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Johns Hopkins University
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China, 1600-present, Taiping Civil War (19th century), national identity, publishing culture, history and memory, cultural heritage, gender, food, graduate education (US), Chinese language education, East Asian Studies as field
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Recent Publications

What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China, Stanford University Press, 2013 (paperback, 2014).

“Where the War Ended:  Violence, Community, and Commemoration in China’s 19th Century Civil War,” American Historical Review. 120: 5 (December 2015) pp. 1724-1738.

“Civil War, Revolutionary Heritage, and The Chinese Garden,” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, E-Journal #13 (December 2014), pp. 75-98.

“Urban Space and Civil War, Hefei 1853-4,” Frontiers of History in China, 8:4 (December 2013): 469–492.

“A Question of Taste:  Material Culture, Connoisseurship, and Character in the Story of the Stone,” in Tina Lu and Andrew Schonebaum, eds. Approaches to Teaching The Story of the Stone, MLA Press, December 2012, pp. 208-217.

“The Printed World:  Books, Publishing Culture, and Society in Late Imperial China,” Journal of Asian Studies 66:3 (Aug., 2007), pp. 787-817

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Asia, China
Expertise by Chronology
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Food History, Gender, Higher Ed, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Urban History, Women