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WU J’en-shu (吳仁恕)

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Associate research fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica


Prof. Wu Jen-shu is currently a research fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica. He received his Ph.D. from Taiwan University in history. Wu has been in charge of the Urban History Research Group of the institute since 2007. His major research interests are the history of consumption and urban culture in early modern China and include a diverse range of topics : women’s history, the history of tourism, Suzhou social and economic history, etc.. Prof. Wu Jen-shu is the author of an impressive number of papers in Chinese scholarly journals. His most recent publications are A Luxurious Taste : A Consumer Society and Literati during the Late Ming (2007), Expectations and Emotions of Chinese Travellers in the Ming-Qing Era (2010), The City and Chinese Modernity(2010), An Analysis of Urban Riots and Disturbances during the Ming and Qing Dynasties from the Perspective of Collective Action (2011), Spaces of Leisure and Consumption in Late Ming Jiangnan Cities (forthcoming)..

History of Consumption ; Urban history

Ph.D., History, Taiwan University (1996) ; M.A., History, Taiwan University (1991) ; B.A., History, National Chung-Hsing University(1988).
Dates de séjour à l’IAO

September 2012-November 2012

During his stay at IAO, Wu Jen-shu will attend the "Cities in Turmoil : H-GIS & Urban Life in Modern China" Workshop II., as well as processing the very rich data regarding the urban history of Suzhou with the Virtual Shanghai research team. Wu Jen-shu will bring into the project his solid exptertise and knowledge on consumption and urban issues in early modern cities.