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Anne Gerritsen

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018)

Anne Gerritsen gained her PhD from Harvard University and is a member of the history department at the University of Warwick (UK). Her first book, Ji’an Literati and the Local, was published by Brill in 2007, and her second book, on the local and global history of ceramics manufactures in Jingdezhen, has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press. She has also co-edited several volumes, on global material culture and the history of gift-giving with Giorgio Riello and Zoltan Biedermann, and on micro-spatial histories of labor with Christian de Vito. She has also been working on the global circulation of medical commodities, specifically rhubarb, and she holds a seed-grant from the Wellcome Trust to develop a research network on this subject. At Warwick, she currently directs the Global History and Culture Centre. Between 2013 and 2018, she held the Kikkoman Chair for Asia-Europe Exchange, with special attention to Material Culture, Art and Development. From 2018, she will continue to be seconded from Warwick for one day a week to the University of Leiden, holding the Chair for Asian Art.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Therapeutic Commodities: Medicine and Food in the Exchange between Asia and Europe, 1500–1800


Selected Publications

Gerritsen, Anne (2022). “The Tiger’s Teeth: Local Gazetteers as Sources for Images Related to the Performance of Ritual.” Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies 3: 85–122. https://doi.org/10.25365/jeacs.2022.3.gerritsen.

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Gerritsen, Anne and Kenneth Hammond, eds. (2022). Visual Materials in Local Gazetteers. Special issue, The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies 3. Wien: European Association for Chinese Studies. https://journals.univie.ac.at/index…

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Chen, Shih-Pei, Kenneth Hammond, Anne Gerritsen, Shellen Wu, and Jiajing Zhang (2020). “Local Gazetteers Research Tools: Overview and Research Application.” Journal of Chinese History 4 (2): 544–558. https://doi.org/10.1017/jch.2020.26.

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Gerritsen, Anne (2020). The City of Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and the Early Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108753104.

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