Anne Reinhardt

Anne Reinhardt
Associate Professor of History
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Hollander Hall Rm 355

Spring 2014 Class Hours: 

Tue/Thu 9:55 am – 11:10 am

Tue/Thu 11:20 am – 12:35 pm

Office Hours:

Tue 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Education

B.A. Harvard University (1990)
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, Asian Studies (1994)
Ph.D. Princeton University, History (2002)

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

HIST 115 / ASST 115 (S)

The World of the Mongol Empire

HIST 212 / ASST 212 (S)

Transforming the "Middle Kingdom": China, 2000 BCE-1600

HIST 213 / ASST 213 (F)

Modern China, 1600-Present

HIST 313 / ASST 313 (F)

The People's Republic: China since 1949

WGSS 319 / ASST 319 / HIST 319 (F)

Gender and the Family in Chinese History

HIST 414 / ASST 414 (S)

Merchant Cultures and Capitalist Classes in China and India

Biography

Anne Reinhardt specializes in the modern history of China.  Her first book, Navigating Semi-Colonialism in China, examines Western and Japanese imperialism in China through steamship transport networks, addressing issues of sovereignty, economic development, and social space.  Her current book project Cultures of Capitalism in China and India, compares the role of nationalist entrepreneurs in processes of decolonization in mid-twentieth century China and India. She has conducted research for these projects in China, Taiwan, Japan, Britain, and India.

Anne has taught at Williams College since the fall of 2005.  Her courses include a two-semester survey of Chinese history (earliest times-present) as well as courses on China since 1949, gender and family, the Mongol Empire, and merchant cultures in China and India.

She holds a Ph.D in history from Princeton University, an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and an A.B. from Harvard University.  She grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Selected Publications

Books:

Navigating Semi-Colonialism: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860-1937.  Forthcoming, Harvard University Asia Center

Articles:

“’Decolonisation’ on the Periphery: Liu Xiang and Shipping Rights Recovery at Chongqing, 1926-38” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 36:2 (June 2008), 259-274.

“Research on Lu Zuofu in the United States and Japan” Lu Zuofu yanjiu (Feb. 2007; Chongqing, China)

“Butterfield and Swire” in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China (Berkshire Publishing Group, 2009)

“Shipping—Asia-Pacific”, “Jardine Matheson & Company” and “China Merchants Steam Navigation Company”—Articles in Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism (Thomson Gale, 2006)

Research Interests

Modern Chinese social and economic history, imperialism/colonialism, comparative empires, China/India comparisons.

Thesis Advised

History:

Loretta Shen ‘11, “Formation of a Lost Generation: The Sent-Down Movement and the ‘Three Old Classes’”

Megan Brankley ‘08, “When a Patron Falls: Contesting the History of 1965 in Post-Suharto Indonesia.” (with Eiko Maruko Siniawer)

Roy Garcia ‘08,  “President Nixon, China, and the Bilateral Strategy: A New Interpretation of Sino-American Rapprochement, 1969-1972.”  (2008)

Asian Studies:

Lane Wang ’11, “The Xin’an Traveling Group: Changing Resistance Propaganda Methods and Political Affiliation during the Second Sino-Japanese War” (2011)

Estalyn Marquis ’06, “Desire and the City: Sex and the City and the Impact of Popular Media in the People’s Republic of China.” (with Christopher Nugent)

Program Connections at Williams

Asian Studies

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies