Peter J. Carroll (NHC Fellow, 2015–16)

Project Title

“This Age of Suicide”: Modernity, Society, and Self in China, 1900-1957

Northwestern University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2015–16

Peter J. Carroll completed two chapters of his book, “This Age of Suicide”: Modernity, Society, and Self in China, 1900–1957. He also contributed a chapter on “Female Criminality, Murder, and Sexuality in Republican China” for a volume on Writing the History of Sexuality in China, edited by Howard Chiang, undergoing review by University of Washington Press.  He also wrote reviews of two books:  the first considering City of Virtues: Nanjing in an Age of Utopian Visions by Chuck Wooldridge for the Harvard Journal of Asian Studies, and the second examining After the Prosperous Age: State and elites in Early Nineteenth-Century Suzhou by Seunghyn Han for the Journal of Chinese Studies.