Valerie Hansen

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Valerie Hansen
Alma materHarvard University
University of Pennsylvania
OccupationProfessor, historian, author
Websitevalerie-hansen.com

Valerie Hansen is an American historian.[1]

Career[edit]

After graduating from Kent School in 1975, Harvard University in 1979 and receiving her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, she joined Yale University in 1988 as assistant professor and became a professor in 1998. Hansen spent one year in Shanghai on a Fulbright grant from 2005–06; 2008–09 and 2011–12, teaching at Yale's joint undergraduate program with Peking University; and fall semester 2015 teaching at Yale-NUS college in Singapore.[2]

Her current research examines the interconnected world of the year 1000. At Yale, she teaches History of Traditional China, The History of World History, and seminars on Silk Road history.[3]

Works[edit]

Hansen's first book was Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127-1279, which was published in 1990.[4][5][6][7][8] Her second book, Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China, 600-1400, appeared in 1995.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

In 2000, she published, The Open Empire. A second edition of the book was published in 2015. The book argues, contrary to the widespread view that no outsiders ever influenced traditional China, that Indian Buddhists and northern nomadic peoples shaped traditional China throughout its long history.[16][17]

In 2012, Hansen published The Silk Road: A New History, which argued that the Silk Road trade was small-scale and usually involved local goods.[18] The book received rave reviews from critics.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

In April 2020, The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began was published to mixed reviews.[26][27][28][29][30]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127-1279 (1990) ISBN 978-0691608631
  • Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China (1995) ISBN 978-0300060638
  • The Silk Road: A New History (2012) ISBN 978-0190218423
  • The Open Empire: A History of China to 1600 (2000) ISBN 978-1111352332
  • Voyages in World History (co-authored with Kenneth R. Curtis)
    • First Edition (2005)
    • Second Edition (2008)
    • Third Edition (2015)
  • The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began (2020)

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2013 - Gustav Ranis International Book Prize, co-winner, for the best book on an international subject by a member of the Yale University faculty[31]
  • 2013 - International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize Reading Committee Accolade for the best teaching tool in the Humanities[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China's Great Game: Road to a new empire". Financial Times.
  2. ^ "The Silk Road".
  3. ^ "Valerie Hansen".
  4. ^ Teiser, Stephen F. (1997). "Review of Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127-1276". Journal of Song-Yuan Studies (27): 137–147. ISSN 1059-3152. JSTOR 23495573.
  5. ^ Waltner, Ann (1992-12-01). "Valerie Hansen. Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127–1276. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1990. Pp. xii, 256. $37.50". The American Historical Review. 97 (5): 1574–1575. doi:10.1086/ahr/97.5.1574-a. ISSN 0002-8762.
  6. ^ von Glahn, Richard (1993). "Review of Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127-1276". Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. 53 (2): 616–642. doi:10.2307/2719463. ISSN 0073-0548. JSTOR 2719463.
  7. ^ Haar, Barend J. ter (1996). "Review of Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127-1276". T'oung Pao. 82 (1/3): 184–194. ISSN 0082-5433. JSTOR 4528691.
  8. ^ Ebrey, Patricia (1991). "Review of Changing Gods in Medieval China, 1127-1276". The Journal of Asian Studies. 50 (4): 909–910. doi:10.2307/2058566. ISSN 0021-9118. JSTOR 2058566.
  9. ^ Zelin, Madeleine (1997). "Review of Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts, 600-1400". The Journal of Interdisciplinary History. 28 (1): 173–175. doi:10.2307/206226. ISSN 0022-1953. JSTOR 206226.
  10. ^ Lamouroux, Christian (1996). "Review of Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China — How Ordinary People Used Contracts 600-1400". Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient. 83: 462–465. ISSN 0336-1519. JSTOR 43731443.
  11. ^ McDermott, Joseph P. (1998). "Review of Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts, 600-1400". Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. 58 (1): 282–287. doi:10.2307/2652656. ISSN 0073-0548. JSTOR 2652656.
  12. ^ Buoy, Thomas (1998). "Review of Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts 600-1400". The Historian. 60 (2): 411–412. ISSN 0018-2370. JSTOR 24451772.
  13. ^ McKnight, Brian E. (1997). "Review of Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts 600-1400". The American Historical Review. 102 (4): 1204–1205. doi:10.2307/2170739. ISSN 0002-8762. JSTOR 2170739.
  14. ^ Jay, Jennifer W. (1996). "Review of Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts, 600-1400". The Journal of Asian Studies. 55 (3): 718–719. doi:10.2307/2646465. ISSN 0021-9118. JSTOR 2646465.
  15. ^ Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi (1996). "Review of Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts". Numen. 43 (3): 323. doi:10.1163/1568527962598881. ISSN 0029-5973. JSTOR 3270373.
  16. ^ Hansen, Valerie (2015). The Open Empire: A History of China to 1800 (Second ed.). New York City: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-93877-7.
  17. ^ Murck, Alfreda (2003). "Review of The Open Empire: A History of China to 1600". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. 13 (2): 269–272. ISSN 1356-1863. JSTOR 25188376.
  18. ^ "Why A Rules-Based Multilateral Trade Régime Is Crucial To Growth And Peace -- Part I". Forbes.
  19. ^ "The Silk Road: A New History". Library Journal.
  20. ^ "The Silk Road: A New History".
  21. ^ Elverskog, Johan (2015-04-01). "Book Review: Valerie Hansen, The Silk Road: A New History". The Medieval History Journal. 18 (1): 166–169. doi:10.1177/0971945814565731. ISSN 0971-9458. S2CID 163940202.
  22. ^ Assandri, Friederike (2016). "Review of The Silk Road: A New History". Journal of Asian History. 50 (2): 329–334. doi:10.13173/jasiahist.50.2.0329. ISSN 0021-910X. JSTOR 10.13173/jasiahist.50.2.0329.
  23. ^ GROSHOLZ, EMILY (2013). Hessler, Peter; Mahoney, Rosemary; Albinia, Alice; Hansen, Valerie (eds.). "Painting the Rivers: Travel Books about the Yangtze, Nile and Indus". The Hudson Review. 66 (1): 175–182. ISSN 0018-702X. JSTOR 43488689.
  24. ^ Rose, Jenny (2013). "Review of The Silk Road: A New History with Documents". Bulletin of the Asia Institute. 27: 163–164. ISSN 0890-4464. JSTOR 44758612.
  25. ^ Liu, Xinru (2013). "Review of Silk Road: A New History". The Journal of Asian Studies. 72 (4): 993–995. doi:10.1017/S0021911813001356. ISSN 0021-9118. JSTOR 43553258. S2CID 162459295.
  26. ^ Bird, Christiane (2020-04-14). "When Globalization Really Began". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  27. ^ Malcolm, Noel (2020-04-19). "The Year 1000 by Valerie Hansen, review: had globalisation already happened by AD 1000?". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  28. ^ Jones, Dan. "The Year 1000 by Valerie Hansen review — when Vikings sailed the world". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  29. ^ Altenberg, Karin (2020-05-22). "'The Year 1000' Review: Setting the Globe Spinning". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  30. ^ "How to Write Fake Global History| Cromohs - Cyber Review of Modern Historiography". oajournals.fupress.net. 2020. Retrieved 2021-01-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  31. ^ "Four faculty awarded international book prizes".
  32. ^ "ICAS 8 READING COMMITTEE ACCOLADES" (PDF).