Antonia Finnane

Professor Antonia Finnane

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2008
  • Section(s): History, Asian Studies


Antonia Finnane is Professor of Chinese History at the University of Melbourne. She co-edited Dress, Sex and Text in Chinese Culture (with Anne McLaren, 1999) and authored three books: Far From Where? Jewish Journeys from Shanghai to Australia (1999); Speaking of Yangzhou: A Chinese City, 1550-1850 (2004); and Changing Clothes in China: Fashion, History, Nation (2008). She is interested in the social history and material culture of China in the early modern to modern eras (1500-2000). She has published articles and books in urban history, with particular reference to Yangzhou; on the history of clothing and fashion in China; and on the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai. Her current research concerns material life and ritual change in twentieth-century China.

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