Dr Federica Ferlanti
Publication title - “The New Life Movement in Jiangxi Province, 1934-1938”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol.44, Part 5, (September 2010).
Abstract - This paper discusses the origins and the implementation of the New Life Movement (NLM) in the Jiangxi Province between 1934 and 1938. Based upon primary sources produced during this period, it explores how the Nationalist Party utilised the NLM for the purposes of national reconstruction and social mobilisation. The first section analyses how elements of anti-communism, Christianity and state Confucianism came into play in the NLM; the second section analyses how the Nationalists reinforced the idea of ‘hygienic modernity’ by projecting it into the realms of state building and mass mobilisation; the third section discusses the changes introduced in society by the Nationalists with the creation of semi-governmental organisations; and the fourth section examines the involvement of the NLM with preparation for the war against Japan (1937–1945). The paper argues that the NLM had a lasting impact on Chinese society, and it contributed to shape citizenship and national identity
Book Review, Revolution in the Highlands: China’s Jinggangshan Base Area, by Stephen C. Averill
Full reference - The China Journal, Issue 59, January 2008.
Publication title - “La rinascita della nazione: formulazioni teoriche e soluzioni pratiche all’indomani dell’invasione della Manciuria” [Reviving the Nation: Theoretical Approaches and Practical Solutions in the Aftermath of the Manchurian Invasion], in Laura De Giorgi and Guido Samarani (eds.), Percorsi della Civiltà Cinese tra Passato e Presente, (Venezia: Cafoscarina, 2007), pp. 239-251.
Publication title - “Il Guomindang e ‘l’altra Cina’: Nazionalisti e Comunisti nella provincia del Jiangxi negli anni Trenta” [The Guomindang and the New China: Nationalists and Communists in Jiangxi during the 1930s], in Annamaria Palermo (ed.), La Cina e l’Altro, (Napoli: Università degli Studi di Napoli, l’Orientale, 2007), pp. 545-560.
Publication title - “Rivoluzione e amministrazione: la genesi dello stato comunista” [Revolution and administration: the genesis of the Communist state, 1927-1934], in Tiziana Lippiello and Maurizio Scarpari (eds.), Caro Maestro, (Venezia: Cafoscarina, 2005), pp. 519-531.