About the research
Annika Pissin is a researcher at the Center for East and South-East Asian Studies since 2010. She studied classical and modern Chinese as well as Anthropology in Heidelberg, Tainan and Leiden and attained a doctoral degree from Leiden University. Applying historical anthropological methods, her dissertation describes how children lived and were dealt with in medieval China (500-1000 CE). At Lund University her research shifted to contemporary China (she conducts only some research about imperial China now), but she still focuses on children and childhood in China as well as in a global and historical comparative perspective. Since 2013 she is member of the research group “Digital China”. From 2014 to 2015 she was also a member of the Pufendorf research cluster “Sustainable Welfare”.
- Pissin, A. (2009). Elites and their children. A study in the historical anthropology of medieval China, 500-1000 A.D. Leiden University. Dissertation.
- Pissin, A. (2019). Digital welfare for children in China : Human needs and sustainability. Critical Social Policy. SAGE Publications.
- Pissin, A. (2015). Growing Up in Mommy’s Blog. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 2, 213-237. Brill Academic Publishers.
Book chapters (7)
- Pissin, A. (2017). The other child : symbols of life and death in medieval China. In Laureillard, M. & Durand-Dastès, V. (Eds.) Fantômes dans l’Extrême-Orient d’hier et d’aujourd’hui (pp. 127-127), 1. Presses de l'Inalco.
- Buch-Hansen, H., Pissin, A. & Kennedy, E. (2016). Transitions Towards Degrowth and Sustainable Welfare: Carbon Emission Reduction and Wealth and Income Distribution in France, the US and China. In Koch, M. & Mont, O. (Eds.) Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare (pp. 143-157). Routledge.
- Kennedy, E. & Pissin, A. (2016). What is possible, what is imaginable: stories about low carbon life in China. In Koch, M. & Mont, O. (Eds.) Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare. Routledge.
- Pissin, A. (2013). Left behind children in China: the social construction of a vulnerable group. In O'Riordan, J., Horgan, D. & Martin, S. (Eds.) Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Contexts. Peter Lang Publishing Group.
- Pissin, A. (2012). Women in the Tang dynasty (618-907): Prescribed, dependent and scary. In Stefania, S. & Elisa, S. (Eds.) La Cina al femminile. Il ruolo della donna nella cultura cinese (pp. 41-70). Torino: CASCC.
- Pissin, A. (2011). Levendig Chang’an. In Mater, B. (Ed.) De Gouden Eeuw van China. Tang-dynastie (618-907 na Chr) (pp. 37-46). Assen: Drents Museum.
- Pissin, A. (2007). Steamed children: disorders and physical development of children in medieval China. In Findlay, R. & Salbayre, S. (Eds.) Stories for Children, Histories of Childhood/ Histoires d'enfant, histoires d'enfance (pp. 361-385), 1. Tours: Presses Universitaires Francois Rabelais.
Conference contributions (11)
- Pissin, A. (2015). Chinese children's identities at the intersection of policies, civil society and migration.
- Pissin, A. (2015). Forming identities: policies and self-presentation.
- Pissin, A. (2014). Children in medieval China.
- Pissin, A. (2014). Demons, women and the body: contextualizing childhood risks in China (7-9th century ACE).
- Pissin, A. (2014). Growing up in your mommy's blog : voices of girls and boys in China.
- Pissin, A. (2013). Child-Representations of Death and Immortality in Medieval China: Creepy Blessings.
- Pissin, A. (2012). Children Left Behind in Rural China: Emotions and Behaviour in Capitalism.
- Pissin, A. (2012). Children left behind in rural China: Emotions and behaviour in capitalism.
- Pissin, A. (2012). Interdependencies of children’s food knowledge and local history: social memory of wild food plants in Yiliang (Yunnan).
- Pissin, A. (2012). Left behind children in China: A comparative analysis.
- Pissin, A. (2009). Crimes, retribution and filial piety. Justice and children in medieval China.