M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Michigan (1983)
B.A. in History and Political Sciences, University of Hong Kong (1981)
Publications and Professional Activities
* "Marking the Boundaries: The Rise of Historical Geography in Republican China," in Formation and Development of Academic Disciplines in China: History, edited by Brian Moloughney and Peter Zarrow (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 2010).
"Zhou Dunyi" in Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy, edited by John Makeham (Dordrecht, The Netherland: Splinger, 2010).
"Hexagrams and Politics: Wang Bi's Political Philosophy in the Zhouyi Zhu," in Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China, edited by Alan K.L. Chan and Yuet-keung Lo (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), 71-96.
"From a Hierarchy in Time to a Hierarchy in Space: The Meanings of Sino-Babylonianism in Early Twentieth Century China," Modern China 36.2 (March 2009): 139-169.
〈黃节《黄史》中的世界图像〉(Images of the World in Huang Jie's History of the Yellow) , in《事变中的史学》(Historical Learning in Times of Crisis) edited by Li Jinqiang李金强（Guangxi shifan daxue chubanshe, 2009）, 3-22.
"A Precarious Balance: Divination and Moral Philosophy in Zhouyi zhuanyi daquan," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35.2 (2008): 254-271.
"Chinese Modernity and the Restructuring of the Field of Cultural Production" (co-authored with Kai-wing Chow et al) in Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search of Chinese Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008), 1-23.
"From Babbitt to ‘Bai Bide': Interpretations of New Humanism in Xueheng" in Beyond the May Fourth Paradigm: In Search Chinese Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008), 253-267.
"Introduction" (co-authored with Robert Culp) to The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China (Brill, 2007), 1-20.
"Educating the Citizens: Visions of China in Late Qing History Textbooks" in The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China (Brill, 2007), 79-105.
"Constancy in Change: A Comparison of James Legge's and Richard Wilhelm's Interpretations of the Yijing," Monumenta Serica 53 (2005): 315-336.
辛亥革命與歷史意識: 比較《國粹學報》與《民報》的史論" (The 1911 Revolution and Historical Consciousness: A Comparison of the Historical Writings in Guocui xuebao and Minbao), in 有志竟成: 孫中山、辛亥革命與近代中國 (The Will to Change: Sun Yat-sen, the 1911 Revolution and Modern China) edited by Lin Qiyan 林啟彥, Li Jinqiang 李金強, and Bao Shaolin 鮑紹霖 (Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 2005), 233-249.
"Cultural Identity and Local Self-Government: A Study of Liu Yizheng's History of Chinese Culture," Modern China 30.4 (October 2004): 506-542.
HIST 220: Interpretations in History:
Students in HIST 220 will get an intensive introduction to the practice and study of history in a seminar setting. Students will read and discuss many works of scholarship which take different approaches to the same set of historical issues and/or events. Through detailed and sustained class discussion and individual analysis of several historical works dealing with the same general field, students will gain better analytic skills and an understanding of the variety of historical interpretations possible for a given topic. Prerequisites: 9 hours of college-level history credit, at least 3 hours of which must be at Geneseo; or junior standing. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester
HIST 281: M/Trad East Asian Hist to 1840
A survey of traditional East Asian history, focusing on the rise of Chinese and Japanese civilizations, the formation and development of the Chinese empire, the cultural exchanges among East Asian countries and between East Asia and other parts of the world, and the position of East Asian civilization in the ancient and medieval world. Not offered on a regular basis
HUMN 220: H/Western Humanities I
A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.