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Antonia Finnane

Race
consumption
Tailoring
culture
diaspora
shops
Maoism
gender
family
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Prof

Antonia Finnane

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Migration From China; Gender; Family Formation
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Prof

Antonia Finnane

 

Antonia Finnane is a graduate of the University of Sydney (first-class honours in history), and the Australian National University, with a PhD in Chinese history. Her early research was in the area of urban history, the focus of her prize-winning book, Speaking of Yangzhou: A Chinese City, 1550-1850 (Harvard, 2004).

An interest in Chinese urban society has led to major research projects on consumption, resulting in a critically appraised book, Changing Clothes in China (Columbia UP 2008), and essays in areas ranging from fashion to department stores. Current research, funded by the Australian research Council, concerns production and consumption in Maoist China, with a focus on clothing manufacture in Beijing and Shanghai. Her Australian base has also meant engagement with Australia's Chinese history: she has written on Jewish migration from post-war Shanghai, and is at present researching the Chinese community in between-the-wars Perth. Essays on contemproary issues arising from this research have been published in Inside Story, The Conversation, and The Deal. Antonia has studied and worked in China for varying periods in her career, beginning with language study in Beijing in the 1970s, and including a period of five years 2008-2012. More recently, in November-December of each year, she taught an intensive subject to Melbourne University students at Nanjing University. She retired from her substantive position in teaching and research and now holds the position of honorary professorial fellow. She is currently the principal supervisor for five PhD students working in Chinese and Australian history, and associate supervisor for another four, all in Asia-related areas.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 69 most recent scholarly works by Antonia Finnane.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2007

The Woodward Medal in Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Melbourne

2006

The Joseph Levenson Book Award for a work on pre-1900 China, awarded for Speaking of Yangzhou, A Chinese City, 1550 - 1850, Harvard University Asia Ce

Association for Asian Studies (USA)

2008

FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


It Access

Arts

Casual

Historical And Philosophical Studies

Honorary

Historical And Philosophical Studies

Fellow

Australian Academy of Humanities

Education


Bachelor of Arts

University of Sydney

Doctor of Philosophy

The Australian National University