SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Dr Valentina Boretti

BA (BLCU), Laurea (Venice), MA, PhD (SOAS)
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Cultural history of toys in twentieth-century China.



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Boretti, Valentina (2021) 'Instructing Adults, Attracting Children: Toy Displays in Republican China'. Strenae, (17) 6309.

Boretti, Valentina (2016) 'Small Things of Great Importance: Toy Advertising in China, 1910s-1930s'. Asia Pacific Perspectives, (13) 2, pp 5-48.

Boretti, Valentina (2008) 'Playing for the nation: Kindergarten toys in republican China'. Revista de estudos chineses/Zhongguo yanjiu, (4), pp 167-180.

Boretti, Valentina (2007) 'Purposeful Leisure: Aspects of Toy Discourse in Republican China'. Princeton University Library Chronicle, (68) 3, pp 881-908.

Boretti, Valentina (2004) 'The Quasi-Genderless Heresy: The Dhutaists and Master Jizhao'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (67) 3, pp 349-368.

Book Chapters

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Boretti, Valentina (2019) 'Patriotic Fun: Toys and Mobilization in China from the Republican to the Communist Era'. In: Honeck, Mischa and Marten, James, (eds.), War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp 17-34.

Boretti, Valentina (2018) 'The "Appropriate" Plaything: Searching for the New Chinese Toy, 1910s-1960s'. In: Brandow-Faller, Megan, (ed.), Childhood by Design: Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, 1700-Present. New York: Bloomsbury, pp 293-315.


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