Associate Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Late imperial and twentieth century China
    • Chinese-Western relations since the 18th century.
    • Christianity in China
  • Department:

    • History
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. History and Asian Studies Pennsylvania State University


I am a social and cultural historian of modern China. I teach courses on modern China, modern Japan, and modern East Asia in general.

My current research studies the real estate empire of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris (French: Société des Missions Étrangères de Paris, short M.E.P.) in south China from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. It examines how the mission acquired their properties, and what happened to their properties as the political landscape changed in China.




  • Lead translator from English to Chinese A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610 by R. Po-chia Hsia (Oxford University Press 2010). Published as Li Madou: Zijincheng lide Yesuhuishi. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe 2012.  Updated edition published in 2020.

Book Reviews


  • HIST 121, Asian Civilization II

  • HIST 452, China in the Modern World, 1600-Present

  • HIST 455, Tokugawa and Modern Japan, 1600-Present

  • HIST 492, Capstone Seminar

  • HIST 456 East Asia in the Age of Empire