History of China and East Asia
Transnational Economic and Business History
Quantitative Data Analysis
“The Price of Persecution: The Long-Term Effects of the Anti-Rightist Campaign on Economic Performance in Post-Mao China,” (with Joshua Eisenman), World Development, forthcoming.
“Enterprise Archives and Business History in Contemporary China: The Case of the Baojin Company Archive,” Entreprises et Histoire, forthcoming.
My research and teaching interests include transnational economic and business history, the interactions between industry, technology, and state-building, and US-China economic engagement. Currently I am finishing a book project on China’s local businesspeople and regional industrial factories from the late imperial Qing to the Reform era. Other research projects include a digital project on Chinese factory and enterprise gazetteers and several article projects on technology transfer in Cold War China and business dispute resolution in the Reform era.