Associate Professor of History, Director of East Asian Studies
Newcomb Hall 218
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, 2002-03
- Ph.D. in Chinese History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2001
- Certificate in Chinese Studies, Nanjing University-The Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, 1993
- M.A., Area Studies, Far East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1989
- B.A. in History, magna cum laude, University of Dayton, 1985
Qing China, 1644-1911
Borderland Environmental History
Chinese and Japanese history
1. "Relieving Mongols of Their Pastoral Identity: The Environment of Disaster Management on the 18th Century Qing China Steppe." Environmental History (forthcoming).
2. "The Cultured Nature of Imperial Foraging in Manchuria," Late Imperial China 31.2 (Dec. 2010): 1-33.
3. "To Go Where No Han Could Go for Long: Malaria and the Qing Construction of Ethnic Administrative Space in Frontier Yunnan," Modern China, 31.3 (July 2005): 283-317.
4. Opium and the Limits of Empire, Drug Prohibition in the Chinese Interior, 1729-1850. Cambridge MA: Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, 2005.
5. "The Venomous Course of Southwestern Opium: Qing Prohibition in Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou in the Early Nineteenth Century," The Journal of Asian Studies, 62, No. 1, November 2003.
Environmental history of the Qing frontier.