Assistant Professor of History

Institutional Affiliation

Colorado State University
Department of History


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

Late imperial and twentieth century China; religions and Christianity in China; Chinese-Western relations since the 18th century

Regional and Thematic Interests

East Asia
History; Religion


My current research project studies the economic and financial history of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris (French: Société des Missions étrangères de Paris, short M.E.P.) in south China from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. It examines how those missionaries purchased and utilized local properties, demonstrating how property acquisitions provided a testing ground for Sino-Western relations.

Selected Publications

2013 “Catholicism and the Gelaohui in Late Qing China.” New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 15: 16-35.

2012 Lead translator from English to Chinese. A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci, 1552-1610, by R. Po-chia Hsia (Oxford University Press, 2010). Published as Li Madou: Zijincheng li de Yesuhuishi. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe.