Aaron Throness is a Ph.D. student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations specializing in the political history of Ming China. Aaron recently received his MA in History from the University of British Columbia (2022), where his graduate research examined the geographic statecraft thought of a 15th century Ming intellectual; his current interests center on the dynamic political relationships between princely estates in Huguang Province and the Ming throne. Aaron has published essays in Ming Studies as well as the International Journal of Asian Studies, has a forthcoming piece in Monumenta Serica, and is preparing a full-length political biography for the 16th century statesman Yang Tinghe.
A. Throness. “Disastrous Rhetoric: Invocations of the Tumu Incident in 16th Century Ming Political Discourse.” Accepted and forthcoming with Monumenta Serica, 2023.
A. Throness. “Zhu Yousi: The Life and Times of a Prince in 16th Century Ming China.” Accepted and forthcoming with Ming Studies, 2023.
A. Throness. “A Critical Biography of Zhu Zhanshan, Prince Xian of Xiang (1406-1478).” Accepted and forthcoming with T’oung Pao, 2023.
A. Throness, trans. “A Complete Translation of ‘An Imperially Composed Preface for the Daxue yanyi bu 御製《大學衍義補》序.’ 1606, by the Wanli 萬曆 Emperor (r. 1573-1620).” Accepted and forthcoming with Renditions, 2022.
A. Throness. “An Age of Exalted Harmony? Deciphering the Contested Historiography of the Jingtai Reign.” Ming Studies 83 (2021): 30-59. DOI: 10.1080/0147037X.2021.1886462.
Book Review Essays
A. Throness. “Review of More Than the Great Wall: The Northern Frontier and Ming National Security, 1368-1644, by John W. Dardess.” International Journal of Asian Studies 19, no. 2 (2022): 333-337. DOI: 10.1017/S1479591421000097.
A. Throness. “Review of Four Seasons: A Ming Emperor and His Grand Secretaries in Sixteenth-Century China, by John W. Dardess.” International Journal of Asian Studies (2021): 1-6. DOI: 10.1017/S1479591421000413.
A. Throness. “A Hundred Years of Japanese Film by Donald Richie: A Chronicle of Japanese Film’s Impact on History, Culture, and Politics.” Mise-en-Scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration 4, no. 1 (2019): 74-77.
A. Throness, trans. "Prince of Nanling, [Zhu] Muyang." Accessible via The Ming History in English Translation Project, https://knit.ucsd.edu/minghistoryinenglish/prince-of-nanling-zhu-muyang/.A. Throness, trans. “Zhu Zhanshan, Prince Xian of Xiang.” Accessible via The Ming History in English Translation Project, https://knit.ucsd.edu/minghistoryinenglish/2022/04/13/zhu-zhanshan-prince-of-xiang-1406-1478/.
A. Throness, trans. “Qiu Jun.” Accessible via The Ming History in English Translation Project, https://knit.ucsd.edu/minghistoryinenglish/qiu-jun/.