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Ren-yuan Li
Ren-yuan Li
Position: Assistant Research Fellow
Tel: 02-26523164
Email: ryli@gate.sinica.edu.tw

* Academic Experience

Ph.D., History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 2014.11
M.A. of History, National Taiwan University, 2002

Current Position:
2015.7- ,  Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
2010.8-2015.7 , Research Assistant, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

* Academic Honors

Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, 2012-13
Doctoral Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2005-2008

* Publications
Dissertation ▼
  1. “New Media and Intellectuals during the Late Qing Period: A Study on Periodicals and Publishing Institutions.” Master Thesis, History Department, National Taiwan University, 2002.
  2. “Making Texts in Villages: Textual Production in Rural China during Ming-Qing Period.” PhD diss., Harvard University, 2014.11.


Books ▼
  1. New Media and Intellectuals during the Late Qing Period: A Study on Periodicals and Publishing Institutions. Taipei: Daoxiang, 2005.


Journal Articles ▼
  1. 〈在田野中找歷史:二十年來的中國華南基層社會研究與人類學〉,《考古人類學刊》88 (2018):109-140。
  2. 〈從史料到文本:族譜與明清地方社會研究〉,《中國史學》(東京:中國史學會)25 (2015.10):85-97。
  3. “New Publishing Business and the Career of Literati: The Case of Bao Tianxiao,” Si yu yan (Thoughts and Words) 43.3 (2005): 53-105.
  4. “Revisiting ‘the Kingdom of Daughters’: Gender Discourse on the Mirror of Flowers from the Middle Qing,” Bulletin of the Department of History, National Taiwan University 28 (2001): 127-156.


Book Chapters ▼
  1. “Recent Trends in the History of Reading: Practices, Processes and Effects of Reading,” in Department of History, Fudan University and Research Center of Modernization in China and the World, Fudan University, eds., Research on Modern China (Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 2009), vol.4, pp.213-254.
  2. “Media in the Epoch of Intellectual Transformation: Periodicals and Publishing Institutions during the End of the Qing and the Early Republican Period,” in Wang Fansen, ed., The Transformative Epoch in Modern Chinese Intellectual History: Festschrift for Chang Hao on His Seventieth Birthday (Taipei: Lianjing, 2007), pp. 3-49.
  3. “Media and Intellectuals in the Late Qing: the Cases in the Yangtze Delta,” in Xü Jilin, ed., Intellectuals in Public Sphere (Nanjing: Jiangsu remin, 2007), pp. 245-262.


Conference Papers ▼
  1. 〈族群標籤與族群認同:閩東浙南的畬族族譜〉,發表於廈門大學民間歷史文獻中心主辦,「第十屆歷史文獻論壇」,廈門,2018年11月24-25日。
  2. “Selling Domestic Knowledge: the Publication of the Required Knowledge for Family Use and the Formulation of Ideal Family” (paper presented at Association for Asian Studies, 2018 Annual Conference, Washing D.C., USA, March 22-25, 2018).
  3. 〈漁鹽關係與濱海社會:閩江口鹽碑解讀〉,發表於廈門大學民間歷史文獻中心主辦,「第九屆歷史文獻論壇」,廈門,2017年11月25-26日。
  4. 〈居家必用:家用知識的集結出版及其意義〉,發表於科技部訊息傳播與國家社會聯繫——議題研發及國際合作推動計畫主辦,「訊息傳播與知識實踐」工作坊,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2017年10月27-28日。
  5. 〈Placing Texts on Chinese Pages: From Bamboo Slips to Printed Papers〉,發表於中央研究院歷史語言研究所主辦,「Impagination: Forms, Media and Circulation of Writing and Publication」國際學術研討會,臺北:中央研究院歷史語言研究所,2017年3月20-22日。
  6. 〈資源控制與濱海地方社會:讀壺江嶼「散幫認課德政碑」〉,發表於「第八屆民間歷史文獻論壇」,廈門:廈門大學民間歷史文獻中心,2016年11月24-27日。
  7. “Transmitting Textual Knowledge in Chinese Villages: Household Encyclopedia and Written Manuals” (paper presented at 21st Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 23-28, 2016).
  8. “Reading Household Encyclopedia: The Transmission of Textual Knowledge in Chinese Villages” (paper presented at Encyclopedias for Everyday Life (Wanbao quanshu 萬寶全書): Texts and Readers Workshop, held by Heidelberg University and York University, Heidelberg, April 29-30, 2016).
  9. 〈從律例變化看明代前半葉的海疆管制〉,發表於中央研究院明清研究推動委員會主辦,「2015明清研究國際學術研討會」,臺北:中央研究院,2015年12月10-11日。
  10. 〈從史料到文本:族譜與明清地方社會研究〉,發表於廈門大學民間歷史文獻中心主辦,「第七屆民間文獻論壇」,廈門,2015年11月21-22日。
  11. 〈Identity Politics and Its Local Medium: Displaying Texts in Chinese Villages〉,發表於華東師範大學-不列顛哥倫比亞大學現代中國與世界聯合研究中心與東京大學大學院綜合文化研究科區域文化研究系主辦,「明清以來的地方意識與國家認同」國際學術研討會,上海,2015年3月28-31日。
  12. 〈十八世紀到十九世紀末屏南的族譜編纂與文本生產〉,發表於廈門大學地方歷史文獻中心主辦,「第六屆民間歷史文獻論壇」,廈門,2014年12月5-7日。
  13. 〈Documenting the Regime: Official Documentation and Local Society during the Ming〉,發表於香港中文大學、中山大學歷史人類學研究中心主辦,「明清國家制度與東南濱海地域社會」學術研討會,溫州,2014年11月14-18日。
  14. “Compiling Genealogy in Northeastern Fujian during the Late Ming Period: The Case of the Yao of Ruiyun Village in Northern Gutian.” The Third Forum on Documents of Local History. Xiamen, China. December 10-11, 2011.
  15. “New Directions in the Studies of Political History of Modern China.” Modern Chinese Politics from the Perspective of New Cultural History Workshop. Shanghai, China. November 26-27, 2011.
  16. 〈民間文獻的收集與解讀——以華南研究為例〉,發表於國立清華大學人文社會研究中心主辦,「季風亞洲與多元文化系列討論會」,新竹:清華大學人文社會學院,2011年10月6日。
  17. “The Early Development of the Belief of the Lady Linshui: the Ming and Before.” The First Conference on the Lady Linshui, Chen Jinggu. Gutian, China. October 21-25, 2010.
  18. “A Preliminary Study on the Chen Family Collection in Longtan Village.” The Second Forum on Documents of Local History. Xiamen, China. July 16-18, 2010.
  19. “Reading in Villages: Some Observation from a Family Collection in Southeastern China” Graduate Conference in Book History. Cambridge, USA, May 6, 2010.
  20. “Textual Practices and Local Society during the Ming-Qing Period.” Conference on Regional Culture in Southeastern China. Taishun, China. November 5-8, 2009.
  21. “On the Reception of New Media and Periodicals during the Late Qing.” Workshop on Intellectuals and Public Space in East Asian History. Shanghai, China. June 10-11, 2006.
  22. “New Publishing Business and the Career of Literati: The Case of Bao Tianxiao.” Workshop on Publishing and Reading Culture in Modern China. Taipei, Taiwan. May 25, 2005.
  23. “Revisiting ‘the Kingdom of Daughters’: Gender Discourse on the Mirror of Flowers from the Middle Qing.” Conference on Modern China for Graduate Students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China. Guangzhou, China. May 26, 2000.


Other Writings ▼
  1. 〈遇見傳統漢人社會中的非典型家庭〉,「歷史學柑仔店」網站,2018.3.9。
  2. 〈閱讀史的課題與觀點:實踐、過程、效應〉,《當代歷史學新趨勢論文集》(臺北:聯經出版公司,2018)。
  3. 〈導讀〉,《中國最後的帝國:大清王朝》(臺大出版中心20週年紀念選輯第7冊)(臺北:國立臺灣大學出版中心,2016)。
  4. “From Literature to Sociology of Literature: Interview of Prof. Michel Hockx,” in Revolution, Enlightenment and Lyricism: Studies of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Taipei: Yunchen, 2011), pp. 167-182.


Book Reviews ▼
  1. 〈評Joseph R. Dennis, Writing, Publishing and Reading: Local Gazetteers in Imperial China, 1100-1700〉,《漢學研究》35.2 (2017):365-371。
  2. “Review of Kent Guy, Qing Governors and Their Provinces: The Evolution of Territorial Administration in China, 1644-1796,” New History 22.4 (2011.12): 229-239.
  3. Max Ke-wu Huang and Ren-yuan Li, “Paul Cohen, History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth,Selection of Book Reviews on Modern Chinese History (Taipei: Academia Historica, 2001), vol.26, pp. 47-78.


Translation ▼
  1. William Rowe, China’s Last Empire: The Great Qing (Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2013). (with Chang Yuan)
  2. Michael Szonyi, “The Politics of Memory in Geopolitical Flashpoint: Kinmen (Quemoy), 1949-2008,” Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology 71 (2009): 47-69.
  3. Michael Szonyi, “Translator’s Note,” in Zheng Zhenman, ed., Family Lineage Organization and Social Change in Ming and Qing Fujian (Beijing: Remin University, 2009), 1-16.
  4. Wilt L. Idema, “Writing Women of Dynastic China: A Survey of English-Language Scholarship,” in Grace Fong and Wilt Idema, eds., Collection of Women’s Writing in Harvard-Yenching Library (Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2009).
  5. Mark Elliott, “Manchu Archives and New Qing History,” National Palace Museum Quarterly 24.2 (2006): 1-18.


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