Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, 2005


  • Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770-1900 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).
  • “Kunju de ouran xiaowang” (The accidental death of Kun opera), in Hua Wei et al., eds., Kunqu. Chun san er yue tian—miandui shijie de kunqu yu Mudanting [Kun opera’s new spring days—kun opera and The Peony Pavilion mount the global stage] (Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 2009), 354-66.
  • Actors and Aficionados in Qing Dynasty Texts of Theatrical Connoisseurship,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 68.1 (June 2008): 1-56.
  • “The Nun Who Wouldn’t Be: Representations of Female Desire in Two Performance Genres of ‘Si fan’,” Late Imperial China 22.1 (June 2001): 71-138.