LI JI 李紀
PhD in History, The University of Michigan
Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Modern Languages and Cultures (China Studies), Faculty of Arts
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Li Ji is Assistant Professor of History jointly at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS) and School of Modern Languages and Cultures (China Studies), The University of Hong Kong. She is a historian trained in three countries — China (B.A. and M.A. at Peking University), USA (Ph.D. at The University of Michigan) and France (Chateaubriand Scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).
Her research areas center on the social, cultural, and religious history of late imperial and modern China, with a particular emphasis on the history of Christianity, religion and local society, women and gender, and cross-cultural studies between China and the West. She has published books and articles in both English and Chinese. Her publications include God’s Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria (The University of Washington Press, 2015). She is currently completing her second book manuscript about a multi-generational Catholic village in northeast China, which seeks to illuminate a set of issues on religious immigrants, place making and identity construction, local society and state building. She is also editing a book volume on Missions Étrangères de Paris (M.E.P) and Chinese Society since the Qing Dynasty and a manuscript collection on Half a Century in Manchuria: Family Letters by Alfred Caubrière (1876 – 1948).
She currently focuses on the study of intricate relationship between religion, local society and state building in modern China. She has received two HK Research Grant Council (RGC) grants, including one General Research Fund (GRF) grant on “Making Religion, Making Local Society: A Social History of a Catholic Village in Northeast China”, and one Early Career Scheme Research Fund (ECS) grant on “Negotiating Spiritual and Urban Space: Local History, Religion and the Making of Modern China”.
Room 119, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3917-5774
Fax: (852) 2559-6143
Book Manuscripts in Progress
Making Religion, Making Local Society: A Social History of a Catholic Village in Northeast China (Monography)
Missions Étrangères de Paris (M.E.P) and Chinese Society since the Qing Dynasty (Edited volume)
Half a Century in Manchuria: Family Letters by Alfred Caubrière (1876-1948). (Co-edited with Mathilde Biard)
2019 “‘Little Flowers’: Chinese Christian Women in Northeast China”, in The Contribution of Chinese Women to the Church, edited by Piotr Adamek and Sonja Huang Mei Tin. Franz Schmitt Verlag, Siegburg, 103-118.
2018 “Catholic Communities and Local Governance in Northeast China”, The China Review, Vol. 18, No. 4 (November 2018), 107-129.
2018 “Resistance, Accommodation and Indigenization: Religion and Political Transformation in Modern China”, Twentieth-Century China, Vol 43, no.2, pp. 188-195.
2016 “‘Sacred Heart’ and the Appropriation of Catholic Faith in Nineteenth-Century China,” in Song Gang, ed., Reshaping the Boundaries: The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 76-90.
2014 “Faith, Gender and Literacy: The Du Letters and Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Northeast China,” Journal of Tsinghua University, 2014.02: 7-16.
2014 “Perspectives, Sources, Theories and Methodologies: A Case Study of Nineteenth Century Catholicism in Northeast China,” in Wu Xiaoxin ed., Narratives from the Hinterland: Perspective, Methodology, and Trends on the Studies of Christianity in China. Beijing: Guangxi Normal University Press, pp. 325-339.
2013 “Dissemination of Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Northeast China: A Study of MEP Archives on Missions Mandchourie”, in Zhao Yifeng ed., Manuscripts, Memories, Localization, and Explanations: New Perspectives on Christianity in Northeast China and Sino-Western Cultural Exchange. Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Publishing House, pp. 107-27.
2013 “God’s Little Daughters: Christian Virgins and Catholic Communities of Women in Northeast China,” The Chinese Historical Review 20.1: 16–33.
2012 “Measuring Catholic Faith in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century China,” in Owen White and J. P. Daughton eds., In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 173-94.
2000 “Women in Revolutionary France: Reform of Inheritance Laws and Public Participation” in Beida shixue (Clio at Beida) volume 7, pp. 58-81.
Ecclesiastical Colony: China’s Catholic Church and the French Religious Protectorate, by Ernest P. Young (London: Oxford University Press, 2013), Frontiers of History in China, 2016, 11(4): 641-644.
Qingdai de huangquan yu shijia (Imperial power and famous lineages in the Qing dynasty) by Huimin Lai (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2010), Frontiers of History in China, 2011, 6 (4): 615-7.
Xiangzu yu guojia: duoyuan shiye zhong de Min-Tai chuantong shehui (Community lineage and the state: traditional society of Fujian and Taiwan through multiple perspectives) by Zhenman Zheng (Beijing: Sanlian shudian, 2009). Frontiers of History in China, 2011, 6(3): 481-3.
Early Career Scheme Research Fund (ECS): “Negotiating Spiritual and Urban Space: Local History, Religion and the Making of Modern China” (2018 – 2020, HK$573,056).
General Research Fund (GRF): “Making Religion, Making Local Society: A Social History of a Catholic Village in Northeast China” (2014 – 2017, HK$ 627,340).
Sin Wai-Kin Junior Fellowship: “Rethinking indigenization and Christianity in China: Alfred Marie Caubrière (1876 – 1948) and his private writings in early twentieth-century Manchuria” (2017 – 2019, HK$150,000).
City and Countryside in China
China in the World: from Sinology to China Studies
Research Skills for China Studies
Women and Gender in Chinese History
China Studies Research Project (Capstone)
God, Guns, Sex: Religion, Revolution, and Gender in Late Imperial and Modern China
Love and Loyalty: Women and Gender in Chinese History
China and the Wider World since 1600
Yu Haizhou, Co-supervisor, Mphil graduate in China Studies, 2017
Sun Qi, Internal examiner, PhD graduate in HKIHSS, 2017