East Asia; Technology; Medicine
B.A., Cornell College
M.A. and Ph.D., Cornell University
Research and Teaching Interests
Chinese History; Chinese Medicine; Maritime history and the piratical underworld
Research Project: China, the Church and Middle Kingdoms
The Origin of the Tiandihui: The Chinese Triads in Legend and History, in collaboration with Qin Baoqi, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.
Pirates of the South China Coast, 1790 - 1810, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987.
Hua nan hai dao 1790 - 1810. Translation of Pirates of the South China Coast, 1790 - 1810, Liu Ping translator, Beijing: Press of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1997.