About Me

Not a picture of meOriginally from Toronto, Canada, I am an associate professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. I studied at UBC (B.A., History, 1996) and UCLA  (Ph.D., History, 2004), as well as the Inter-University Program in Taibei, Taiwan and the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan. From 2004 to 2006 I was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, then from 2006 to 2012, I taught in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

I mainly study the cultural history of China during the Ming period (14th–17th centuries), including issues of forgery, authenticity, textual scholarship, and connoisseurship. For more details, see my Teaching and Research pages.

My curriculum vitae is here (PDF format).

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