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Joan Judge

Joan Judge

Faculty Associate



Department of History, York University

Research Keywords:

Modern China; print culture; women’s history

Research Region(s):

China, East Asia, Japan

Research Diaspora(s):

Joan Judge is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and a Professor in the Department of History at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is a cultural historian of modern China with a scholarly focus on print culture and women’s history at the turn of the twentieth century. She is the author of Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press (University of California Press 2015), The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China (Stanford University Press 2008), Print and Politics: ‘Shibao’ and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China (Stanford University Press 1996), and co-editor of Women Warriors and National Heroes: Global Histories (Bloomsbury Academic 2020), Women and the Periodical Press in China’s Global Twentieth Century: A Space of Their Own? (Cambridge University Press 2018), and Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History (University of California Press 2011). She is currently engaged in an SSHRC-funded project with the working title: Quotidian Concerns: Everyday Knowledge and the Rise of the Common Reader in China, 1870–1949.