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NYU/NYU Shanghai
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China, Qing, culinary history, Chinese legal history, Chinese military history, Jesuit missionaries, China and the West, Eighteenth-Century China, Qianlong Emperor
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About Me

I am the author of 3 books and numerous articles on seventeenth-to-nineteenth-century Qing China: one on legal political history, one on China and the West, and one on Qing military culture. I have taught the history of China at NYU since 1992 and am currently serving as Provost of NYU Shanghai, which is NYU’s third degree-granting campus that opened in 2013.

Recent Publications

Edited Volume

The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties: Between Protest and Nation-Building. Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young, Joanna Waley-Cohen, eds. Routledge, 2018

Review Article

“Recent Historiography on China’s 19th Century.” English Historical Review, 2017; Chinese translation, Qingshi Yanjiu (Research in Qing History), 2019

Articles in Anthologies

“Ming-Qing Receptivity to Western Science,” in Tai Ming Cheung and Alice Lyman Miller,eds., Historical Influence of Contemporary Chinese Grand Strategic Thinking on Science and Technology. University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, forthcoming (?)

“Food and China’s World of Goods in the Long Eighteenth Century,“ in Elif Akcetin and Suraiya Faroqhi, eds., Living the Good Life: Consumption in the Qing and Ottoman Empires of the Eighteenth Century. Brill, 2017

Media Coverage
My media coverage is primarily in relation to higher education between China and the US, particularly in relation to NYU Shanghai, the first Sino-US joint venture in Higher Education--historic but not my historical expertise
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
3, 4, 5, 6
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Law, Material Culture, Military, Religion, Technology