Christian Henriot is Professor of modern Chinese history at Aix-Marseille University and a former Senior Research Fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France (2007-2012). He is the author and editor of several books on modern Chinese history, including Prostitution and Sexuality in Shanghai. A Social History, 1849-1949 (Cambridge UP, 2001), In the Shadow of the Rising Sun. Shanghai under Japanese Occupation (Cambridge UP, 2004), Visualizing China (Brill, 2012) and Scythe and the city. A social history of death in Shanghai (1865-1965) (2016, Stanford UP). Henriot is also the creator of a digital research and resource platform on Shanghai history (http://virtualshanghai.net) and the P.I. of the ENP-China Project (ERC).