Harriet Zurndorfer



Senior Research Scholar


Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China


Universiteit Leiden


Harriet T. Zurndorfer (Ph.D. 1977 from the University of California, Berkeley in Chinese history) is an Affiliated Fellow of the Leiden Institute for Area Studies in the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University in the Netherlands where she has worked since 1978. She is the author of Change and Continuity in Chinese Local History (1989), China Bibliography: A Research Guide to Reference Works about China Past and Present (1995; paperback edition 1999), editor of the compilation Chinese Women in the Imperial Past: New Perspectives (1999), and has published more than 200 learned articles and reviews. From 1992 to 2000, she served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient. She is also founder, and editor-in-chief of the journal Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China, published since 1999. She has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College (Oxford), Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne, and a participant in the London School of Economics-sponsored project Global Economic History Network (2003-06).