1994 Ph. D. of history, University of California, Irvine.
Dissertation: Rural Credit Market and the Chinese Peasant Economy (1600-1950)–The State, Elite, Peasant, and "Usury"
1988 M.A. (History) University of California, Los Angeles.
1983 M.A. (History) National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
1980 B.A. (History) National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
2000- present Associate Professor, Department of History, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, New York.
1997-1999 Assisant Professor, Department of History, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, New York.
HIST 102 20th Century World History
HIST 209 Traditional Asia
HIST 208 Modern Asia
HIST 370 History of East Asia: China and Japan Before 1600 (Distant Learning)
HIST 383 Modern China
HIST 384 Comparative Economic History of Asia
HIST 384 Chinese Society in Late Imperial Era
HIST 385 Modern Japan
HIST 500 Historiography and Method
1994- 1997 Assistant Professor, History Department, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.
1993-1994 Adjunct, History Department, Radford University, Radford, Virginia.
1983-1985 Lecturer, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
1981-1983 History Teacher, Fuhe Junior High School, Yonghe City, Taipei County, Taiwan, ROC.
2000-Present Director, History Department Graduate Program.
2000-Present Member, New York Conference of Asian Studies Executive Board
1998-1999 Acting Director, International Studies Program. SUNY Oswego.
1997-present Editor, H-Asia of H-Net.
1994-1995 Co-moderator and member of the board of editors, H-Grad of H-Net.
1998 Faculty Enhancement Grat, SUNY Oswego.
1993 The China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award. China Times Cultural Foundation, Long Island, New York.
1990 The David and Jeanne Tappan Award in Chinese Studies. Humanities Associates, University of California, Irvine.
UC Irvine Senate Grant. The grant is awarded to dissertation research at Harvard-Yenching Library and Library of Congress.
1989 UCLA Senate Grant. The grant is awarded to a research project on Law and Chinese Society conducted in Archives in Beijing, China.
1983 Professor Kuo T'ing-i Memorial Scholarship. Award to the best history thesis of the year. National Taiwan Normal University.
1979 Professor Shen Kang-po Memorial Scholarship, Honor student in history, National Taiwan University.
1. American Historical Association, Washington D.C.
2. The Association for Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
3. All-UC Group in Economic History, Davis, California.
4. Internet Discussion Group: H-World, H-Econ, H-Asia, H-Rural, and H-Japan, H-Net, Michigan State University.
5. New York Conference of Asian Studies, SUNY New Paltz.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
2005 “Your Honor, I Am Innocent: Law and Society in Late Imperial
China” A Teaching Unit Developed in conjunction with Columbia University Expanding East Asia Studies Program and Freeman Foundation.
2004 “Confucianism and the Chinese Legal Tradition: Recent Scholarship on Chinese Legal History and Jurisprudence Studies” The Chinese Historical Review. vol. 11, no. 2, Fall 2004. pp. 223-241.
1999 Review Article "The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China" Chinese Studies v.17:1, pp. 365-370.
1996 Review. Organizing Asian-American Labor: The Pacific Coast Canned-Salmon Industry, 1870-1942. Columbia, The Magazine of Northwest History. Summer 1996, 44.
"Rural credit and the concept of 'peasant petty commodity production' in Ming-Qing Jiangnan" The Journal of Asian Studies. 55:1, Feb. 1996. 97-117.
1989 "The small peasant economy in North China: development or underdevelopment?" Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, Academia Sinica, vol. 2:1. Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
1985 Study of Pawnshop in Modern China (1644-1937), 396 pages, 79 tables, 10 figures, 35 illustrations. Taipei: Institute of History, National Taiwan Normal University. History Monograph no. 13.
1985 "Famine relief and the state: a case study of the famine in Shanxi province 1876-1879", The Journal of National Taipei Institute of Technology (Social Sciences and Humanities), vol. 18. Taipei, Taiwan.
1980 "The revolutionary diplomacy of the KMT during the Northern Expedition, 1926-1929", Shi-i, vol. 16. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
1978 "Piracy and trade in southeast China coast during the second half of the sixteenth century" Shi-i, vol. 13. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Presentations at Professional Conferences
2001 "Learning and Teaching Asia on the Internet: Virtual Classroom vs. Traditional Classroom" Oct. 16, 2001. New England Asian Studies Conference. Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
1999 "The Material Culture and Patterns of Consumption in Ming Jiangnan" Dec. 14, 1999. Columbia University Traditional China Seminar. New York, New York.
Presenter. "The Formation of self-identity in Ming Jiangnan" 1999 New York Conference for Asian Studies, Hobart and William Smith College, New York.
Presenter. "Commercialization and Consumption in Ming Jiangnan" 1999 AAS annual convention at Boston.
1998 Presenter. "Who Were Better Off: A Comparative Study of Rural Living Standard in Yangzi Delta and Western Europe–1650-1800." 1998 AHA annual convention at Seattle.
1997 Presenter. "Rural Standard of Living in Yangzi Delta, 1650-1800." All UC Economic Conference. Nov. 1997.
1997 Presenter. "Peasants’ Energy Consumption in Yangzi Delta, 1650-1800." Economic Institute ,Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C. June, 1997.
1991 Prenster, "Rural credit and agricultural production in Jiangnan during the Ming-Qing Era". All-UC Group in Economic History Fall Conference, University of California, Davis, November 8-10, 1991.