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Dr Pierre Fuller - personal details

Contact details

Role: Lecturer in East Asian History

Tel: 0161 275-3108

Location: Samuel Alexander Building-W2.18
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL





Pierre Fuller is a historian of modern China. His research interests have focused on understandings and forms of disaster relief and philanthropy in late 19th and 20th century China, as well as rural society and the role and development of media on the mainland over the same period. He is currently completing a book manuscript, which is tentatively titled Warlord Relief: Famine and Society in 1920s China. He also serves as editor of the online public resource, a multimedia repository of research on natural and man-made disaster in China’s past.

For the 2015-16 academic year, he is a research fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University, where he is working on a new project examining documentation and memory of humanitarian crises, with a focus on the shaping of public understanding of the major Haiyuan (Gansu) earthquake of 1920 by revolutionary activists and May Fourth intellectuals in China.

Before joining the department at Manchester in 2012, he received his BA from Georgetown University and his PhD from the University of California, Irvine, where his research was funded by a Fulbright, a Schaeffer Fellowship, and a Harvard-Yenching Institute/Peking University Fellowship in Advanced Chinese Studies.