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Department of History

Dr Andrea Janku

MA PhD (Heidelberg)

Overview

Andrea Janku
Department of History

Senior Lecturer in the History of China

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

Name:
Dr Andrea Janku
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4636
Fax:
020 7898 4699
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
310
On Sabbatical:
All Year - 2014/15

Biography

China, Social and Cultural History; The Early Press and the History of Communication; Environmental History- Introduction to the History of East Asia

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • António Barrento, On the Move: Tourist Culture in China, 1895-1949
  • Lin Jiao, Breast-binding and Natural breast in China from 1910s to 1970s
  • Marine Cabos, Landscape photography of China's iconic sites (1840s-1949)
  • Niki Alsford, Spirit of 1895: Two Communities, One Petition, and the Cession of Formosa to Japan

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China
Languages
  • Chinese Mandarin
  • German

Publications

Authored Books

Janku, Andrea (2003) Nur leere Reden: Politischer Diskurs und die Shanghaier Presse im China des späten neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. (Only Empty talk: political discourse and the Shanghai press in the late nineteenth century China). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Edited Books

Janku, Andrea and Schenk, Gerrit J. and Mauelshagen, Franz, eds. (2012) Historical Disasters in Context: Science, Religion, and Politics. New York: Routledge. (Routledge studies in cultural history, 15)

Book Chapters

Janku, Andrea (2014) '“New Methods to Nourish the People”: Late Qing Encyclopaedic Writings on Political Economy.' In: Doleželová‐Velingerová, Milena and Wagner, Rudolf G., (eds.), Chinese Encyclopaedias of New Global Knowledge (1870‐1920): Changing Chinese Ways of Thought. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 329-366.

Janku, Andrea (2012) 'From Natural to National Disaster: The Chinese Famine of 1928-1930.' In: Janku, Andrea and Schenk, Gerrit J. and Mauelshagen, Franz, (eds.), Historical Disasters in Context: Science, Religion, and Politics. New York: Routledge, pp. 227-260. (Routledge studies in cultural history, 15)

Janku, Andrea (2011) 'The Uses of Genres in the Chinese Press from the Late Qing to the Early Republican Period.' In: Brokaw, Cynthia and Reed, Christopher, (eds.), From Woodblocks to the Internet: Chinese Publishing and Print Culture in Transition. Leiden: Brill, pp. 111-157. (Sinica Leidensia, v. 97)

Janku, Andrea (2009) ''Heaven-Sent Disasters' in Late Imperial China: the Scope of the State and Beyond.' In: Mauch, Christof and Pfister, Christian, (eds.), Natural Disasters, Cultural Responses: Case Studies Toward a Global Environmental History. Lanham: Lexington Books, pp. 233-264. (The German Historical Institute studies in international environmental history)

Janku, Andrea (2009) 'What Chinese Biographies of Moral Exemplars Tell Us about Disaster Experiences (1600~1900).' In: Summermatter, Stephanie, et al., (ed.), Nachhaltige Geschichte: Festschrift für Christian Pfister. Zürich: Chronos, pp. 129-148.

Janku, Andrea (2008) 'Kulturelle Spurensuche in den Hungergebieten Henans: ein Reisetagebuch (Searching for the Cultural Traces of the Past in the Famine Districts of Henan Province: a Travel Diary).' In: Leutner, Mechthild and Mühlhahn, Klaus, (eds.), Reisen in chinesischer Geschichte und Gegenwart. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 71-94. (Jahrbuch der deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien ; 4)

Janku, Andrea (2008) 'Zhongguo ziran zaihai shi zhi tansuo: Linfen-xian ge'an yanjiu [中國自然災害史之探索:臨汾縣個案研究] Towards a History of Disasters in China: the Case of Linfen County.' In: Liu, Ts'ui-jung, (ed.), Ziran yu renwei hudong: huanjingshi yanjiu de shijiao [自然與人為互動:環境史研究的視角]. Interactions of Nature and Humans: Perspectives of Environmental History. Taibei: Zhongyang yanjiuyuan, Lianjing chuban gongsi, pp. 165-190.

Janku, Andrea (2007) 'Wei Huabei jihuang zuo zheng: jiedu Xiangling xianzhi ‘zhenwu’ juan [为华北饥荒作证:解读《襄陵县志》“赈务”卷 = Documenting the North-China Famine: the Chapter on Relief Affairs in the Xiangling xianzhi].' In: Li, Wenhai and Xia, Mingfang, (eds.), Tian you xiongnian: Qingdai zaihuang yu Zhongguo shehui = 天有凶年:清代灾荒与中国社会 (Years of Disaster: Natural Calamities and Chinese Society during the Qing Dynasty). Beijing: Sanlian shudian, pp. 479-508.

Janku, Andrea (2006) 'Ironie, Spott und Kritik: Zeitgenössische Ansichten über den Rebellen Kang Youwei (Irony, Mockery and Critique: Contemporary Views on the Rebel Kang Youwei).' In: Roetz, Heiner, (ed.), Kritik im alten und modernen China=Critique in ancient and modern China. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 207-223. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung fuer Chinastudien ; 2)

Janku, Andrea (2004) 'Translating Genre: How the Leading Article Became the Shelun.' In: Lackner, Michael and Vittinghoff, Natascha, (eds.), Mapping Meanings. The Field of New Learning in Late Qing China. Leiden: Brill, pp. 329-353.

Janku, Andrea (2001) 'The North-China Famine of 1876-1879: Performance and Impact of a Non-Event.' In: Measuring Historical Heat: Event, Performance, and Impact in China and the West. Symposium in Honour of Rudolf G. Wagner on His 60th Birthday. Heidelberg, November 3rd - 4th, pp. 127-134.

Janku, Andrea (1999) 'Der Leitartikel in der frühen chinesischen Presse: Aspekte kultureller Interaktion auf der Ebene des Genres (The leading article in the early Chinese press: aspects of cultural interaction as seen from the perspective of genres).' In: Rothermund, Dietmar, (ed.), Aneignung und Selbstbehauptung: Antworten auf die europäische Expansion = Appropriation and self-assertion: answers to the European expansion. Munchen: Oldenbourg, pp. 111-136.

Janku, Andrea (1998) 'Xiandai dushi de wenren he zhishi fenzi de shehui zeren: shi lun Shenbao zhubian Shanghai Huang Xiexun (1852-1925) [现代都市的文人和知识分子的社会责任:试论《申报》主编上海黄协埙 = The modern urban literati and the intellectual’s social duty: the case of Huang Xiexun from Shanghai, editor-in-chief of the Shanghai Daily].' In: Zhang, Zhongli, (ed.), Zhongguo jindai chengshi qiye, shehui, kongjian = 中国近代城市企业、社会、空间. Shanghai: Shehui kexueyuan chubanshe, pp. 272-295.

Articles

Janku, Andrea (2014) 'Guoji rendao zhuyi zai Zhongguo: cong 20 shiji chu de zaizhen tanqi 国际人道主义在中国:从20世纪初的灾赈谈起.' Shixue yuekan, 2014 (4). pp. 15-19.

Janku, Andrea (2013) 'The Internationalisation of Disaster Relief in Early Twentieth‐century China.' Berliner Chinahefte/Chinese History and Society (43). pp. 6-28.

Janku, Andrea (2011) '天灾乎人祸乎:1928-1930 年西北大饥荒. Translation of 'From Natural to National Disaster: The Chinese Famine of 1928-1930'.' Zhongguo xueshu = China Scholarship, 9 (2). pp. 227-262.

Janku, Andrea (2009) 'Linfen fangzhi zhuanji zhong de zaihai tiyan 1600~1900 [临汾方志传记中的灾害体验1600-1900]. Translation of "What Chinese Biographies of Moral Exemplars Tell Us about Disaster Experiences, 1600~1900".' Qingshi yanjiu 清史研究, 2009 (1). pp. 1-9.

Janku, Andrea (2007) 'Towards a History of Natural Disasters in China: The Case of Linfen County.' The Medieval History Journal, 10 (1-2). pp. 267-301.

Janku, Andrea (2004) 'Sowing Happiness: Spiritual Competition in Famine Relief Activities in Late Nineteenth-Century China.' Minsu quyi (民俗曲藝) = Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre and Folklore, 143 . pp. 89-118.

Janku, Andrea (2004) 'Preparing the Ground for Revolutionary Discourse: From the Jingshiwen Compilations to Journalistic Writings in 19th Century China.' T'oung-Pao, 90 (1-3). pp. 65-121.

Book Reviews

Janku, Andrea (2014) 'Review of 'The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited' by Louisa Lim.' LSE Review of Books .

Janku, Andrea (2012) 'Review of R. Kent Guy, 'Qing Governors and Their Provinces: the Evolution of Territorial Administration in China, 1644-1796'.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 75 (1). pp. 205-207.

Janku, Andrea (2011) 'Visualising China: China 1850-1950 – an Interactive Resource.' Reviews in History .

Janku, Andrea (2010) 'Review of Joanna Handlin Smith, 'The Art of Doing Good: Charity in Late Ming China'.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 73 (2). pp. 338-339.

Janku, Andrea (2010) 'Review of Chang Woei Ong, 'Men of Letters Within the Passes: Guanzhong Literati in Chinese History, 907–1911'.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 73 (2). pp. 336-337.

Janku, Andrea (2010) 'Review of Rudolf G. Wagner, ed., 'Joining the Global Public: Word, Image, and City in Early Chinese Newspapers, 1870–1910'.' T'oung-Pao, 96 (1-3). pp. 265-277.

Janku, Andrea (2010) 'Review of Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley, 'Tears From Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China'.' Medical History, 54 (1). pp. 129-130.

Janku, Andrea (2010) 'Review of William T. Rowe, 'China’s Last Empire: The Great Qing'.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 73 (3). pp. 562-564.

Janku, Andrea (2010) 'Review of Lillian M. Li, 'Fighting Famine in North China: State, Market, and Environmental Decline, 1690s~1990s'.' The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China, 10 (1). pp. 255-259.

Janku, Andrea (2009) 'Review of Frank Dikötter, 'The Age of Openness: China Before Mao'.' China Journal, 62 . pp. 235-237.

Janku, Andrea (2009) 'Review of Iwo Amelung, 'Der Gelbe Fluss in Shandong (1851-1911): Überschwemmungskatastrophen und ihre Bewältigung im China der späten Qing-Zeit'.' Zhongguo xueshu = 中国学术, 25 . pp. 251-256.

Janku, Andrea (2005) 'Review of 'Gutenberg in Shanghai. Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876–1937'. By Christopher A. Reed. [Vancouver, Toronto: University of British Columbia Press, 2004. xvii, 391 pp.' The China Quarterly, 182 . pp. 443-445.

Janku, Andrea (2004) 'Review of 'Xiaohong Xiao-Planes, Éducation et politique en Chine. Le rôle des élites du Jiangsu, 1905-1914' Paris: Éditions de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 2001.' T'oung Pao, 90 (4). pp. 438-446.

Janku, Andrea (2003) 'Review of 'Kai Vogelsang. Feng Kuei-fen und sein Chiao-Pin lu k’ang-i'. Hamburg: Hamburger Sinologische Gesellschaft, 2001.' Zhongguo xueshu = 中国学术, 16 . pp. 284-289.

Other

Janku, Andrea (2002) 'Electronic Index to the Early Shenbao (1872-1898).' In: http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/database/shenbao/manual.htm. Heidelberg.

Janku, Andrea (2001) 'Die letzte Saite [Translation of Ming ruo qinxian 命若琴弦, libretto by Wu Lan and Qu Xiaosong, adapted from a short story by Shi Tiesheng and the Yuan-dynasty drama Dou’e yuan by Guan Hanqing].' Hamburg: Peer Musik-Verlag.

Janku, Andrea (2001) 'Nachtbankett [Translation of Yeyan 夜宴, libretto by Zou Jingzhi].' Hebbel-Theater, Berlin.

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