University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
chgs@umn.edu
612-624-0256


CHGS

Ann B Waltner

612/626-5149
Department of History 912 HellerH 271 19th Ave S

Specialties

  • ritual
  • law
  • religion
  • traditional Chinese social history
  • law
  • gender
  • analysis of historical documentation
  • rumor
  • gossip
  • chinese history
  • world history
  • feminism

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Chinese History, University of California, Berkeley, 1981.

Publications

  • Family: A World History. Waltner, Ann, Mary Jo Maynes, Oxford University Press, Co-Author, 2012.
  • Temporalities and Periodization in Deep History: Technology, Gender, and Benchmarks of “Human Development": Waltner, Ann, Mary Jo Maynes, Social Science History, 36:1 59-83, 2012.
  • Performing the Map and Music of Matteo Ricci: Waltner, Ann, Linda Pearse, Qin Fang, Ming Studies, 62 1-20, 2010.
  • “Tanyangzi in her own Words and those of Wang Shizhen“ : Waltner, Ann, edited by Joan Judge and Hu Ying, University of California Press, Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History, 2011.
  • “Remembering the Lady Wei: Eulogy and Commemoration in Ming Dynasty China“ : Waltner, Ann, Ming Studies, 55 75-103, 2007.

Research Activities

  • Transition from Girlhood to Adulthood in China and Europe: collaborative project with MJ Maynes, fall 2012 - ongoing
  • Religion and kinship in late Ming dynasty China: the Story of Tanyangzi
  • Spatial impropriety and other transgressions in Shen Fu's Six Records of a Floating Life
  • Family scandal and political crisis in the domestic life of the sixteenth-century literatus Wang Shizhen, as shown in eulogies and letters
  • comparative family history

Creative Activities

  • The Map and Music of Matteo Ricci: Performance with Sacabuche an early music ensemble, using text pulled from seventeenth century sources, December 2010 - ongoing

Professional Activities

  • Associate Dean for Academic Programs: 1997 - 2000
  • Editor, Jounal of Asian Studies: 2000
  • Co-chair, Program Committee, American Historical Association: 1996 - 1997
  • Member, Program Committee, American Historical Association: 1995 - 1996
  • Member of the Board, Association for Asian Studies: 2000 - present
  • Chair, Levenson Prize Committee: 1995 - 1996
  • Chair, CLA Committee on Curriculum, Instruction and Advising: 1996 - 1997
  • Director, Institute for Advanced Study: 2005 - ongoing

Awards

  • Graduate School Grant-in-Aid, 2001 - 2002
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, Summer 2002
  • Graduate School Grant-in-Aid, 1990 - 1995
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, Summer 2001
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1986 - 1987

Courses Taught

  • All 5920 - Topics in Asian Culture
  • Hist 5940 - Topics in Modern Chinese History
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