Régine Thiriez, chercheuse indépendante, spécialiste de la photographie ancienne en Chine

Régine Thiriez, docteur en histoire, chercheuse indépendante, spécialiste de la photographie en Chine  Courriel.


Head curator for the exhibition entitled “First Photographs of Hong Kong, 1858-1875” held in November-December 2010, Central Police Station, Hong Kong.


  • “William Pryor Floyd’s Views of Hong Kong,” The PhotoResearcher, 2011.
  • “Photography in Hong Kong, The Formative Years (1858-1875),” notices and captions for the catalogue “First Photographs of Hong Kong, 1858-1875,” Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • ”William Saunders, Photographer of Chinese Customs,”  Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, 2010, 26 (3): 304-319.
  • Various articles on: early photography in China and Indochina, and early postcards in East Asia, in Robin Lenman, ed., Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Database “Historical Chinese Postcard Project: 1896-1920, » presenting 500 postcards of late imperial China, on Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique website at http://postcard.vcea.net/Articles.php
  • “Imperial China in Postcards,” Orientations, June 2004: 46-51.
  • “Théophile Piry, photographe en Chine (1870-1916),” 303, Arts, Recherches et Créations, January 2004 (79): 214, 220-223.
  • “Festivals and Photography in the Last Decades of Imperial China,” in Frances Weightman, ed., The Chinese at Play: Festivals, Games and Leisure, London: Kegan Paul, 2002: 88-108.
  • “Ligelang: A French Photographer in 1850s Shanghai,” Orientations, November 2001: 49-54.
  • “Listing Early Photographers of China: Directories as Sources,” in Proceedings, 2000 EBTI, ECAI, SEER & PNC Joint Meeting.  Taipei: Academia Sinica, 2000.
  • “Photography and Portraiture in Nineteenth-Century China,” East Asian History, June/December 1999 (17/18) 77-102. http://www.eastasianhistory.org/sites/default/files/article-content/17-18/EAH17-18_04.pdf
  • “Creating a User’s Guide on Early Photography in China,” in Proceedings, 1999 EBTI, ECAI, SEER & PNC Joint Meeting.  Taipei: Academia Sinica, 1999: 541-550.
  • Barbarian Lens: Western Photographers and the Emperor of China’s European Palaces, 1860-1925, New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1998.  Also a Kindle edition on Amazon.com. Mentioned by Googlebooks with abstracts.
  • “Old Photography and the Yuanmingyuan,” in Art History Trough the Camera’s Lens, New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1995:263-280 (reprinted from Visual Resources, Vol. VI, 1990.)
  • “The Mission Palais d’Eté and its research on the European Palaces of the Yuanmingyuan,” Actes du VIème colloque international de sinologie, Chantilly 1989, San Francisco, Taipei, Paris: Ricci Institute, 1995: 140-148.
  • “The Qianlong Emperor’s European Palaces,” in The Delights of Harmony: The European Palaces of the Yuanmingyuan and the Jesuits at the 18th Century Court of Beijing, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Mass, 1994: 6-17.
  • “The German Ambassador’s Vision of China: Mumm von Schwarzenstein’s photographic album, 1900-1902,” Visual Resources, Vol. IX, 1993: 273-289.
  • “Engraving the Emperor of China’s European Palaces,” Biblion, The New York Public Library Bulletin, Vol. 1, no. 2, 1993: 81-107 (with Antoine Durand).
  • “Les palais européens du Yuanmingyuan à travers la photographie : 1860-1940,” Arts Asiatiques, Vol. XLV, 1990: 90-96.
  • “Ernst Ohlmer, ein Amateur-Fotograph im Alten Pekin,” Hildesheimer 1991 Heimat-kalender, Hildesheim 1990: 87-92.
  • “Old Photography and the Yuanmingyuan,” Visual Resources, Vol VI, New York 1990: 203-218.
  • “A la recherche du Palais d’Eté : le Yuanmingyuan et la photographie,” Bulletin de l’Association des Diplômés de l’Ecole des Bibliothécaires Documentalistes, Paris 1989: 3-23.


Early Photography in China: A User’s Guide


Photographes occidentaux des Palais européens du Yuanmingyuan, 1860-1925, Ph.D. dissertation, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Etudes Historiques et Philogiques (Sorbonne), September 1994, published in New York (1998).

Photographes occidentaux des Palais européens du Yuanmingyuan, catalogue raisonné des photographies, 1860-1911 DEA at EPHE, May 1991, unpublished.

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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