Yanping Ni

Anthropology Graduate Student

Degrees prior to starting this degree program:

BA, Sichuan University, 2017

MA, University of Warwick, 2018

MA, Duke University, 2021

Areas of Interest:

Materialism, ecology, feminism, historical anthropology, China, transnational economy

Field Research Plans/History:

07/2024 – 08/2025 (expected): China and Nicaragua | On textile transnational business and supply chain

02/2024 (expected): Jiangsu & Zhejiang (China) | On textile manufacturer and logistics

07/2023: Zhejiang (China) | Instructor of the class “Tears of the Earth: An Anthropological Thinking Experiment”

05/2023 – 08/2023: Jiangsu & Zhejiang (China) | On textile factories and market towns

05/2022 – 08/2022: New York & New Jersey (US), Toronto (Canada) | On multinational textile business and circular economy on textile waste

06/2021 – 07/2021: Beijing & Sichuan (China) | On Chinese workers’ health and artistic creation

Publications, Multimedia Projects:

Yanping Ni. “Making Waste Visible in Qinghai.” Anthropology News.

Ralph Litzinger and Yanping Ni. “Inside the Wuhan Cabin Hospital: Contending Narratives During the COVID-19.” China Information 35 (3): 346–365.

Ralph Litzinger and Yanping Ni. “Zhang Haichao’s Open-Chest Case.” Chapter in the book Proletarian China: A Century of Chinese Labour. Edited by Ivan Franceschini and Christian Sorace. New York: Verso.

Yanping Ni, Morris Fabbri, Chi Zhang, and Kearsley Stewart. “Reciprocity in Quarantine: Observations from Wuhan’s COVID-19 Digital Landscapes.” Asian Bioethics Review 12: 435–57.

Yanping Ni. “Observations on Wuhan Residents’ Diaries.” Chapter in The Coronavirus: Human, Social and Political Implications. Edited by James Miller. Springer Nature.

Co-organizer of the podcast series “Revaluing Care in the Times of Covid-19.”