Emily Mokros

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  • Assistant Professor
  • History
1761 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-1515
Research Interests:
Emily Mokros is a historian of late imperial and modern China with interests in cultural, urban, and political history. Her current book project, Reading the State: The Peking Gazette in and Beyond Late Imperial China, concerns the institutions, texts, and political life of the state in Qing dynasty China. This project draws on archival and library research conducted at various sites in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including the First Historical Archives of China, the British Library, and the Library of Congress. The project traces the untold story of a distinctive state periodical, the Peking Gazette (jingbao), how it influenced the political culture of its times, and its global travels in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
For a series of recent blog entries on the project, see:
Dr. Mokros teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Chinese, East Asian, and global history.
Selected Publications: 
Book Manuscript:

Reading the State: The Peking Gazette in Late Imperial China and Beyond (under review)

Peer-reviewed Articles:

“Spies and Postmen: Communications Liaisons and the Evolution of the Qing Bureaucracy.” Frontiers of History in China 14, no.1 (2019): 17–48.

“Reading the Guides, Directories, Manuals, and Anthologies of Liulichang.” East Asian Publishing and Society 7, no.2 (2017): 127–166.

“Reconstructing the Imperial Retreat: Politics, Communications, and the Yuanming Yuan under the Tongzhi Emperor, 1873-4.” Late Imperial China 33, no. 2 (2012): 76–118.

Book Chapters and Essays:

“Documentary Authority.” In Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja Goeing, and Anthony Grafton, eds., Information: A Historical Companion (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2021).

In Translation:

《重振王朝:同治时期的政治、交流,和圆明园(1873-1874)》,阚红柳主编,《海外三山五园研究译丛》(Beijing: Shoudu shifan daxue chubanshe, 2015). (Chinese translation of “Reconstructing the Imperial Retreat.")



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