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Ina Asim

Associate Professor
Asian Studies, Food Studies, History, Medieval Studies
Phone: 541-346-6161
Office: 317 McKenzie Hall


  • "Antiquarianism". Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana. Storia della Scienza. Vol. III Le Scienze
  • Extraeuropee. Sez. A. Science in China. [Encyclopedia of the history of science. History of Science in China.] (2002).
  • "The Merchant Wang Zhen (1525-1593)". ( Kenneth J. Hammond, [ed.] The Human Tradition in Premodern China.
  • (2002).
  • "Decline of a Well- Ordered World: What Happened to Sartorial Regulations at the End of the Ming". Denise Gimpel and Melanie Hanz (eds.),
  • Cheng - In All Sincerity. Festschrift in Honor of Monika Uebelhoer. (2002). Aspects of the Perception of Zhou Ideals in the Song Dynasty
  • (960-1279)" (2001).
  • "Weise Mutter, gute Gattin - oder Revolutionärin? Frauen in Biographie und Gedankenwelt des Reformers Cai Yuanpei (1868-1940)". ("Wise Mother, Good Wife - or Revolutionary? Women in the Biography and in the Thoughts
  • of Cai Yuanpei (1868-1940")). (1999).
  • "Status Symbol and Insurance Policy: Song Land Deeds for the Afterlife." (1994).
  • "Die aristokratische Grabkultur des 7. und 8. Jahrhunderts" ("Aristocratic Tomb Culture in the 7th and 8th Centuries") (1993).

Current Research and Writing

  • From Protocol to Fashion: The Decline of Sartorial Regulations in the Ming (1368-1644).
  • Using the Past to Serve the Present: Aspects of Political Legitimation in Ming China


  • Authored Works
  • Kluge Gattin, gute Mutter - oder Revolutionärin? Frauen und Frauenbildung in Vorstellungen und Biographien chinesischer Reformer des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. (2002)
  • Religiöse Landverträge aus der Song-Zeit.. (Religious Land Contracts from the Song Dynasty). (1993).
  • In preparation for print
  • 'Coiling Dragon,Crouching Tiger'. Urban Life in Late Ming Nanjing.
  • Book publication "edited in cooperation with "Beamtentum und Wirtschaftspolitik in der Song-Dynastie (Officialdom
  • and Economic Politics in the Song-Dynasty), hg. von Dieter Kuhn unter Mitarbeit von Ina Asim. (1995).