Education Background:
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
M.A. University of Macau
B.A. Xiamen University


Teaching Area

Modern China, Social history of religion and law, the cultural interactions between East and West


Academic Articles:

2022 "The Chengda Teachers School and Modern China's Frontier Politics." The Journal of Asian Studies 81, no. 2: 323-340. SSCI and A&HCI

2021   "Lost Voices: Chinese Muslim Modernists and the Issue of Polygamy in the Republican Era" International Journal of Asian Studies 18, no. 1: 103-17. A&HCI. 

2020   "Understanding the Character Yi in Pre-Opium War Period Canton: A Study of the Merchant Newspaper the Canton Register," Review of Culture International Edition, no. 62: 104-114.

2019   “When the Rule of Law Met Rule by the Party: The Conflicts between Baptist Schools and Local Guomindang in Republican Suzhou,” Journal of Modern Chinese History 13, no. 2: 274-95. ESCI.

2018   “The Calendar Reform in Republican China and Its Impact on Buddhism: A Study of the 1913 Birth Anniversary for Buddha” (Lun minchu lifa biange dui Fojiao fazhan de Ying Xiang: yi 1913 nian fodan jinian hui wei li 论民初历法变革对佛教团体发展的影响:以1913年佛诞纪念会为例), Anhui shixue 安徽史学, no. 6: 83-90. CSSCI.

Conference Papers:

1. 08/2020 "The Chengda Teachers' School and the Frontier Policies of the Nationalist Regime," Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China, Biennial Conference, Online.

2. 09/2018 “The Calendar Reform in Republican China and Its Impact on Religion,” Shaanxi Normal University, Qujiang Scholars Forum, Xi’an, China. 

3. 03/2018 “Protestant Schools and the Gender Segregation in Republican Suzhou,” Association for Asian Studies, National Conference, Washington D. C. 

4. 06/2017 “Struggling with Nationalism: Chengda School and the Cult of Sun Yat-sen,” Association for Asian Studies-in-Asia, Seoul, South Korea. 

5. 01/2017 “Grassroot Modernity: The Founding Story of the Chengda Teachers’ School,”  New England Region Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

6. 06/2016 “WWI and Chinese Intellectuals’ Understanding of Superstition,” invited Lecture, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

7. 05/2016 “Understanding Western Superstition in Modern China,” American Academy of Religion, Eastern Regional Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.