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Research Interests: China, Chinese medicine, history of disease, history of consumer culture
Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010, University of California Press, 2011
WINNER of AHA King Fairbank Prize in East Asian History, 2011
Bubonic Plague in Nineteenth-Century China. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1996.
Research Interests: Late Imperial China, Central and Inner Asia, Xinjiang, Mongolia, Tibet, Frontiers, Ethnicity
The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang. New York: Columbia University Press; London: C. Hurst, Co., 2006.
New Qing Imperial History: The Making of Inner Asian Empire at Qing Chengde. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. (Chief editor; with assistance from Ruth Dunnell, Mark Elliott and Philippe Forêt)
Research Interests: environmental history of late imperial and modern China
Fishing Wars and Environmental Change in Late Imperial and Modern China, Harvard Asia Center and Harvard University Press, 2009.
"Introduction: Reading and Using the Forum on the Environment in World History", World History Connected 8.2, 2011.
Research Interests: Modern Japan, social reform, domesticity, cultural history
House and Home in Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, and Bourgeois Culture, 1880-1930. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004.
WINNER AAS Northeast Asia Council John Whitney Hall Prize and AHA John King Fairbank Prize in East Asian History, 2004
Research Interests: China, East Asia
Current Project: "Russia's South Manchurian Adventure: The Liaodong Leasehold and China's Resistance to Imperialism, 1889-1905"
Research Interests: modern South Asia, Indian Ocean World, British Empire, Island Studies and Convict Histories
Imperial Andamans: Colonial Encounter and Island History: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
"Settling the Convict: Matrimony and Family in the Andamans", Studies in History 22.2, 2006
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