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Professor Anne Gerritsen

Anne Gerritsen 

Contact Information:

Room: H018
Tel: 02476 523318


I will be on leave during 2016-17

Academic Profile

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Undergraduate Modules taught in 2012-13
MA modules taught

Completed Research Projects
Selected Publications

'Ceramics in the Ximenez-Da Vega Inventory', contribution to the project entitled 'Reading the Inventory: The Possessions of the Portuguese Merchant-Banker Emmanuel Ximenez (1564-1632) in Antwerp'.

'Material Culture', in Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies. Ed. Tim Wright. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

(eds.) Writing Material Culture History (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), 300pp., 65 B&W illustrations (with Giorgio Riello). For a review, see here: <>

‘Not "Them," but "Us"’, Response to the AHA Roundtable, entitled ‘It's a Small World After All’, online edition of Perspectives on History, Summer 2013.

Bookreview: Dennis Flynn and Arturo Giráldez, China and the Birth of Globalization in the 16th Century (PDF Document) (Farnham: Ashgate Variorum, 2010), for The English Historical Review 128 (2013): 1220-2.

Bookreview: Michael North, Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900, for The English Historical Review 127 (2012): 1232-4.

‘Scales of a Local: The Place of Locality in a Globalizing World.’ In Douglas Northrop, ed., A Companion to World History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Porcelain and the Material Culture of the Yuan Court (1279-1368).’ Journal of Early Modern History 16 (2012): 241-273.

‘Introduction to Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History’ and ‘Material Culture and the Other: European Encounters with Chinese Porcelain, ca. 1650-1800’, with Stephen McDowall, eds., Journal of World History 23.1 (2012).

‘Ceramics for Local and Global Markets: Jingdezhen’s Agora of Technologies’ in Dagmar Schafer and Francesca Bray, eds., Cultures of Knowledge: Technology in Chinese History. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 2011. pp. 164-86.

‘Global Design in Jingdezhen: Local Production and Global Connections’ in Giorgio Riello, Glenn Adamson, and Sarah Teasley, eds., Global Design History (Routledge, 2011): 25-33.

Review of Tonio Andrade, How Taiwan became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century (New York, NY, Columbia University Press, 2008). See here.

Review of David Faure, Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China in volume XLII, no. 83 (May 2009) of Histoire sociale - Social History.

Several contributions to The European World, 1500-1800 (Routledge, 2009). See the Routledge website for details.

'Fragments of a Global Past: Sites of Ceramics Manufacture in Song-Yuan-Ming Jiangxi.' Journal of the Social and Economic History of the Orient, 2009.

'The Tale of Lady Tan: Negotiating Place Between Central and Local in Song-Yuan-Ming China, Medieval History Journal 11.2 (2008), pp. 161-186.

‘Prosopography and its Potential for Middle Period Research’, Journal of Song Yuan Studies 38 (2008), pp. 161-201. Available on Project Muse.

‘The Hongwu Legacy: Fifteenth-Century Views on Zhu Yuanzhang’s Monastic Policies’ in Long Live the Emperor! Uses of the Ming Founder Across Six Centuries of East Asian History, edited by Sarah Schneewind. Ming Studies Research Series, volume 4 (Minneapolis: Society for Ming Studies, 2008), pp 55-72.

Review of Schneewind, Tale of Two Melons in Journal of Asian Studies 66.3 (2007), 832-834.

‘Searching for Gentility: The Nineteenth-Century Fashion for the Late Ming’ in The Quest for Gentility in China: Negotiations beyond Gender and Class, edited by Daria Berg and Chloe Starr, pp. 188-207 (London: Routledge, 2007).

Ji'an Literati and the Local in Song-Yuan-Ming China. Leiden: Brill, 2007. See the limited preview on Google Books. The book has been reviewed in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Song-Yuan Studies, Etudes chinoises 27 (2008):173-77; Xinshixue 21.4 (2010): 247-254.

Friendship through Fourteenth-Century Fissures: Dai Liang, Wu Sidao and Ding Henian.’ Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China 9.1 (2007), pp. 34-69.

‘Shisan shiji Jiangxi Ji’an xiangcun de shenzhi chongbai—lishi xuejia de tianye diaocha’ 十三世纪江西吉安乡村的神祗崇拜, Nanfang wenwu 2, pp. 131-133.

The Many Guises of Xiaoluan: The Legacy of a Girl Poet in Late Imperial China’ Journal of Women’s History 17.2 (2005), pp. 38-61.

From Demon to Deity: Kang Wang in Thirteenth-Century Jizhou and Beyond’ T’oung Pao International Journal of Chinese Studies 90.1-3 (2004), pp. 4-35.

‘A Thirteenth-Century Cult in the Villages of Ji’an (Jiangxi), or ‘Fieldwork for Historians’,’ Journal of Song Yuan Studies 33. pp.181-185.

‘Liu Chenweng (1232-1297): Ways of Being Local.’ In The Human Tradition in Premodern China, Kenneth J. Hammond, editor. (Scholarly Resources, 2002), pp. 111-125.

‘Gods and Governors: Interpreting the Religious Realm in Ji’an (Jiangxi) during the Southern Song, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties’ (Ph.D. thesis, Harvard University). 2001. 349 pages.

‘Visions of Local Culture: Tales of the Strange and Temple Inscriptions from Song-Yuan Jizhou’ Journal of Chinese Religions 28 (2000), pp. 69-92.

'Women in the Life and Thought of Ch’en Ch’üeh: The Perspective of the Seventeenth Century.” in Chinese Women in the Imperial Past: New Perspectives. Harriet T. Zurndorfer, ed. Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1999), pp. 223-257.

Review of Huan Hsu's The Porcelain Thief in The Times Literary Supplement

For my appearance on In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, see podcast here.

Matteo Ricci

See here for a short piece on the Jingdezhen shard market

shards for sale in Jingdezhen

Listen to my appearance on the 'Academic Minute' on WAMC, part of NPR.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anne Gerritsen of the University of Warwick traces globalization to its sixteenth-century roots.

Companion to World History