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1Name:  Dr. Pierre-Étienne Will
 Institution:  Collège de France
 Year Elected:  2022
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404b
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1944
Pierre-Étienne Will retired in 2014 from the chair of History of Modern China at the Collège de France, which he had held since 1992 concurrently with a position of Directeur d’études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is specializing in the socio-economic and political history of late-imperial and early republican China. He has published Bureaucracy and Famine in Eighteenth-Century China (Stan¬ford, 1990; original French edition Paris, 1980; Korean translation, 1995; Chinese translation, 2002), Nourish the People: The State Civilian Granary System in China, 1650-1850 (Ann Arbor, 1991, with R. Bin Wong), Handbooks and Anthologies for Officials in Imperial China: A Descriptive and Critical Bibliography (Leiden, 2020, 2 vol.), several edited volumes, including China, Democracy, and Law: A Historical and Contemporary Approach (Leiden, 2012, with Mireille Delmas-Marty; original French edition Paris, 2007), and numerous articles on Chinese economy, society, politics, bureaucracy, law, water management, and more. He has been co-editor of the journal T’oung Pao from 1992 to 2016.
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