Research Interests

  • Modern Chinese History
  • Modern Japanese History
  • Modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Pre-modern Chinese History


  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2013

Select Publications

  • “A Ghostly Bodhisattva and the Price of Vengeance: Meng Chao, Li Huiniang, and the Politics of Drama, 1959-1979,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 24.1 (Spring 2012): 149-199.
  • Review of Yu Xinzhong, Zhongguo jiating shi, volume 4: Ming-Qing shiqi, (Chinese family history: the Ming- Qing period) (Guangzhou: Guangdong renmin chubanshe, 2007), China Review International 15.4: 549-552.