Johanna Ransmeier Office: 1126 E. 59th Street
Social Science Research Building
Room 219
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 834-2014 Email Interests:

Modern China; Chinese legal history; crime; history of the family; comparative unfreedoms

Associate Professor, Department of History, the College, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Co-Chair of the faculty board of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

Professor Ransmeier researches local practices revealed in police and judicial records and the intersection of law and family life in modern China. Currently, she is completing a book on the practice of selling people in North China during the Late Qing and Republican periods, the first such work to be devoted to the subject of slavery and human trafficking in China during this period. Her research efforts within China’s judicial archives have also led her to new areas of interest extending beyond trafficking cases.