Prof. Dr. Jennifer Altehenger



Merton College
Merton Street
Oxford, OX1 4JD
United Kingdom

Curriculum Vitae

2019 – Associate Professor of Chinese History and Jessica Rawson Fellow in Modern Asian History, University of Oxford, History Faculty and Merton College

2012 – 2019 – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese History, Department of History, King’s College London

2011 – 2012 – An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

2010 – 2011 – Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, Faculty of History, University of Oxford

2010 – Doctorate in Modern Chinese Studies, Ruprecht-Karls Universitaet Heidelberg

2005 – BA in Chinese Studies, University of Cambridge


Ausgewählte Publikationen und Vorträge

Altehenger, Jennifer. Legal Lessons: Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1989. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press/Harvard University Asia Center, 2018.

Altehenger, Jennifer (as editor) ‘The Mao Era in Objects’ (created and hosted by King's Digital Lab,

Altehenger, Jennifer. ‘Dictionaries in China Post-1949’, In Literary Information in China: A History, edited by Anatoly Detwyler, Jack Chen, Bruce Rusk, et al., Columbia University Press, 2021.

Altehenger, Jennifer. ‘Industrial and Chinese: Exhibiting Mao’s China at the Leipzig Trade Fairs’, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 55, Iss. 4 (Oct 2020): 845-870.

Altehenger, Jennifer. ‘Sozialistische Möbelkultur: Das Pekinger Sägewerk und die Ausstellung zur umfassenden Holzverarbeitung, 1959’. In Vom Wesen der Dinge: Realitäten und Konzeptionen des Materiellen in der chinesischen Kultur, edited by Grete Schönebeck and Philip Grimberg. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2019, 131-146.

Altehenger, Jennifer. ‘On Difficult New Terms: the Business of Lexicography in Mao Era China’. Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 51, No. 3 (May 2017): 622-661.

Altehenger, Jennifer. ‘Social Imperialism and Mao’s Three Worlds: Deng Xiaoping’s Speech to the U.N. General Assembly, 1974’. In Revolutionary Moments: Reading Revolutionary Texts, edited by Rachel Hammersley. London: Bloomsbury, 2015, 175-182.