Department of History
1126 E. 59th Street
Social Science Research Building
Chicago, IL 60637
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. For more information, visit her page at the University of Chicago's Department of History.