Professor Christian Henriot

Brief Biography

Christian Henriot is Professor of modern Chinese history at Aix-Marseille University, Département d’études asiatiques (ALLSH), and research center Institut de Recherches Asiatiques (UMR7306).

Between 2002 and 2005 Henriot was deputy director of the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), where his responsibilities included overseeing and managing the introduction and development of digital technologies and services to the French scholarly community. He is director of the international Virtual Cities project and was the initiator of the French large-scale digital infrastructure for the humanities - Huma-Num (formerly TGE Adonis), which now underpins many national projects including Virtual Cities.

From 1993 to 2002 he was director of the Institut d’Asie Orientale (Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies), CNRS - Lumière Lyon 2 University; between 1987-1992 he was director of the Centre de recherche sur l’Extrême-Orient Contemporain), Jean Moulin-Lyon 3 University, and was also chair of the Department of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean studies, Jean Moulin-Lyon 3 University between 1985 and 1990. Henriot has held the prestigious 'Fellowship in Digital Humanities' at Stanford University.

Selected Books

Scythe and the City. A social history of death in Shanghai (1865-1965), Stanford University Press, 2016

1927-1937 年的上海 – 市政權 , 地方性和現代化 (Shanghai 1927- 1937), Shanghai, Guji chubanshe, 2004, 223 p.

上海妓女:19-20 世纪中国的卖淫业与性 (Belles de Shanghai), Shanghai, Guji chubanshe, 2004, 462 p.

Prostitution in Shanghai. A Social History, Cambridge/New York, Cambridge University Press, 2001, 467 p.

Atlas de Shanghai. Espace et représentations de 1849 nos jours (avec Zheng Zu'an), Paris, CNRS-Editions, 1999, 189 p.

Recent Visiting Positions

Humboldt Research Award 2013, Heidelberg University Research fellow, 2013-2014 Université Fudan (Shanghai).

Visiting professor, Distinguished chair in Humanities, April-May 2013 East China Normal University (Shanghai).

Visiting professor, April-May 2011 Visiting scholar, Institut d’histoire, Académie des sciences sociales de Chine, March 2009

Visiting scholar, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), April 2009.

University of California, Berkeley, January-June 2008 Visiting professor, History Department.

Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 2006-2007

Senior Research Fellow, Fellowship in Digital Humanities Stanford University, Kratter Visiting professor, History department, April-June 2006.

Recent Research Projects as Principal Investigator

“Cadastres, land management and urban change in Shanghai: spatial and temporal visualization of heterogeneous series” (co-PI), Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, 2014-2016.

“Spaces of leisure: From newspapers advertisements to « lived » and « perceived » space,” Programme CMIRA (Recherche), Rhône-Alpes Region, 2014-2016.

“War made Shanghai: Toward a spatial history of 19th-20th century Shanghai (1842- 1952)”, French National Research Agency, 2013-2016.

“Cadastres, land management and urban change spatial and temporal modeling of heterogeneous series,” research project funded by the Division of research, Rhône-Alpes Region, 2012-2014.

“Cities in turmoil” (co-PI), research project funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, 2010-2012, in collaboration with the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

“Shanghai Urban Space in Time” (SUST), an online research platform on Shanghai funded by the French National Research Agency, 2005-2009. http://virtualshanghai.net.