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Associate Director/Professor

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Academic Background

PhD History (East Asia/China), University of California at Berkeley

MA History (East Asia), University of Hawaii at Manoa

BA East Asian Studies, Yale University

Research Interest

  • State projects of indoctrination/thought reform in 20th century China
  • Buddhism in modern Chinese history
  • Local histories of war and revolution in 20th century China

Current Research

  • Northern Jiangsu and Anhui Local Rural Society in War and Revolution, 1937-1957

Courses Offered

CCSS1001 China's Cultural Past
CCSS1005 Modern China
CCSS3030 China under Mao
CCSS3103 Guided Fieldwork in China
CCSS3104 China Internship Experience
CCSS3111 Humanities Research on China
CCSS4520 Capstone Research Paper
CHES6010 China Seminar I
CHES6020 China Seminar II

Selected Publications

2017 “The Charismatic Monk and the Chanting Masses: Master Yinguang and his Pure Land Revival Movement,” in Making Saints in Modern China, ed. by David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, and Ji Zhe. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
2016          Recovering Buddhism in Modern China. Co-edited with J. Brooks Jessup, (Columbia University Press 2016), including Professor Kiely's chapter, "The Communist Dismantling of Temple and Monastic Buddhism in Suzhou."
2015 楊凱里著,陳亭佑譯(2015)。〈在菁英弟子與念佛大眾之間——民國時期印光法師淨土運動的社會緊張〉。載康豹、高萬桑主編,《改變中國宗教的五十年︰1898-1948》(頁363-397)。臺灣︰中央研究院近代史研究所。
2015 Modern Chinese Religion II: 1850 - 2015 (2 vols). Leiden and Boston: Brill. Co-edited with Vincent Goossaert and John Lagerwey.
2014 The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956. New Haven: Yale University Press.
2013 "Dangerous Cities: Judicial Authorities, Criminologists, and the Perception of Crime Zones in 1920s and 1930s China," in New Narratives of Urban Space in Republican Chinese Cities: Emerging Social, Legal, and Governance Orders, ed. Billy K.L. So and Madeleine Zelin. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
2011 "Shanghai Public Moralist Nie Qijie and Morality Book Publication Projects in Republican China," Twentieth Century China, Vol. 36, No. 1 (January 2011).
2010 "Spreading the Dharma with the Mechanized Press: New Buddhist Print Cultures in the Modern Chinese Print Revolution, 1865-1949," in From Woodblocks to the Internet: Chinese Publishing and Print Culture in Transition, 1800-2008, ed. Christopher Reed and Cynthia Brokaw. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
2004 "Performances of Resistance: Communist Hunger Strikes and Demonstrations in Nationalist Prisons, 1928–1937," Twentieth Century China, Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 2004).
1995 "Third Force Periodicals in China, 1928-1949: Introduction and Annotated Bibliography," Republican China, Vol. XXI, No. 1 (November 1995).
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