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Ph.D., UC San Diego, 2009
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I am an assistant professor in History and EALCS. My research interests include local history of the Qing dynasty and early republican political culture, with a special focus on the emergence of popular nationalism and the potential of republicanism. I am also attracted to revolutions. I hope to understand people’s motivations and choices in the swirl of a revolution.
Research and Teaching Interests
- Qing History
- Republican and People's Republic of China
- Political Transformation in Late Qing China
The Making of Modern Chinese Politics: Political Culture, Protest Repertoires, and Nationalism in the 1911 Revolution
- “Life and Memory of Sent-down Youth in Yunnan”
In James Cook, Joshua Goldstein, and Sigrid Schmalzer, eds., Visualizing China: Image, History and Memory in China 1750-Present (Roman & Littlefield), forthcoming in 2014.
- "Jiangou xinde lixian guojia: Xuantong yuannian Sichuan Ziyiju de taolun"
In Zhongguo shixuehui ed., Jinian Xinhai geming yibai zhounian guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwenji (Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe), forthcoming in 2014.
- “Configuring a Constitutional State: Officials and Assemblymen at the 1909 Sichuan Provincial Assembly Meeting”
Twentieth-Century China Vol. 38, No. 3 (October 2013): 230-253.
- “The Railway Movement in Chengdu: Sovereignty of the Nation and Rights of the People"
In Ogata Yasushi ed., The 1911 Revolution in Global History (Tokyo: Kyuko Shoin, 2013), 196-222.
- “Qinghua University and Chinese Politics during the Cultural Revolution”
In Alfreda Murck ed., Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Chinese Cultural Revolution (Museum Rietberg Zurich, 2013), 16-35.
- "Loyalty, Anxiety and Opportunism: Local Elite Activism during the Taiping Rebellion in Zhejiang, 1851-1864"
Late Imperial China Vol. 30, No. 2 (December 2009): 39-83.
- "Passion, Reflection and Survival: Political Choices of Red Guards at Qinghua University, June 1966-July 1968"
In Joseph Esherick, Paul Pickowicz , and Andrew Walder, eds., China’s Cultural Revolution As History (Stanford University Press, 2006), 29-63.
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
- HIST 185A Modern China: The Qing Empire
- HIST 185B Modern China: Republican and People's Republic of China
- HIST 185P Proseminar on Cultural Revolution
- HIST 200AS Graduate Seminar: Historical Literature on Asia
- CHIN 185CR/285CR Seminar on Cultural Revolution
- HIST 204 Research Workshop
Honors and Professional Activities
- 2011 Hellman Family Fellowship
- 2011 Faculty Career Development Fellowship
- 2010 Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship
- 2009 Center for East Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University
- 2007 UCSD Humanities Center’s Writing Fellowship
- 2006 Pacific Rim Dissertation Research Fellowship
- 2005 SSRC International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship
- 2002 Yale University Henry Fan Fellowship
- 2000 Peking University Academic Excellence Prize