About the project

Joan Judge

Professor Judge is the co-principal investigators for the 'A New Approach to the Popular Press in China: Gender and Cultural Production, 1904-1937'. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 1993. Her most recent publication is The Precious Raft of History: The Past, the West, and the Woman Question in China (Stanford University Press, 2008). She is also the author of Print and Politics: ‘Shibao’ and the Culture of Reform in Late Qing China (Stanford University Press, 1996) and of numerous articles on Chinese print culture and Chinese women.

In 2009-2010, Dr. Judge has given a number of papers on various aspects of her contribution to the project in Canada, the United States, Germany, France, Australia and China.

She taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before moving to Toronto in 2005 and is currently Professor of History at York University. She has spent several years in East Asia both gathering sources and sharing her research findings with Chinese and Japanese colleagues.