Professor, Department of History and Jackson School of International Studies.
1970 B. A., Magna Cum Laude, Yale University
1974 M. A. East Asian Regional Studies, Harvard University
1980 Ph.D. History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University
1970-72: Tutor, English Language and Literature, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1977-80: Tutor, East Asian Studies, Harvard University
1980-89: Assistant Professor, University of Washington
1989- Associate Professor, University of Washington
Academic Honors and Fellowships
1970-72: Yale China Teaching Fellowship, Chinese University of Hong Kong
1975-76 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award at Kyoto University (Japan) and the National Palace Museum (Taipei)
1984 C. S. C. P. R. C. National Program Grant for Advanced Study and Research in China
1988 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend
1989 The Emperor’s Four Treasuries was awarded honorable mention for the Levenson Prize in pre-modern Chinese Studies, Association for Asian Studies and for the annual book Prize of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
1990 University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts
1995 Travel grants from the China Program and the Graduate School Research fund to attend the International Symposium on China in the Eighteenth Century, Peoples’ University, PRC
The Emperor’s Four Treasuries: Scholars and the State in the Late Ch’ien-lung Period
Council on East Asian Studies. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987, 300 pp.
The Limits on the Rule of Law in China. Co-edited with Karen Turner and James V. Feinerman. Seattle: University of Washington, 2000, 365 pp.
Qing Governors and their Provinces (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010) pp.450.
“The Development of the Evidential Research Movement: Ku Yen-wu in the Eighteenth Century” Tsing-hua Journal of Chinese Studies, New Series 16, 1 and 2 (1985) 97-119.
“Zhang Tingyu and Reconciliation: The Scholar and the State in the Early Qianlong Reign” Late Imperial China, 7.1 (1986) 50-62.
“Fang Pao and the Ch’in-ting Ssu-shu-wen,” in Benjamin Elman and Alexander Woodside, editors, Education and Society in Late Imperial China (Berkeley: University of California, 1994) pp. 150-182.
“Imperial Powers and the Appointment of Provincial Governors in Ch’ing China, 1700-1900” in Huang and Brandauer, editors, Imperial Rulership and Cultural Change in Traditional China (Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1994) pp. 248-280.
“Rule and Man and the Rule of Law in China: Punishing Provincial Governors During the Ch’ing,” in Turner, Feinerman and Guy, editors, Limits of the Rule of Law (Seattle, University of Washington, 2000) pp. 88-110.
“Who Were the Manchus?” Journal of Asian Studies, Forthcoming,
“Introduction” (for the section on medical ethics in East, South and Southeast Asia) in Warren T. Reich, editor, Encyclopedia of Bioethics (New York: Macmillan, 1995)
“Education in Late Imperial China,” in Ainslee Embree, editor, Encyclopedia of Asian History (New York: Scribners, 1986) I, 424-426
“Literacy in Late Imperial China,” in Ainslee Embree, editor, Encyclopedia of Asian History (New York: Scribners, 1986) I, 434.
“Wu Ching-tzu,” in Ainslee Embree, editor, Encyclopedia of Asian History (New York: Scribners, 1986) IV, 246.