Dr. Shensi Yi (衣慎思)


Dr. Shensi Yi (衣慎思)


Education Background:
PhD, History, The University of Sydney
MA, History, Shanghai Normal University
BA, History, Shanghai Normal University

Office Address

ZX 225


Modern Chinese History
History of Emotions
Labour History
History of the Chinese Communist Party


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Shensi Yi. ‘Between Arrogance and Despondency: The Shanghai Workers, the Communists, and the Strikes at the Japanese Cotton Mills of 1926.’ International Labor and Working-Class History 103 (Spring 2023): 202-226. doi:10.1017/S0147547922000060.(SSCI/A&HCI)

Shensi Yi. 'Personal Networks, Group Dynamics, and Local Party Politics: Luo Yinong and the Moscow Faction in the CCP, 1920-1927.' Asian Studies Review Vol. 47, Issue 2 (April 2023): 281-299. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2022.2141197(SSCI/A&HCI)

Shensi Yi. ‘Brothers, Comrades, or Competitors: The Communist Party and the Youth League in Shanghai, 1925-1927.’ History, Vol. 107, Issue 374 (January 2022): 121-142. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.13196.(A&HCI)

Shensi Yi. ‘Centralism, Localities, and Leadership: The Politics of the Chinese Socialist Youth League in the early 1920s.’ Historical Research, Vol. 94, No. 263 (February 2021):136­-­­157. https://doi.org/10.1093/hisres/htaa032.(A&HCI)

Shensi Yi. ‘Kangzhan shengli chuqi zhonggong shanghai qiyi jihua yanbian de zaikaocha,’ [Reinvestigation on the Evolution of the CCP’s Plan of the Shanghai Uprising at the Early Stage of the Victory of Resistance against Japan], Zhonggong dangshi yanjiu [CPC History Studies], No. 12 (December 2015): 16-29.(CSSCI)

Shensi Yi. ‘Afuxialuomufu yu mengjiangnü de fuchen,’ [The Rise and Fall of the Fate of Avshalomov and Meng Jiangnü], Yinyue yanjiu [Music Research], No. 1 (January 2014): 45-63.(CSSCI)

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

Shensi Yi. ‘Xinsijun yu weijing de shanghai qiyi,’ [The New Fourth Army and the Abandonment of the Shanghai Uprising Plan], in Xinsijun yu Shanghai [The New Fourth Army and Shanghai], edited by Shanghaishi Xinsijun ji huazhong kangri genjudi lishi yanjiuhui, 82-96. Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 2015.

Shensi Yi. ‘Zhonggong sida yu dangtuan guanxi zai chanshi: yi shanghai wei shijiao’ [Reinterpretation of the 4th National Congress of the CCP and the Relationship between the Party and League: A case study of Shanghai area’, in Liliang zhiyuan: Jinian zhonggong sida jiushi zhounian xueshu yantaohui lunwenji [Source of Power: A Symposium on the Fourth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party], edited by Zhonggong Shanghai shiwei dangshi yanjiushi and Zhonggong sida jinianguan, 145-163. Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 2015.

Shensi Yi. ‘Jiefang zhanzheng shiqi de Shanghai jiaoyujie tongyi zhanxian’ [United Front in Shanghai Educational Field during the Liberation War] and ‘Jiefang zhanzheng shiqi de Shanghai wenhuajie tongyi zhanxian’ [United Front in Shanghai Cultural Circles during the Liberation War], in Gongfu shijian: 1920-1949 nian Shanghai tongzhan lishi zhuanti wenji [United to Conquer Difficulties: A Thematic Collection of United Front History in Shanghai (1920-1949)], edited by Zhonggong Shanghai shiwei dangshi yanjiushi, 188-242. Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 2014.

Conference Presentations

‘Xiaozhang yihuo xiaocheng: Gongren, Shanghai gongchandang yu 1926nian xiaji bagong’,  presented in the 3rd Workshop on the Organizational History of the CCP, East China Normal University, Shanghai. 22-25 March 2024.

‘Getting off at an Earlier Station: Cotton Mill Workers, the Communists, and the Shanghai Summer Strikes of 1926’, on panel titled ‘Like Cattle and Horses: Japanese Informal Empire, Communist Revolution, and the Industrial Labor Movement in Republican China’,  presented in 137th American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. 4-7 January 2024.

‘"What is the point of having meetings?" The Everyday Politics of the Communist Youth In shanghai, 1922-27’, presented in The Chinese Studies Association of Australia's 18th Biennial Conference, University of Syendy, Sydney, 7-9 December 2023.

‘Arrogance or Despondency: Arrogance or Despondency: the Shanghai Labourers, the Communists, and the Summer Strikes at the Japanese Cotton Mills of 1926’, presented at the International Conference on 180 years of the Shanghai urbanization, Shanghai, 6-7 October 2023.

‘Gender Politics in Revolution: Shanghai Communist Party in the Mid-1920s’, on panel titled ‘Manifaceted Revolution: Chinese Revolutionary History in the New Age’, presented in AAS-in-Asia Annual Conference, Daegu, Korea. 24-27 June 2023.

‘The Communist Youth at the Grassroots: An internal perspective on the Shanghai organization, 1922-1927’, Youth Political Mobilization and Socialization in Contemporary China workshop, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University, 8-9 September 2022.

‘The Moscow Faction, Local Leadership, and the Party: Luo Yinong’s Life in 1920s Revolutionary China’, on panel titled ‘Contested Authorities: Power, Leadership and Representation in War and Revolution’, in The Chinese Studies Association of Australia’s 17th Biennial Conference, ANU, Canberra. 29 November 2021.

‘The Moscow Faction, Local Leadership, and the Party: Luo Yinong’s Life in 1920s China’, on panel titled ‘Leadership and Localities: Chinese Transnational Radicalism and Revolution in the Republican Period’ , in 134th American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, USA. 3-6 January 2020. (Panel organizer)

‘Between Arrogance and Depression: The Communist Party, the Labourers, and the Shanghai Strikes of 1926,’ presented at the Chinese Studies Association of Australia 16th Biennial Conference, La Trobe University, Australia, 1-3 July 2019.

‘Emotions, Localities and Leadership: the Chinese Youth League in the early 1920s’, on panel titled ‘Networks, Culture, and Localization: Transnational Studies of Communism in China and South East Asia, the 1920s-1950s’, in AAS-in-Asia Annual Conference, New Delhi, India. 5-7 July 2018. (Panel organizer)

‘Rivalry on Another Front: The Musical, the Musician and the Parties in 1940s China’, on panel titled ‘The Origins of the Chinese Propaganda State (1937-1965)’, in the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Washington D.C., USA. 22-25 March 2018.

‘The Immigrant Musician, the Chinese Party Competition, and the American Dream: The Fate of a Musical in Republican Shanghai,’ presented at Engage ‘China’: Perspectives from the Margins’ the Second Annual University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, UK.10-11 January 2018.

‘Brothers, Comrades or Competitors? The Shanghai Communist Party and the Youth League in the National Revolution, 1925-1927,’ presented at Revolution, Reformation and Re-formation: Perspectives on Conflict and Change in History, Institute of Historical Research, London, UK. 8 June 2017.