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James Hudson



Since completing his PhD in 2015, James Hudson has taught at Knox College (2015-2016) and at Pepperdine University (Summer 2016). From 2012 to 2013 he was a visiting Fulbright scholar in Hunan province, China. His research interests include urban history, popular protest and crowd violence in modern China, and the history of World War II in East Asia. He speaks Mandarin, and is a former United States Marine. 


Selected Publications

“Confronting Modernization:  Rethinking Changsha’s 1910 Rice Riot,” in The Journal of Modern Chinese History.  Volume 8, No. 1 (Spring 2014), 43-62.

“Discontinuous Elements: Nationalism, Poverty, and Representation in Sidney Gamble’s

Photographs of China (1917–1927),” in The Chinese Historical Review 18, no. 1 (Spring 2011).

With William Hurst and Christian Sorace, “Workers in Post-Socialist China: Shattered Rice Bowls, Fragmented Subjectivities,” in Chinese Capitalisms: Historical Emergence and Political Implications, edited by Yin-wah Chu (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

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