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First Name
Maria-Caterina
Last Name
Bellinetti
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Keywords
visual culture, Chinese propaganda, war photography, art history, China, Chinese history, Chinese art, politics, Chinese politics, propaganda, visual propaganda, photography, history of photography, gender studies, childhood representation, cultural geography, history of art, Second World War, Sino-Japanese War
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About Me

My academic background is in Asian studies with a strong focus on China. I did my BA in East Asian Languages and Culture and MA in International Relations at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Italy. In 2011 I moved to Scotland for a Master in Chinese Studies at The University of Edinburgh which included 6 months at Nankai University in Tianjin.

I obtained my PhD in History of Art from The University of Glasgow. My thesis looked at how Communist photographic propaganda contributed to the creation of the idea of modern China during WWII.

I have always been interested in war photography (my MA dissertation was on Western and Vietnamese photographs of the Vietnam War) and visual propaganda. I worked as a teaching assistant in history of art (Western and Asian) at the University of Glasgow for 4 years. During my time as a PhD student, I also set up and ran the Twitter account of the Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network and worked as an editorial assistant for The Asia Dialogue magazine.

I am a freelance writer for the online magazine Art & Object. I am currently based in California where I am volunteering for Project Read Redwood City as a literacy tutor and as editor/social media manager for Project CATA (Community Advocacy Through Art) in Redwood City.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/06/time-for-the-chinese-miracle-beijings-new-english-language-propaganda-push
Country Focus
China
Expertise by Geography
Asia, China, East Asia
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Children & Youth, Gender, Material Culture, Military, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Women, World War II