3435199409_595619f4ca_oI’m an historian of 19th and 20th c. China and an associate professor of History at the University of Mary Washington. My research includes explorations of colonialism, spectacle, childhood and play. This website is a central locale for links related to ongoing projects, past endeavors, and occasional blog posts.

Among my digital projects, I am editor of Gulou 鼓楼 (“Drum Tower”), a site for East Asia news and resources.

I am also Book Review Editor for the journal Twentieth-Century China. If you are interested in having a book considered for review, please forward it to my office address.

Recent & Upcoming Work

“Rebel Kingdoms, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and Student Authorship.” Featured speaker at “OpenVA 2.1” Symposium on Open Educational Resources at the College of William and Mary. Williamsburg, VA, 2 May 2015.

“Charting the Digital in Asian Studies: Promises, Realities, and the Future of Teaching and Research,” Panel Discussion, Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting. Saturday, March 29, 2014. Philadelphia, PA.

“Teaching Critical Thinking in an Increasingly Digital Age: Strategies, Struggles, and Success Stories” – Roundtable Panel Participant, American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Washington, D.C.

“Play, Mischief, and Modern Subjectivity in China, 1919-1941.” Paper presentation for “At Play in the Space Between, 1914-1945″ conference, DePaul University, Chicago, 22 June 2013.