Historian - Professor - Digital Scholar

Academic Papers


“From paradise to hell: the downfall of French interests in China” in Jay Winter & Kolleen Guy (eds.), Statelessness after Arendt: Refugees in Asia and the Pacific during the Global Second World War, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2024)

“Eminent Chinese of the Shenbao (1872-1891). A digital investigation of news reporting and newspaper-making in late imperial China ”, Journal of Digital History (2024) [paper accepted for publication]

“Unlocking Historical Chinese: A Study on Word Segmentation in Transitional Chinese Texts” (with Baptiste Blouin, Huang Hen-hsen, Cécile Armand, in Proceedings of the Joint 3rd International Conference on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities & 8th International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages, 2023.

Into the Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships from Diachronic Documents: Text-based Temporal Social Network Construction” (with Hen-Hsen Huang, Chieh Yu Lee, Hua-Yuan Hsueh, Jyi-Shane Liu), WI-IAT 2023 proceedings, 2023. [IEEE/WIC WI-IAT 2023 Best Paper Award]

Beyond Digital Humanities: Thinking Computationally” (with Cécile Armand. Digital History Lab 6, April 9, 2023.

HistText: An Application for leveraging large-scale historical textbases” (with Baptiste Blouin and Cécile Armand), Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities, November 10, 2023.

Les aires culturelles, une politique en trompe-l’œil ? L’exemple des recrutements de la section 33 du CNRS”, Espaces-Temps [En ligne], Laboratoire, 2023 | Mis en ligne le 11 avril 2023.

“Fusu yu qianyi : zhanshi shanghai gongye de kongjian huoili” 复 苏 与迁 移 : 战 时 上 海 工 业 的 空 间 活 力 (Regeneration and Mobility: The Spatial Dynamics of Industries in Wartime Shanghai), Quanqiu chengshi yanjiu 全球城市研究 (Global Urban Studies), no. 4, 2022, 50-68

“Faguo de Zhongguo jindaishi yanjiu: yi fen pipanxing de pinggu” 法國的中國近代史研究: 一份批判性的評估 (French research on modern China: a critical appraisal), Shanghai fazujie yanjiu 上海法租界研究, Vol. 4, no. 4, 2022, 169-177

“Introduction: Knowledge, Power, and Networks—Elites in Transition in Modern China” (with Cécile Armand & Huei-min Sun) in Cécile Armand, Christian Henriot, Huei-min Sun (eds.), Knowledge, Power, and Networks. Elites in Transition in Modern China, Leiden, Brill, 2022, 1-21

“X-Boorman. The Biographical Dictionary of Republican China in the Digital Age” (with Cécile Armand) in Cécile Armand, Christian Henriot, Huei-min Sun (eds.), Knowledge, Power, and Networks. Elites in Transition in Modern China, Leiden, Brill, 2022, 54-82

“From Textual to Historical Networks: Reconstructing Social Relations in the Biographical Dictionary of Republican China” (with Cécile Armand), Journal of Historical Network Research, no. 5, 2021, 114-153

“The Battle of Shanghai (January-March 1932): A Study in the Space-Time of War”, Journal of Military History, 85, 1, 2021, 76-94

“Paris in the Orient: a spatial micro-history of the French in Shanghai (1942), Urban History, (with Cécile Armand), available on Firstview, 20 July 2020. doi:10.1017/S0963926820000553

“August 1937: War and the death en masse of civilians”, in Lü Fangshang (ed.), War in History and Memory, Taipei, Academia Historica, 2015, 492-568

“混亂、排斥和屈辱排—戰爭時期的上海難民圖像能彌補記憶的缺失嗎?” (Hunluan, paichi he quru – zhanzheng shiqi de shanghai nanmin tuxiang neng mibu jiyi de queshi ma), in Su Zhiliang 苏智良 (ed.), Dushi shixue 都市史学 (Urban History), Shanghai, Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 2014, 350-373

“Paving the way”, in Ukai Atsuko and Meng Ji (eds.) Translation, History and Arts: New Horizons in Asian Interdisciplinary Humanities Research, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 9-16

“1949 年以前中國的醫學: 性病與賣淫” (1949 nian yiqian zhongguo de yixue, xingbing yu maiyin) [trans. of Medicine, V.D., and Prostitution in Pre- Revolutionary China], in Xu Xinzhong 徐新忠 and Du Lihong 杜麗紅 (eds.), 醫療, 社會與文化讀本 (Yiliao, shehui yu wenhua duben) (Medecine, Society and Culture Reader), Beijing, Beijing daxue chubanshe, 2013, 245-269

“Slums, squats or hutments? Constructing and deconstructing an in-between space in modern Shanghai (1926-1965)”, Frontiers of history, 7, 2 (2012), 499-528

“China Visualised: What Stories Do Pictures Tell ?” (with Yeh Wen-hsin) in Visualising China, 1845-1965. Moving and still images in historical narratives (ed. by Christian Henriot & Yeh Wen-hsin), Leiden, Brill Publishers, 2013, pp. vii-xxv.

“Introduction: Pictures and Public Space in Modern China” (with Yeh Wen-hsin) in Images in History: Pictures and Public Space in Modern China (ed. by Christian Henriot & Yeh Wen-hsin), Berkeley, IEAS Research Monographs, 2012, pp. 1-11


“Wartime Shanghai Refugees: Chaos, Exclusion, and Indignity: Do Images Make up for the Absence of Memory?” in Images in History: Pictures and Public Space in Modern China (ed. by Christian Henriot & Yeh Wen-hsin), Berkeley, IEAS Research Monographs, 2012, pp. 12-54

“City Words, City of Words”, in Shi Lu and Liu Haiyan (eds.), Chengshi yongyu cidian 城市用語詞典 (Dictionary of Chinese city words), Taibei, Airiti Press, 2011, pp. I-XIII

“A Neighborhood under the Storm: Zhabei and Shanghai Wars,” European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 9, no. 2 (2010), pp. 293-321

“Senchû sengo no shanhai ni okeru shi no mondai to kyoryûmin” 戰中戰後の上海に おける死の問題と居留民 (Scythe and Sojourning in Wartime and Postwar Shanghai) in Nihon Shanhaishi Kenkyûkai (ed.) 日本上海史研究会(編), Kenkoku zengo no Shanhai 建國前後の上海 (Shanghai around the time of the birth of the P.R.C.) Tokyo, Kenbun shuppan, 2009, pp. 313-334

Shanghai gongmu yanjiu, 1844—1949” (A study of Shanghai cemeteries) in Yixu Lu and Sun Lixin (eds.), Zhiminzhuyi yu Zhongguo jindai shehui 殖民主義與中國 近代社會 (Colonialism and Modern Chinese Society), Beijing, Renmin chubanshe, 2009, pp. 260-295

“Shanghai”, Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, Ed. Thomas Benjamin. Vol. 3. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007, pp. 1011-1014

“Un veneno para el pueblo. Reflexiones sobre la sostenibilidad y la estrategia de desarrollo en Shanghai” in Joquin Beltran (ed.), Perspectivas Chinas, Barcelona, Bella Terra, 2006, pp. 179-203

“Shanghai and the experience of war: The fate of refugees”, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 5, no. 2 (2006), pp. 217-248

“Introduction”, in Christian Henriot and Wen-hsin Yeh, In the Shadow of the Rising Sun. Shanghai under Japanese Occupation, Cambridge/New York, Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 1-16

“Public health policy vs colonial laissez-faire: STDs and prostitution in republican Shanghai” in Micollier, (ed.) Sexual Cultures in East Asia: The Social Construction of Sexuality and Sexual Risk in a Time of AIDS, London, Curzon Press, 2004, pp. 159-182

“公共衛生政策殖民主義放任政策的對立 – 上海租界的性病與賣淫” (trans. of ‘Public Health Policy vs. Colonial Laissez-faire’) in Ma Changlin 馬昌林 (ed.), 租界里的上海 (Shanghai in Foreign Concessions), Shanghai, Shanghai shehui kexueyuan, 2003, pp. 155-166

“Prostitution et Vox literati à Shanghai avant la Première guerre mondiale”, Clio. Histoire, Femmes et Société, n° 17, 2003, pp. 45-64

“Shanghai” in Michel Foucher (ed.), Asies Nouvelles, Paris, Belin, 2002, pp. 285-287.

“Urbanisation et métropolisation en Chine. Le cas de Shanghai”, Techniques, territoires et sociétés, “La refondation métropolitaine. Une nouvelle phase de l’histoire urbaine”, Tome 1 L’Eurasie post-communiste: Moscou, Shanghai, Hongkong, n° 36, 2002, pp. 147-160

“權力與道德: 1920-1925 年上海的廢娼運動” (Morality and prostitution: The Protestant campaign against prostitution in Shanghai, 1920-1925), 城市史研究 Chengshishi yanjiu (Urban History), vol. 19-20, (2000)

“上海的‘小東京’: 一個對外隔絕的社會 (1875-1945 年)” (trans. of Shanghai’s ‘Little Tokyo’: An Insulated Community (1875-1945)”, 上海研究論從 Shanghai yanjiu luncong (Papers on Shanghai Studies), n° 12, 1999, pp. 350-382.

“Courtship, sex and money. The economics of courtesan houses in 19th and 20thcentury Shanghai”, Women’s History Review, vol. 8, n° 3, 1999, pp. 443-465

“”La Fermeture”: The Abolition of Prostitution in Shanghai, 1949-1958”, The China Quarterly, December 1995, pp. 148-167.

“Pour ne pas conclure”, Cahiers d’histoire, “Lyon et l’Extrême-Orient”, tome XL, n° 3-4, 1995, pp. 445-448

“La réforme de l’emploi dans les entreprises industrielles de Shanghai” in Les métropoles chinoises au XXe siècle (sous la direction de), Paris, Editions Arguments, 1995, pp. 105-128

“Storia urbana e storia della città in Cina, XIX-XX secolo”, Storia Urbana, n° 64, juillet-September 1993, pp. 177-195

“The Evolution of Municipal Institutions in Nationalist China, 1927-1937” in Proceedings of the Conference on the Eighty Year History of the Republic of China, 1912-1991, Taipei, Jindai zhongguo chuban, 1992, pp. 44-61

“Fiscal Modernization and Popular Protest: A Study of Tax Reform and Tax Resistance in Nationalist Shanghai, 1927-1937”, in Symposium on the Modernization in China, 1860-1949, Taipei, Academia Sinica, 1991, pp. 507-532

“Réforme économique et décentralisation en Chine populaire: le cas de la région économique de Shanghai”, Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, vol. 22, n° 1, 1991, pp. 57-92

“‘Einsame Insel’. Shanghai unter Japanischer Herrschaft, 1937-1945” in Hiller, Marlene, Jäckel, Eberhard et Rohwer, Jürgen, Städte im 2. Weltkrieg. Ein internationaler Vergleich, Essen, Klartext, 1991, pp. 28-46

“L’échec de la seconde modernisation, 1911-1949”, in L’Etat de la Chine, Paris, Editions La Découverte, 1989, pp. 103-109

“Municipal Reform in Guomindang China (1927-1937): A First Appraisal”, Republican China (United States), vol. XV, n°1, 1989, pp. 19-37

“Prostitution et “police des moeurs” à Shanghai aux XIXe-XXe siècles”, in La Femme en Asie Orientale, Lyon, CREOC-Lyon III, 1988, pp. 64-93

“L’ouverture de la Chine: une perspective historique”, Asie-Recherches, n°4 (Décembre 1987)

“Les études républicaines [chinoises] en R.F.A”, note de recherche, Etudes Chinoises, vol. VI, n°1 (Spring 1987), pp. 125-144

“La rupture GMD-PCC en 1927: suicide ou assassinat ?”, Cahiers d’Etudes Chinoises, Paris, INALCO, 1986, pp. 45-99

“Essai de prosopographie des élites shanghaiennes à l’époque républicaine, 1911-1949”, (avec M.-C. Bergère et al.), Annales. Economies – Sociétés – Civilisations, n°4 (July-August 1985), pp. 901-930

“Le nouveau journalisme politique chinois, 1895-1911”, Cahiers d’Etudes Chinoises, Paris, INALCO, 1980, pp. 5-80