Dr David Pattinson

Core Researcher
+44 (0)113 343 3468
Areas of Expertise
  • Bees, honey and beekeeping in China before the nineteenth century
  • Social networks in late imperial China, especially in Jiangxi
  • Responses to destruction and loss in Jiangxi in the seventeenth-century
  • Place, buildings and literature in early modern China

BA Melbourne, PhD Australian National University.

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Key Publications and Activities

  • 'Which Destruction: Responses to Destruction in Seventeenth-Century China.' In The Archaeology of Destruction, edited by Lila Rakoczy. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, 90-106.
  • 'The market for Letter Collections in Seventeenth-Century China.' Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews 28 (2006): 127-159.
  • 'Privacy and Letter Writing in Han and Six Dynasties China.' In Bonnie S. McDougall & Anders Hansson eds. Chinese Concepts of Privacy. Leiden: Brill, 2002, 97-118.
  • 'Zhou Lianggong and Chidu xinchao: Genre and Political Marginalisation in the Ming-Qing Transition.' East Asian History 20 (December 2000): 61-82.
  • 'The Chidu in Late Ming and Early Qing China.' Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Australian National University, 1998.
  • Yu, Feng. 'Chronicle of a City.' Translated by David Pattinson. In Martha P. Cheung ed., Hong Kong Collage: Contemporary Stories and Writing. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1998, 18-33.
  • Letters by Xie Zhaozhi, Chen Hongxu and Wang Shizhen. Translated by David Pattinson. In Renditions 41-42 (Special 21st anniversary issue: Classical Letters, Spring and Autumn 1994), 92-93, 98-101, 114-117.