Professor of History
On Leave Fall 2021
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, Asian Studies (1994)
Ph.D. Princeton University, History (2002)
HIST 115 / ASIA 115 SEMThe World of the Mongol Empire (not offered 2021/22)
HIST 212 / ASIA 212 LECTransforming the "Middle Kingdom": China, 2000 BCE-1600 (not offered 2021/22)
HIST 313 / ASIA 313 SEMThe People's Republic: China since 1949 (not offered 2021/22)
HIST 319 / ASIA 319 / WGSS 319 SEMGender and the Family in Chinese History (not offered 2021/22)
HIST 414 / ASIA 414 SEMMerchant Cultures and Capitalist Classes in China and India (not offered 2021/22)
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.
Navigating Semi-Colonialism: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860-1937. Forthcoming, Harvard University Asia Center
“’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)
Modern Chinese social and economic history, imperialism/colonialism, comparative empires, China/India comparisons.
Eilin Perez, ’14 – The North Korean Mass Education System
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
Lane Wang, ’11 – The Xin’an Traveling Group: Changing Resistance Propaganda Methods and Political Affiliation during the Second Sino-Japanese War
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)
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