Pre-Modern and Modern China
Ethnicity and Nationalism in Empires
19th and 20th Century Chinese History
East Asian Civilizations
Ethnicity and Minority Religions in East Asia
Christian Missionaries and the Making of the Modern World
"Christianity with Chinese Characteristics: The origins and evolution of the Adventist mission in a Chinese province". Journal of Adventist Mission Studies 8/1 (Fall 2012): 107-138
My research considers a frontier space, a zone of contact where Chinese civilization has interacted with Tibetans, Muslims, Mongols and other Central Asian groups for centuries. While my primary interests presuppose the politics surrounding the formation of the People’s Republic of China, I am also interested in how individual actors formed bonds of community across religious lines. Speaking more broadly, questions of identity formation and cultural hybridity, resulting from trade and migration patterns, guide my scholarly pursuits.