Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on the history of late imperial China (1600-1900), including China in the early modern world, early modern sciences in China, and pre-industrial cities in China. Among his publications are a review of Zhang Baichun's The Europeanization of Astronomical Instruments in the Ming and Qing China (Chinese), Isis 92 (2004), a translation (from Chinese to English) of Huang K'o-wu, "Liang Qichao and Immanuel Kant," and of Sang Bing, "Japan and Liang Qichao's Research into National Learning," both in The Role of Japan in Liang Qichao's Introduction of Modern Western Civilization to China (Joshua A. Fogel, ed.; Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2004); "Provenance in Contest: Searching for the Origins of Jesuit Astronomy in Late Imperial China," International History Review 24 (2002); and "Shiba shiji zai jinxiandai zhongguoshi de shuniu weizhi" [The Pivotal Turn of the Eighteenth Century in Modern Chinese History]: A review of William Rowe's Saving the World: Chen Hongmou and Elite Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century China, Jindai Zhongguoshi yanjiu tongxun (Newsletter of Modern Chinese History) (2001).
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Published: Friday, May 26, 2006