New Gender Constructs in Literature, the Visual and the Performing Arts of Modern China and Japan, ed. Joshua Mostow, Cathreine Vance Yeh, and Doris Croissant. (Leiden: Brill, 2008) , 105-32.

“Mediated Imaginings: Biographies of Western Women and their Japanese Sources in Late Qing China.” In Different Worlds of Discourse: Transformations of Gender and Genre in Late Qing and Early Republican China, ed, Qian Nanxiu, Grace S. Fong, and Richard J. Smith (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 147-66.

Expanding the Feminine /National Imaginary: Social and Martial Heroines in Late Qing Women’s Journals. Jindai Zhongguo funü shi yanjiu 近代中國婦女史研究 (Research on Women in Modern Chinese History) 15 (December 2007), 1-33.

'The Power of Print? Print Capitalism and the News Media in Late Qing and Republican China.' Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 66:1 (June 2006): 233-54.

“The Power of Print? Print Capitalism and the News Media in Late Qing and Republican China.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 66:1 (June 2006), 233-54.

“Between Nei and Wai: Chinese Female Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century.” In Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China, ed. Bryna Goodman and Wendy Larson (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), 121-43.

“Blended Wish Images: Chinese and Western Exemplary Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Special Issue of Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China, ed. Susan Mann, 6:1 (2004), 102-35.

“Blended Wish Images: Chinese and Western Exemplary Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” In Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and Cosmopolitanism in Late Qing China, eds. Grace S. Fong, Nanxiu Qian, and Harriet T. Zurndorfer (Leiden: Brill, 2004), 102-35.

“L’Éducation de la Femme et les Manuels Féminins du Début du XXe Siècle: De la mère de Mengzi aux femmes modernes.” In Éducation et Instruction en Chine (Education and instruction in China), eds. Christine Nguyen-Tri and Catherine Despeux (Paris and Louvain: Éditions Peeters, 2004), 171-214.

“Nüxing jiaoyu zhong de wenhua yu wenben chuanbo: lishi qingkuang zhong de 20 shiji zaoqi nüxing keben” 女性教育中的文化与文本传播:历史情况中的20世纪早期女性课本 (Cultural and textual transmission in women education: women’s textbooks in early twentieth century [China]). Faguo Hanxue 法国汉学 (French sinology) 8 (2003), 334-71.

“Beyond Nationalism: Gender and the Chinese Student Experience in Japan in the Early 20th Century.” In Wusheng zhi sheng (III): Jindai Zhongguo de funü guojia 無聲之聲 (III): 近代中國的婦女與國家 (Voices Amid Silence [III]: Women and Culture in Modern China [1600-1950]), ed. Lo Chui-jung (Taipei: Institute for Modern History, Academia Sinica, 2003), 359-93.

“Le Japon de Meiji et la Modernité Féminine en China au début du XXe siècle.” Daruma 12-13 (Automne-Printemps, 2002-03), 197-212.

“The Ideology of ‘Good Wives and Wise Mothers’: Meiji Japan and the Formulation of Feminine Modernity in Late Qing China.” In Sagacious Monks and Bloodthirsty Warriors: Chinese Views of Japan in the Ming-Qing Period, ed. Joshua A. Fogel (EastBridge, 2002), 218-48.

“Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Gender and the Meaning of Modern Chinese Citizenship.” In Citizenship in Modern China, ed. Elizabeth Perry and Merle Goldman (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Contemporary China Series, 2002), 23-43.

“Re-forming the Feminine: Female Literacy and the Legacy of 1898.” In The Historical Legacies of the 1898 Reforms in China, ed. Rebecca Karl and Peter Zarrow (Cambridge, MA: Harvard East Asian Center, 2002), 158-79.

“Talent, Virtue, and the Nation: Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities in the Early Twentieth Century.” American Historical Review 106.2 (June 2001), 765-803.

“Gaizao guojia: wan-Qing de jiaokeshu yu guomin duben” 改造國家: 晚清的教科書與國民讀本 (Transforming the nation: late Qing textbooks and citizen’s readers). Xinshi xue 新史學 12:2 (June 2001), 1-40.

“Meng Mu Meets the Modern: Female Exemplars in Late-Qing Textbooks for Girls and Women.” 近代中國婦女史研究 (Research on Women in Modern Chinese History) 8 (June 2000), 133-77.

“Mingzhi Riben he wan-Qing funü de jiaoyu” 明治日本和晚清婦女的教育 (Meiji Japan and late Qing women’s education). In Kyōsei kara tekitai e 共生から敵対へ (From cooperation to enmity), ed. Etō Shinkichi (Tokyo, Tōhō shoten, 2000), 511-20.

Ma Weilong. “If the Citizens Want to Rid Themselves of the Evils of Autocracy, They Must Have Political Power.” Contemporary Chinese Thought 31.1 (Fall 1999), 44-47. Reprinted in Chinese Rights Reader (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2001), 49-53.

“Amerikajin josei gakusha ga mita ‘Nihon, Chūgoku, Chōsen kan no sōgo ninshiki to gokai no hyōzō’” アメリカ人女性学者がみた「日本・中国・朝鮮間の相互認識と誤解の表象」 (‘Representations of Mutual Understandings and Misunderstandings among Japan, China, and Korea’ as Seen by an American Woman Scholar). In Kokusai Shinpojiumu: Nihon, Chūgoku, Chōsen kan no sōgo ninshiki to gokai no hyōzō 国際シンポジウム:日本・中国・朝鮮間の相互認識と誤解の表象 (International Symposium: Representations of Mutual Understandings and Misunderstandings among Japan, China, and Korea), ed. Yamamuro Shin’ichi 山室信一 (Kyoto: Kyoto University, 1998), 291-93.

“Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Reimagining Femininity in Late Qing Women’s Textbooks.” Transactions of the International Conference of Eastern Studies (Tokyo) XLII (1997), 102-14.

“Publicists and Populists: Including the Common People in the Late Qing New Citizen Ideal.” In Imagining the People: Chinese Intellectuals and the Concept of Citizenship, 1890-1920, ed. Joshua A. Fogel and Peter G. Zarrow (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1997), 165-82.

“The Concept of Minquan in the Late Qing: Classical and Contemporary Sources of Authority.” In Confucianism and Human Rights, ed. Wm. T. de Bary and Tu Wei-ming (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), 193-208.

Wang Fansen. “Qunxue and Society in the Late Qing and Early Republic.” Chinese Studies in History 29.4 (Summer 1996). Reprinted in Imagining thePeople: Chinese Intellectuals and the Concept of Citizenship, 1890-1920, ed. Joshua A. Fogel and Peter G. Zarrow (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1997), 258-78.

“The Factional Function of Print: Liang Qichao, Shibao, and Fissures in the Late Qing Reform Movement.” Late Imperial China 19.1 (June 1995), 120-40.

“Key Words in the Late Qing Reform Discourse: Classical and Contemporary Sources of Authority.” Language and Politics in Modern China 5 (July 1994), 1-33.

“Revolution?: A Review Essay on China, 1898-1912: The Xinzheng Revolution and Japan, by Douglas Reynolds.” Sino-Japanese Studies 6.2 (April 1994), 7-12.

“Public Opinion and the New Politics of Contestation in the Late Qing, 1904-1911.” Modern China 20.1 (January 1994), 64-91.

Conference Papers

Aug. 2010. “Disparate Registers, Different Readers? What Language Suggests about Funü shibao’s Readerly and Writerly Communities." Workshop on Shifting Language Registers in Late Qing/Republican China, August 17-19, 2010, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Dec. 2009. “Portraits of Republican Ladies: Materiality and Representation in the Photographs from Funü Shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Workshop on Visual Culture for SSHRC/Humboldt Project on “Gender and Cultural Production: A New Approach to Chinese Women's Journals in the Early 20th Century,” Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Germany.

Oct. 2009. “Portraits of Republican Ladies: Materiality and Representation in the Photographs from Funü Shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times),” Conference on “History And Visual Images In Modern Chinese Studies,” Santa Lucia Di Tallà, Corsica.

Aug. 2009. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Forum on ‘Print Culture In Comparative Perspective: China And The West,’ Cultural History of Economies Research Hub, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

June 2009. “Minguo zaoqi de richang shenghuo: laizi Funü shibao de qiuzheng” 民国早期的日常生活:来自《妇女时报》的求证 (Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao [The Women’s Eastern Times]). Colloquium on “New Directions in Republican History,” sponsored by the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and the Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

June 2009. “Minguo zaoqi de richang shenghuo: laizi Funü shibao de qiuzheng” 民国早期的日常生活:来自《妇女时报》的求证 (Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao [The Women’s Eastern Times]). International Conference on Gender Studies, University of Michigan-Fudan University Institute for Gender Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai.

May 2009. “A Global Visual Modernity: Translocal Photography in Early Twentieth Century Chinese Women’s Journals.” York 50 workshop on “The Global Modern Transnationalism and The Media In Asia.”

Oct. 2008. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Workshop on “Gender and Cultural Production: A New Approach to Chinese Women's Journals in the Early 20th Century.” York University, Toronto, Canada.

June 2007. “The Globalization of the Chinese Woman Question,” The British Inter-University China Centre (Oxford, Bristol, and Manchester Universities) Launch Conference. St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford England.

June 2007: “A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge about Women: The Chinese Periodical Press (1872-1919),” “An International Conference on the Sources for Chinese Women’s History,” Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

April 2007: “An Evolving Technology of the Self: Female Biography in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century Chinese Women’s Journals,” Conference on “Women’s Magazines, New Women and the Reconfiguration of Genres: China in International Perspective (1898-1949),” Heidelberg University, Heidelberg.

April 2006: “The Politics of Female Virtue in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century China: the Case of Tongzhou,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, San Francisco.

March 2006: “Exemplary Time and Secular Times: Wei Xiyuan’s Lavishly Illustrated Biographies and the Late Qing Moment,” Conference on “Women’s Biography and Gender Politics in China,” University of California, Irvine.

June 2005: “Three Images of Qiu Jin: Reassessing a Chinese Cultural Icon in Light of Japanese Sources,” Thirteenth Berkshires Conference on the History of Women, Scripps College, Claremont.

April 2005: “Twelve World Heroines: Biographies of Western Women and Their Japanese Sources in Late Qing China,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago.

March 2005: “Mediated Imaginings: Biographies of Western Women and Their Japanese Sources in Late Qing China,” Conference on “Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China,” Rice University, Houston.

October 2004: “The Culturally Contested Student Body: Nüxuesheng at the Turn of the 20th Century,” Conference on “New Gender Constructs in Literature, the Visual and Performing Arts of Modern China and Japan,” University of Heidelberg.

June 2004: “Yingci: shijiu, ershi shiji zhi jiaoshi de xinxing nü yongshi” 英雌:十九, 二十世紀之交時的新型女勇士 (The Feminine-Heroic: new-style women warriors at the turn of the 20th century), Conference on “Feminism in China since The Women’s Bell,” Fudan University, Shanghai.

March 2004: “The Politics of Female Virtue in Late Qing China,” Chinese Studies Program, University of California, San Diego.

March 2004: “From Lienü to Nüjie: New Conventions of Female Heroism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, San Diego.

February 2004: “Nationalism and Beyond: Constituting the Chinese Female Historical Subject at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Ethnicity Colloquium Series, University of California, Santa Barbara.

March 2003: “Three Images of Qiu Jin: Reassessing a Cultural Icon in Light of Japanese Sources,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, New York.

March 2003: “Cosmology, Civilization, and the Meanings of Female Virtue in Late Qing China,” East Asian Seminar, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

March 2003: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” Symposium on “Chinese Tradition and the Challenge of Modernity: Politics, Poetics and Gender in the Late Qing Period, 1840-1911,” Rice University, Houston.

Feb. 2003: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” Council of East Asian Studies, Yale University.

Dec. 2002: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

Nov. 2002: “Women, Modernity, and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Oct. 2002: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” Chinese Gender Studies Workshop, Harvard University.

May 2002: “Normative Womanhood and Chinese Nationalism: Local and Global Exemplars in Late 19th and Early 20th Century China,” Twelfth Berkshires Conference on the History of Women, Storrs, Connecticut.

April 2002: “New Lin Daiyus: Female Overseas Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

April 2002: “Reassessing a Chinese Female Revolutionary Icon in Light of Japanese Sources: Three Images of Qiu Jin,” New England China Seminar, Harvard University.

March 2002: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Dec. 2001: “Reassessing a Chinese Female Revolutionary Icon in Light of Japanese Sources: Three Images of Qiu Jin,” East Asian Studies Seminar, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Oct. 2001: “Between Nei and Wai: Chinese Female Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century,” conference on “Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China,” University of Oregon, Eugene.

Aug. 2001: “New Lin Daiyus: Female Overseas Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century,” conference on “Women, Nation, and Society in Modern China (1600-1950),” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

Mar. 2001: “Female Exemplars of the Qing Dynasty: Lienü in a Late Qing Popular Pictorial,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago.

Feb. 2001: “Female Exemplars of the Qing Dynasty: Lienü in a Late Qing Popular Pictorial,” seminar on “Exemplary Women in Texts and Contexts: The Lienü Tradition from Yuan to Late Qing,” Southern California Colloqium on Chinese Studies, UCLA.

May 2001: “Gender, History, and the Nation: The Uses of Female Biography in Modern Chinese Nationalism,” Second International Conference on Intellectual History: Chinese Intellectual History (sponsored by Journal of the History of Ideas), Nanjing, People’s Republic of China.

Aug. 2000: “Meiji Japan and the Emergence of Feminine Modernity in Early-Twentieth Century China,” 36th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Montreal.

July 2000: “Talent, Virtue, and the Nation: Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities in the Early Twentieth Century,” University of Heidelberg.

June 2000: “Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities: The Chinese Female Overseas Experience in Japan in the Early-Twentieth Century,” University of Marburg.

June 2000: “Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities: The Chinese Female Overseas Experience in Japan in the Early-Twentieth Century,” University of Göttingen.

Oct. 1999: “Meng Mu Meets the Modern: The Refiguring of Early Female Instruction Books in Late-Qing Textbooks for Girls and Women,” workshop on “Women and Modernity in Early Twentieth Century China,” UCLA.

Sept. 1999: “Meng Mu Meets the Modern: The Refiguring of Early Female Instruction Books in Late-Qing Textbooks for Girls and Women,” Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

Sept. 1999: “Talent, Virtue, and the Nation: The Emergence of Feminine Modernity in Early Twentieth Century China, Institute of Modern History,” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

July 1999: “Meng Mu Rencontre le Moderne: La Place des Livres d’Instruction Féminine Traditionnels dans des Manuels d’éducation Féminine de Style Nouveau à la Fin des Qing,” conference on Éducation et Instruction en Chine,” L’Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris.

Feb. 1999: “Cultural Continuities: The Politics of Reform at Both Ends of China’s Twentieth Century,” conference on “Turn-of-the-Century China: Identity and Cultural Production in a Global Context,” University of California, Santa Barbara.

March 1998: “Re-forming the Feminine: Female Literacy and the Legacy of 1898,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

March 1998: “Domestic Discourse and Radical Practice: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in Late Qing China,” Columbia University.

Jan. 1998: “Reading Women: The Changing Function and Meaning of Female Literacy in Early Twentieth Century China,” Stanford University.

Nov. 1997: “Domestic Discourse and Radical Practice: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in Late Qing China,” symposium on “New Views on Women in East Asia,” Stanford University.

Oct. 1997: “Knowledge for the Nation or of the Nation: Meiji Japan and the Changing Meaning of Female Literacy in the Late Qing,” workshop on “New Perspectives on the Qing Dynasty,” Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA.

Sept. 1997: “Knowledge for the Nation or of the Nation: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in the Late Qing,” conference on “Education and Society in Twentieth-Century China,” University of Toronto.

Aug. 1997: “The Ideology of ‘Good Wives and Wise Mothers’: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in the Late Qing,” conference on “Chinese Views of Japan in the Ming and Qing Periods,” University of California, Santa Barbara.

May 1997: “Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Reimagining Femininity in Late Qing Women’s Textbooks,” annual Tōhō Gakkai meeting, Tokyo.

March 1997: “Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Reimagining Femininity in Late Qing Women’s Textbooks,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago.

Nov. 1996: “Shibao (‘The Eastern Times’) and Late Qing Print Culture,” Keiō University, Tokyo, Japan.

Sept. 1996: “Shibao he Qingmo de gaige wenhua” 《時報》和清末的改革文化 (Shibao and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China), Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, P.R.C.

March 1996: “Reading Practices and Putting Reading into Practice: Late Qing Textbooks and Citizen’s Readers,” conference on “Authorship, Readership, and Publishing in the Late Qing,” Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA.

June 1995: “1903: Liang Qichao zai Meiguo” 1903: 粱啟超在美國 (1903: Liang Qichao and America), Institute for Research in the Humanities, Kyoto University.

Nov. 1995: “A New Print Culture and a New Culture of Politics: The Late Qing Press,” China Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley.

Nov. 1994: “Publicists, Populists, and the Press: Strategies of Cultural Negotiation in the Late Qing,” University of California, San Diego.

Oct. 1994: “The Rise of the Political Press in Late Qing China,” Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Pomona.

March 1994: “Liang Qichao and Shibao,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

July 1993: “Liang Qichao he Shibao” 粱啟超和《時報》(Liang Qichao and Shibao), Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.

Aug. 1993: “Nationalism and Populism: Evolving Perceptions of the Common People in the Late Qing,” symposium on “Civil Society in East Asia,” 34th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Hong Kong.

Oct. 1992: “Public Opinion and the New Politics of Contestation in the Late Qing, 1904-1911,” symposium on Civil Society in East Asia, Joint Committee for European-American Cooperation in East Asian Studies, Montreal.

Book Reviews

May, 2010. “The Courtesan’s Other: Visibility, Sexuality, and the Republican Lady.” Moving Forward: Gender and Chinese History: A Colloquium in Honor of the Retirement of Professor Susan Mann University of California, Davis.

March 2010. “The Modern Shanghai Visual Imaginary: Magazine Cover Girls and New Cultural Possibilities in The Early Twentieth Century.” Conference on Moderne and Modernity: Visual Narratives of Interwar Shanghai, University of California, Berkeley.

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley. “Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China.” Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 69:2 (December 2009), 193-201.

Zhang Xiantao. “The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press: The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China.” New York: Routledge, 2008. Media History 15:1 (2009), 125-27.

Dec. 2009. “Portraits of Republican Ladies: Materiality and Representation in the Photographs from Funü Shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Invited lecture, University of British Columbia.

Norman Smith. “Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writiers and the Japanese Occupation” UBC Press 2007. University of Toronto Quarterly 78:1 (Winter 2008/2009), 375-76.

Paul J. Bailey. “Gender and Education in China: Gender Discourses and Women’s Schooling in the Early Twentieth Century.” New York: Routeledge, 2006. Journal of Asian Studies 67:2 (May 2008), 677-78.

Kai-wing Chow. “Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China.” In Journal of Interdisciplinary History 37.3 (Winter 2007), 507-08.

Hsiung Ping-chen 熊秉真 and Hsü An-pang 余安邦, eds. “Qingyu Ming Qing: Suiyu pian” 情欲明 清: 遂欲篇 (Sentiment and desire in the Ming-Qing period: volume on the fulfillment of desire); and Hsiung Ping-chen 熊秉真 and Chang So-an 張壽安, eds. "Qingyu Ming Qing: Daqing pian" 情欲明清: 達情篇 (Sentiment and desire in the Ming-Qing period: volume on the realization of emotion). In Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 8.2 (Fall 2006), 359-66.

Tze-lan D. Sang. “The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-Sex Desire in Modern China.” In Journal of the History of Sexuality 13:2 (April 2004), 260-63.

Susan L. Glosser. "Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915-1953." In China Review International 11:1 (Spring 2004), 92-94.

Rebecca Karl. “Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” In The International History Review 25:1 (March 2003), 131-33.

Denise Gimpel. “Lost Voices of Modernity: A Chinese Popular Fiction Magazine in Context.” In Journal of Asian Studies 6:13 (August 2002), 1027-28.

Kathryn Bernhardt. “Women and Property in China, 960-1949.” In The Historian 64:1 (Fall 2001), 163-64.

Michael Tsin. “Nation, Governance, and Modernity in China: Canton, 1900-1927.” In The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 32:1 (Summer 2001), 162-64.

Luo Suwen 罗苏文. “Nüxing yu jindai Zhongguo shehui” 女性与近代中国社会 (Women and modern Chinese society). In Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 1:2 (October 1999), 307-13.

Sun Shiyue 孙石月. “Zhongguo jindai nüzi liuxue shi” 中国近代女子留学史 (A history of modern Chinese female overseas study). In Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 1:1 (March 1999), 177-84.

“Inaugural Statement to Shibao.” In Sources of Chinese Tradition (second revised edition), ed. Wm. T. de Bary (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999), 298-302.

Xiaobing Tang. “Global Space and the Nationalist Discourse of Modernity: The Historical Thinking of Liang Qichao.” In American Historical Review 103:1 (February 1998), 254-55.

Germaine A. Hoston. “The State, Identity, and the National Question in China and Japan.” In Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 28:3-4 (July-Dec. 1996), 88-89.

Roger Thompson. “China’s Local Councils in the Age of Constitutional Reform, 1898-1911.” In China Quarterly 146 (June 1996), 618-19.

Etō Shinkichi and Harold Z. Schiffrin, eds. “China’s Republican Revolution.” In China Review International 2:2 (Fall 1995), 153-57.

Public Lectures

Aug. 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited Lecture, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Aug. 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited Lecture, University of Technology, Sydney China Research Centre, Sydney, Australia.

April 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture. Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts.

April 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

April 2009. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Invited lecture, China Colloquium, China Studies Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Feb. 2009. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Invited lecture, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Nov. 2008. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture, Amherst University, Amherst, Massachusetts.

April 2008. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

May 2008. 《歷史寶筏:過去、西方與中國的婦女問題》(”The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China”). Invited lecture. Presented in Chinese, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

July 2008. ”The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan.

Nov. 2006: “The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Invited lecture, McGill University, Montreal Canada.

April 2006: “The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Invited lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

February 2006: “The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Invited lecture, York Center for Asian Research, York University.

Forthcoming

With Hu Ying. Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History. Berkeley: Global, Area, and International Archive/University of California Press (forthcoming, 2011).

Chinese translation: Chaoyue kaimo: chongdu Zhongguo nüxing zhuanji 超越楷模:重讀中國女性傳記 (Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History), ed. Hu Ying and Joan Judge. 五南出版社 Wu-nan Book Inc, (forthcoming, 2011).

The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Stanford University Press. Forthcoming.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/HIST3770 6.0  Modern China LECT Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/HIST4763 6.0  China Modern: A Cultural History SEMR Course Website 


Joan Judge is cultural historian of modern China with a scholarly focus on print culture and women’s history at the turn of the twentieth century.


She is currently one of the directors of a multi-year international project on “gendered” or women’s Chinese periodicals that seeks to both develop a new methodology for reading the periodical press and to create an online comprehensive database for a number of historically significant journals. In her own work on the project she is intensively studying the journal Funü shibao 婦女時報 (The women’s eastern times) and focusing on two related themes: the relationship among discursive, visual, and ideological registers, and more explicitly between texts, photographic modes of representation, and the new Republican ethos; and the emergence of a demographic of women she is calling Republican Ladies. She has given a number of papers on this evolving research entitled: “The Courtesan’s Other: Visibility, Sexuality, and the Republican Lady.”

Her most recent book publication is The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China (Stanford University Press, 2008). She has also co-edited a volume entitled Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History, (with Hu Ying) forthcoming in 2011 from the Global, Area, and International Archive/University of California Press, and is the author of Print and Politics: ‘Shibao’ and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China (Stanford University Press, 1996). She has written numerous articles on Chinese print culture and Chinese women that have appeared in such publications as the American Historical Review, the Journal of Women’s History, the Jindai Zhongguo yanjiu jikan近代中國研究集刊 (Modern China Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai), and Chûgoku josei shi kenkyû 中国女性史研究 (The Journal of Historical Studies on Chinese Women, Tokyo).

Judge received her PhD from Columbia University in 1993. She taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before moving to Toronto in 2005 and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Division of Humanities at York University. She has spent several years in East Asia both gathering sources and sharing her research findings with Chinese and Japanese colleagues.

Area of Specialization

History


Degrees

PhD, Columbia University
MA, Columbia University
MA, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris
BA, University of Alberta

Professional Leadership

Association for Asian Studies
American Historical Association
Sino-Japanese Studies Group


Research Interests:

Chinese Print Culture, Print Culture in Modern China and in Comparative Perspective, Chinese Women’s History, Reading Practices in China and in Comparative Perspective

All Publications

Books

The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China. Stanford University Press (March, 2008).

Print and Politics: ‘Shibao’and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China. Stanford University Press (December 1996).

Book Chapters

“Footbinding.” Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. David Pong, 4 vols. (Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, an imprint of Gale/Cengage Learning, 2009) , Vol II, 65-67.

"Fang Junying (1884-1923), Chinese Revolutionary and Educator.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. (Oxford University Press, 2007) , Vol. II, 248.

'Between Nei and Wai: Chinese Female Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century.' Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China. Ed. Bryna Goodman and Wendy Larson. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005. 121-43.

'Blended Wish Images: Chinese and Western Exemplary Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.' Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and Cosmopolitanism in Late Qing China. Ed. Grace S. Fong, Nanxiu Qian, and Harriet T. Zurndorfer. Leiden: Brill, 2004. 102-35.

'Beyond Nationalism: Gender and the Chinese Student Experience in Japan in the Early 20th Century.' Wusheng zhi sheng (III): Jindai Zhongguo de funü guojia (Voices Amid Silence [III]: Women and Culture in Modern China [1600-1950]). Ed. Lo Chui-jung. Taipei: Institute for Modern History, Academia Sinica, 2003. 359-93.

Journal Articles

“Dianfan shijian yu shisu shijian: Wei Xiyuan de Xiuxiang gujin xiannü zhuan yu wan Qing shike”

典範時間與世俗時間:魏息園的《繡像古今賢女傳》與晚清時刻 (Exemplary Time and Secular Times: Wei Xiyuan's Illustrated Biographies of Exceptional Women and The Late Qing Moment). In Chaoyue kaimo: chongdu Zhongguo nüxing zhuanji 超越楷模:重讀中國女性傳記 (Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History), ed. Hu Ying and Joan Judge. 五南出版社 Wu-nan Book Inc, (forthcoming, 2011).

“A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge about Women: The Chinese Periodical Press, 1872-1918.” Overt and Covert Treasures: Essays on the Sources for Chinese Women’s History, ed. Clara Wing-chung Ho. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press (forthcoming, 2010).

“Minkoku shoki no nichijô seikatsu: Fujo jihô kara yomitoku” 民国初期の 日常生活:『婦女時 報から読み解く(Daily Life During the Republican Period: What we can learn from reading the Funu shibao”). Chûgoku josei shi kenkyû 中国女性史研究 19: (February 2010), 1-21.

“A Translocal Technology of the Self: Biographies of World Heroines and the Chinese Woman Question. Journal of Women’s History Special Double Issue: Critical Feminist Biography as Translocal History, co-ed. Marilyn Booth and Antoinette Burton. 21.4 (Winter 2009), 59-83.

“The Culturally Contested Student Body: Nü Xuesheng at the Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century.” In Performing Nation: New Gender Constructs in Literature, the Visual and the Performing Arts of Modern China and Japan, ed. Joshua Mostow, Cathreine Vance Yeh, and Doris Croissant. (Leiden: Brill, 2008) , 105-32.

“Mediated Imaginings: Biographies of Western Women and their Japanese Sources in Late Qing China.” In Different Worlds of Discourse: Transformations of Gender and Genre in Late Qing and Early Republican China, ed, Qian Nanxiu, Grace S. Fong, and Richard J. Smith (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 147-66.

Expanding the Feminine /National Imaginary: Social and Martial Heroines in Late Qing Women’s Journals. Jindai Zhongguo funü shi yanjiu 近代中國婦女史研究 (Research on Women in Modern Chinese History) 15 (December 2007), 1-33.

'The Power of Print? Print Capitalism and the News Media in Late Qing and Republican China.' Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 66:1 (June 2006): 233-54.

“The Power of Print? Print Capitalism and the News Media in Late Qing and Republican China.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 66:1 (June 2006), 233-54.

“Between Nei and Wai: Chinese Female Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century.” In Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China, ed. Bryna Goodman and Wendy Larson (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), 121-43.

“Blended Wish Images: Chinese and Western Exemplary Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Special Issue of Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China, ed. Susan Mann, 6:1 (2004), 102-35.

“Blended Wish Images: Chinese and Western Exemplary Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” In Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and Cosmopolitanism in Late Qing China, eds. Grace S. Fong, Nanxiu Qian, and Harriet T. Zurndorfer (Leiden: Brill, 2004), 102-35.

“L’Éducation de la Femme et les Manuels Féminins du Début du XXe Siècle: De la mère de Mengzi aux femmes modernes.” In Éducation et Instruction en Chine (Education and instruction in China), eds. Christine Nguyen-Tri and Catherine Despeux (Paris and Louvain: Éditions Peeters, 2004), 171-214.

“Nüxing jiaoyu zhong de wenhua yu wenben chuanbo: lishi qingkuang zhong de 20 shiji zaoqi nüxing keben” 女性教育中的文化与文本传播:历史情况中的20世纪早期女性课本 (Cultural and textual transmission in women education: women’s textbooks in early twentieth century [China]). Faguo Hanxue 法国汉学 (French sinology) 8 (2003), 334-71.

“Beyond Nationalism: Gender and the Chinese Student Experience in Japan in the Early 20th Century.” In Wusheng zhi sheng (III): Jindai Zhongguo de funü guojia 無聲之聲 (III): 近代中國的婦女與國家 (Voices Amid Silence [III]: Women and Culture in Modern China [1600-1950]), ed. Lo Chui-jung (Taipei: Institute for Modern History, Academia Sinica, 2003), 359-93.

“Le Japon de Meiji et la Modernité Féminine en China au début du XXe siècle.” Daruma 12-13 (Automne-Printemps, 2002-03), 197-212.

“The Ideology of ‘Good Wives and Wise Mothers’: Meiji Japan and the Formulation of Feminine Modernity in Late Qing China.” In Sagacious Monks and Bloodthirsty Warriors: Chinese Views of Japan in the Ming-Qing Period, ed. Joshua A. Fogel (EastBridge, 2002), 218-48.

“Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Gender and the Meaning of Modern Chinese Citizenship.” In Citizenship in Modern China, ed. Elizabeth Perry and Merle Goldman (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Contemporary China Series, 2002), 23-43.

“Re-forming the Feminine: Female Literacy and the Legacy of 1898.” In The Historical Legacies of the 1898 Reforms in China, ed. Rebecca Karl and Peter Zarrow (Cambridge, MA: Harvard East Asian Center, 2002), 158-79.

“Talent, Virtue, and the Nation: Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities in the Early Twentieth Century.” American Historical Review 106.2 (June 2001), 765-803.

“Gaizao guojia: wan-Qing de jiaokeshu yu guomin duben” 改造國家: 晚清的教科書與國民讀本 (Transforming the nation: late Qing textbooks and citizen’s readers). Xinshi xue 新史學 12:2 (June 2001), 1-40.

“Meng Mu Meets the Modern: Female Exemplars in Late-Qing Textbooks for Girls and Women.” 近代中國婦女史研究 (Research on Women in Modern Chinese History) 8 (June 2000), 133-77.

“Mingzhi Riben he wan-Qing funü de jiaoyu” 明治日本和晚清婦女的教育 (Meiji Japan and late Qing women’s education). In Kyōsei kara tekitai e 共生から敵対へ (From cooperation to enmity), ed. Etō Shinkichi (Tokyo, Tōhō shoten, 2000), 511-20.

Ma Weilong. “If the Citizens Want to Rid Themselves of the Evils of Autocracy, They Must Have Political Power.” Contemporary Chinese Thought 31.1 (Fall 1999), 44-47. Reprinted in Chinese Rights Reader (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2001), 49-53.

“Amerikajin josei gakusha ga mita ‘Nihon, Chūgoku, Chōsen kan no sōgo ninshiki to gokai no hyōzō’” アメリカ人女性学者がみた「日本・中国・朝鮮間の相互認識と誤解の表象」 (‘Representations of Mutual Understandings and Misunderstandings among Japan, China, and Korea’ as Seen by an American Woman Scholar). In Kokusai Shinpojiumu: Nihon, Chūgoku, Chōsen kan no sōgo ninshiki to gokai no hyōzō 国際シンポジウム:日本・中国・朝鮮間の相互認識と誤解の表象 (International Symposium: Representations of Mutual Understandings and Misunderstandings among Japan, China, and Korea), ed. Yamamuro Shin’ichi 山室信一 (Kyoto: Kyoto University, 1998), 291-93.

“Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Reimagining Femininity in Late Qing Women’s Textbooks.” Transactions of the International Conference of Eastern Studies (Tokyo) XLII (1997), 102-14.

“Publicists and Populists: Including the Common People in the Late Qing New Citizen Ideal.” In Imagining the People: Chinese Intellectuals and the Concept of Citizenship, 1890-1920, ed. Joshua A. Fogel and Peter G. Zarrow (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1997), 165-82.

“The Concept of Minquan in the Late Qing: Classical and Contemporary Sources of Authority.” In Confucianism and Human Rights, ed. Wm. T. de Bary and Tu Wei-ming (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), 193-208.

Wang Fansen. “Qunxue and Society in the Late Qing and Early Republic.” Chinese Studies in History 29.4 (Summer 1996). Reprinted in Imagining thePeople: Chinese Intellectuals and the Concept of Citizenship, 1890-1920, ed. Joshua A. Fogel and Peter G. Zarrow (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1997), 258-78.

“The Factional Function of Print: Liang Qichao, Shibao, and Fissures in the Late Qing Reform Movement.” Late Imperial China 19.1 (June 1995), 120-40.

“Key Words in the Late Qing Reform Discourse: Classical and Contemporary Sources of Authority.” Language and Politics in Modern China 5 (July 1994), 1-33.

“Revolution?: A Review Essay on China, 1898-1912: The Xinzheng Revolution and Japan, by Douglas Reynolds.” Sino-Japanese Studies 6.2 (April 1994), 7-12.

“Public Opinion and the New Politics of Contestation in the Late Qing, 1904-1911.” Modern China 20.1 (January 1994), 64-91.

Conference Papers

Aug. 2010. “Disparate Registers, Different Readers? What Language Suggests about Funü shibao’s Readerly and Writerly Communities." Workshop on Shifting Language Registers in Late Qing/Republican China, August 17-19, 2010, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Dec. 2009. “Portraits of Republican Ladies: Materiality and Representation in the Photographs from Funü Shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Workshop on Visual Culture for SSHRC/Humboldt Project on “Gender and Cultural Production: A New Approach to Chinese Women's Journals in the Early 20th Century,” Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Germany.

Oct. 2009. “Portraits of Republican Ladies: Materiality and Representation in the Photographs from Funü Shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times),” Conference on “History And Visual Images In Modern Chinese Studies,” Santa Lucia Di Tallà, Corsica.

Aug. 2009. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Forum on ‘Print Culture In Comparative Perspective: China And The West,’ Cultural History of Economies Research Hub, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

June 2009. “Minguo zaoqi de richang shenghuo: laizi Funü shibao de qiuzheng” 民国早期的日常生活:来自《妇女时报》的求证 (Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao [The Women’s Eastern Times]). Colloquium on “New Directions in Republican History,” sponsored by the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and the Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

June 2009. “Minguo zaoqi de richang shenghuo: laizi Funü shibao de qiuzheng” 民国早期的日常生活:来自《妇女时报》的求证 (Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao [The Women’s Eastern Times]). International Conference on Gender Studies, University of Michigan-Fudan University Institute for Gender Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai.

May 2009. “A Global Visual Modernity: Translocal Photography in Early Twentieth Century Chinese Women’s Journals.” York 50 workshop on “The Global Modern Transnationalism and The Media In Asia.”

Oct. 2008. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Workshop on “Gender and Cultural Production: A New Approach to Chinese Women's Journals in the Early 20th Century.” York University, Toronto, Canada.

June 2007. “The Globalization of the Chinese Woman Question,” The British Inter-University China Centre (Oxford, Bristol, and Manchester Universities) Launch Conference. St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford England.

June 2007: “A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge about Women: The Chinese Periodical Press (1872-1919),” “An International Conference on the Sources for Chinese Women’s History,” Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

April 2007: “An Evolving Technology of the Self: Female Biography in Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century Chinese Women’s Journals,” Conference on “Women’s Magazines, New Women and the Reconfiguration of Genres: China in International Perspective (1898-1949),” Heidelberg University, Heidelberg.

April 2006: “The Politics of Female Virtue in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century China: the Case of Tongzhou,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, San Francisco.

March 2006: “Exemplary Time and Secular Times: Wei Xiyuan’s Lavishly Illustrated Biographies and the Late Qing Moment,” Conference on “Women’s Biography and Gender Politics in China,” University of California, Irvine.

June 2005: “Three Images of Qiu Jin: Reassessing a Chinese Cultural Icon in Light of Japanese Sources,” Thirteenth Berkshires Conference on the History of Women, Scripps College, Claremont.

April 2005: “Twelve World Heroines: Biographies of Western Women and Their Japanese Sources in Late Qing China,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago.

March 2005: “Mediated Imaginings: Biographies of Western Women and Their Japanese Sources in Late Qing China,” Conference on “Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China,” Rice University, Houston.

October 2004: “The Culturally Contested Student Body: Nüxuesheng at the Turn of the 20th Century,” Conference on “New Gender Constructs in Literature, the Visual and Performing Arts of Modern China and Japan,” University of Heidelberg.

June 2004: “Yingci: shijiu, ershi shiji zhi jiaoshi de xinxing nü yongshi” 英雌:十九, 二十世紀之交時的新型女勇士 (The Feminine-Heroic: new-style women warriors at the turn of the 20th century), Conference on “Feminism in China since The Women’s Bell,” Fudan University, Shanghai.

March 2004: “The Politics of Female Virtue in Late Qing China,” Chinese Studies Program, University of California, San Diego.

March 2004: “From Lienü to Nüjie: New Conventions of Female Heroism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, San Diego.

February 2004: “Nationalism and Beyond: Constituting the Chinese Female Historical Subject at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Ethnicity Colloquium Series, University of California, Santa Barbara.

March 2003: “Three Images of Qiu Jin: Reassessing a Cultural Icon in Light of Japanese Sources,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, New York.

March 2003: “Cosmology, Civilization, and the Meanings of Female Virtue in Late Qing China,” East Asian Seminar, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

March 2003: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” Symposium on “Chinese Tradition and the Challenge of Modernity: Politics, Poetics and Gender in the Late Qing Period, 1840-1911,” Rice University, Houston.

Feb. 2003: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” Council of East Asian Studies, Yale University.

Dec. 2002: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

Nov. 2002: “Women, Modernity, and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Oct. 2002: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” Chinese Gender Studies Workshop, Harvard University.

May 2002: “Normative Womanhood and Chinese Nationalism: Local and Global Exemplars in Late 19th and Early 20th Century China,” Twelfth Berkshires Conference on the History of Women, Storrs, Connecticut.

April 2002: “New Lin Daiyus: Female Overseas Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

April 2002: “Reassessing a Chinese Female Revolutionary Icon in Light of Japanese Sources: Three Images of Qiu Jin,” New England China Seminar, Harvard University.

March 2002: “Exemplary Women and the Uses of History in Early Twentieth Century China,” School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Dec. 2001: “Reassessing a Chinese Female Revolutionary Icon in Light of Japanese Sources: Three Images of Qiu Jin,” East Asian Studies Seminar, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Oct. 2001: “Between Nei and Wai: Chinese Female Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century,” conference on “Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China,” University of Oregon, Eugene.

Aug. 2001: “New Lin Daiyus: Female Overseas Students in Japan in the Early Twentieth Century,” conference on “Women, Nation, and Society in Modern China (1600-1950),” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

Mar. 2001: “Female Exemplars of the Qing Dynasty: Lienü in a Late Qing Popular Pictorial,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago.

Feb. 2001: “Female Exemplars of the Qing Dynasty: Lienü in a Late Qing Popular Pictorial,” seminar on “Exemplary Women in Texts and Contexts: The Lienü Tradition from Yuan to Late Qing,” Southern California Colloqium on Chinese Studies, UCLA.

May 2001: “Gender, History, and the Nation: The Uses of Female Biography in Modern Chinese Nationalism,” Second International Conference on Intellectual History: Chinese Intellectual History (sponsored by Journal of the History of Ideas), Nanjing, People’s Republic of China.

Aug. 2000: “Meiji Japan and the Emergence of Feminine Modernity in Early-Twentieth Century China,” 36th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Montreal.

July 2000: “Talent, Virtue, and the Nation: Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities in the Early Twentieth Century,” University of Heidelberg.

June 2000: “Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities: The Chinese Female Overseas Experience in Japan in the Early-Twentieth Century,” University of Marburg.

June 2000: “Chinese Nationalisms and Female Subjectivities: The Chinese Female Overseas Experience in Japan in the Early-Twentieth Century,” University of Göttingen.

Oct. 1999: “Meng Mu Meets the Modern: The Refiguring of Early Female Instruction Books in Late-Qing Textbooks for Girls and Women,” workshop on “Women and Modernity in Early Twentieth Century China,” UCLA.

Sept. 1999: “Meng Mu Meets the Modern: The Refiguring of Early Female Instruction Books in Late-Qing Textbooks for Girls and Women,” Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

Sept. 1999: “Talent, Virtue, and the Nation: The Emergence of Feminine Modernity in Early Twentieth Century China, Institute of Modern History,” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

July 1999: “Meng Mu Rencontre le Moderne: La Place des Livres d’Instruction Féminine Traditionnels dans des Manuels d’éducation Féminine de Style Nouveau à la Fin des Qing,” conference on Éducation et Instruction en Chine,” L’Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris.

Feb. 1999: “Cultural Continuities: The Politics of Reform at Both Ends of China’s Twentieth Century,” conference on “Turn-of-the-Century China: Identity and Cultural Production in a Global Context,” University of California, Santa Barbara.

March 1998: “Re-forming the Feminine: Female Literacy and the Legacy of 1898,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

March 1998: “Domestic Discourse and Radical Practice: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in Late Qing China,” Columbia University.

Jan. 1998: “Reading Women: The Changing Function and Meaning of Female Literacy in Early Twentieth Century China,” Stanford University.

Nov. 1997: “Domestic Discourse and Radical Practice: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in Late Qing China,” symposium on “New Views on Women in East Asia,” Stanford University.

Oct. 1997: “Knowledge for the Nation or of the Nation: Meiji Japan and the Changing Meaning of Female Literacy in the Late Qing,” workshop on “New Perspectives on the Qing Dynasty,” Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA.

Sept. 1997: “Knowledge for the Nation or of the Nation: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in the Late Qing,” conference on “Education and Society in Twentieth-Century China,” University of Toronto.

Aug. 1997: “The Ideology of ‘Good Wives and Wise Mothers’: Meiji Japan and the Reimagining of Femininity in the Late Qing,” conference on “Chinese Views of Japan in the Ming and Qing Periods,” University of California, Santa Barbara.

May 1997: “Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Reimagining Femininity in Late Qing Women’s Textbooks,” annual Tōhō Gakkai meeting, Tokyo.

March 1997: “Citizens or Mothers of Citizens?: Reimagining Femininity in Late Qing Women’s Textbooks,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago.

Nov. 1996: “Shibao (‘The Eastern Times’) and Late Qing Print Culture,” Keiō University, Tokyo, Japan.

Sept. 1996: “Shibao he Qingmo de gaige wenhua” 《時報》和清末的改革文化 (Shibao and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China), Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, P.R.C.

March 1996: “Reading Practices and Putting Reading into Practice: Late Qing Textbooks and Citizen’s Readers,” conference on “Authorship, Readership, and Publishing in the Late Qing,” Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA.

June 1995: “1903: Liang Qichao zai Meiguo” 1903: 粱啟超在美國 (1903: Liang Qichao and America), Institute for Research in the Humanities, Kyoto University.

Nov. 1995: “A New Print Culture and a New Culture of Politics: The Late Qing Press,” China Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley.

Nov. 1994: “Publicists, Populists, and the Press: Strategies of Cultural Negotiation in the Late Qing,” University of California, San Diego.

Oct. 1994: “The Rise of the Political Press in Late Qing China,” Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Pomona.

March 1994: “Liang Qichao and Shibao,” Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

July 1993: “Liang Qichao he Shibao” 粱啟超和《時報》(Liang Qichao and Shibao), Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.

Aug. 1993: “Nationalism and Populism: Evolving Perceptions of the Common People in the Late Qing,” symposium on “Civil Society in East Asia,” 34th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Hong Kong.

Oct. 1992: “Public Opinion and the New Politics of Contestation in the Late Qing, 1904-1911,” symposium on Civil Society in East Asia, Joint Committee for European-American Cooperation in East Asian Studies, Montreal.

Book Reviews

May, 2010. “The Courtesan’s Other: Visibility, Sexuality, and the Republican Lady.” Moving Forward: Gender and Chinese History: A Colloquium in Honor of the Retirement of Professor Susan Mann University of California, Davis.

March 2010. “The Modern Shanghai Visual Imaginary: Magazine Cover Girls and New Cultural Possibilities in The Early Twentieth Century.” Conference on Moderne and Modernity: Visual Narratives of Interwar Shanghai, University of California, Berkeley.

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley. “Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China.” Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 69:2 (December 2009), 193-201.

Zhang Xiantao. “The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press: The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China.” New York: Routledge, 2008. Media History 15:1 (2009), 125-27.

Dec. 2009. “Portraits of Republican Ladies: Materiality and Representation in the Photographs from Funü Shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Invited lecture, University of British Columbia.

Norman Smith. “Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writiers and the Japanese Occupation” UBC Press 2007. University of Toronto Quarterly 78:1 (Winter 2008/2009), 375-76.

Paul J. Bailey. “Gender and Education in China: Gender Discourses and Women’s Schooling in the Early Twentieth Century.” New York: Routeledge, 2006. Journal of Asian Studies 67:2 (May 2008), 677-78.

Kai-wing Chow. “Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China.” In Journal of Interdisciplinary History 37.3 (Winter 2007), 507-08.

Hsiung Ping-chen 熊秉真 and Hsü An-pang 余安邦, eds. “Qingyu Ming Qing: Suiyu pian” 情欲明 清: 遂欲篇 (Sentiment and desire in the Ming-Qing period: volume on the fulfillment of desire); and Hsiung Ping-chen 熊秉真 and Chang So-an 張壽安, eds. "Qingyu Ming Qing: Daqing pian" 情欲明清: 達情篇 (Sentiment and desire in the Ming-Qing period: volume on the realization of emotion). In Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 8.2 (Fall 2006), 359-66.

Tze-lan D. Sang. “The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-Sex Desire in Modern China.” In Journal of the History of Sexuality 13:2 (April 2004), 260-63.

Susan L. Glosser. "Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915-1953." In China Review International 11:1 (Spring 2004), 92-94.

Rebecca Karl. “Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” In The International History Review 25:1 (March 2003), 131-33.

Denise Gimpel. “Lost Voices of Modernity: A Chinese Popular Fiction Magazine in Context.” In Journal of Asian Studies 6:13 (August 2002), 1027-28.

Kathryn Bernhardt. “Women and Property in China, 960-1949.” In The Historian 64:1 (Fall 2001), 163-64.

Michael Tsin. “Nation, Governance, and Modernity in China: Canton, 1900-1927.” In The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 32:1 (Summer 2001), 162-64.

Luo Suwen 罗苏文. “Nüxing yu jindai Zhongguo shehui” 女性与近代中国社会 (Women and modern Chinese society). In Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 1:2 (October 1999), 307-13.

Sun Shiyue 孙石月. “Zhongguo jindai nüzi liuxue shi” 中国近代女子留学史 (A history of modern Chinese female overseas study). In Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 1:1 (March 1999), 177-84.

“Inaugural Statement to Shibao.” In Sources of Chinese Tradition (second revised edition), ed. Wm. T. de Bary (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999), 298-302.

Xiaobing Tang. “Global Space and the Nationalist Discourse of Modernity: The Historical Thinking of Liang Qichao.” In American Historical Review 103:1 (February 1998), 254-55.

Germaine A. Hoston. “The State, Identity, and the National Question in China and Japan.” In Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 28:3-4 (July-Dec. 1996), 88-89.

Roger Thompson. “China’s Local Councils in the Age of Constitutional Reform, 1898-1911.” In China Quarterly 146 (June 1996), 618-19.

Etō Shinkichi and Harold Z. Schiffrin, eds. “China’s Republican Revolution.” In China Review International 2:2 (Fall 1995), 153-57.

Public Lectures

Aug. 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited Lecture, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Aug. 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited Lecture, University of Technology, Sydney China Research Centre, Sydney, Australia.

April 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture. Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts.

April 2009. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

April 2009. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Invited lecture, China Colloquium, China Studies Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Feb. 2009. “Everyday Life in the Early Republic: Evidence from Funü shibao (The Women’s Eastern Times).” Invited lecture, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Nov. 2008. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture, Amherst University, Amherst, Massachusetts.

April 2008. “The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

May 2008. 《歷史寶筏:過去、西方與中國的婦女問題》(”The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China”). Invited lecture. Presented in Chinese, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

July 2008. ”The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China.” Invited lecture, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan.

Nov. 2006: “The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Invited lecture, McGill University, Montreal Canada.

April 2006: “The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Invited lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

February 2006: “The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Invited lecture, York Center for Asian Research, York University.

Forthcoming

With Hu Ying. Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History. Berkeley: Global, Area, and International Archive/University of California Press (forthcoming, 2011).

Chinese translation: Chaoyue kaimo: chongdu Zhongguo nüxing zhuanji 超越楷模:重讀中國女性傳記 (Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History), ed. Hu Ying and Joan Judge. 五南出版社 Wu-nan Book Inc, (forthcoming, 2011).

The Precious Raft of History: China’s Woman Question and the Politics of Time at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Stanford University Press. Forthcoming.


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/HIST3770 6.0  Modern China LECT Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/HIST4763 6.0  China Modern: A Cultural History SEMR Course Website