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Dr Federica Ferlanti 


Federica Ferlanti, 'City-building, new life and the 'making of the citizen' in 1930s Nanchang', in In: Zelin, Madeleine and So, Billy K. L. (eds.), New Narratives of Urban Space in Republican Chinese Cities: Emerging Social, Legal and Governance Orders, Modern East Asia in a Global Historical Perspective (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2013), pp. 45-64

Federica Ferlanti, 'The New Life Movement at war: wartime mobilisation and state control in Chongqing and Chengdu, 1938-1942', European Journal of East Asian Studies 11:2 (2012), pp. 187-12 10.1163/15700615-20121104

Federica Ferlanti, 'The New Life Movement in Jiangxi province, 1934-1938', Modern Asian Studies 44:5 (2010), pp. 961-1000

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

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Federica Ferlanti, “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.

Federica Ferlanti, “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

Federica Ferlanti, “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.