Current Research: Environmental history of the Qing frontier.
Chinese and Japanese history
1. "The Cultured Nature of Imperial Foraging in Manchuria," Late Imperial China, forthcoming.
2. "To Go Where No Han Could Go for Long: Malaria and the Qing Construction of Ethnic Administrative Space in Frontier Yunnan," Modern China, 31, No. 3, July 2005.
3. Opium and the Limits of Empire, Drug Prohibition in the Chinese Interior, 1729-1850, Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, 2005.
4. "The Venomous Course of Southwestern Opium: Qing Prohibition in Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou in the Early Nineteenth Century," The Journal of Asian Studies, 62, No. 1, November 2003.