Distinguished Professor & Head, Department of History, University of Macau, 2015-present
Visiting Chair Professor, Department of History, Jinan University, 2017-present
Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University, 2009-2015
Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Fall 2010
Zijiang Chair Visiting Professor, Si-mian Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities, East China Normal University, 2009-2016
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California at Berkeley, Spring 2009
Visiting Scholar, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Spring 2009
Associate Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University, 2004-2009
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University, 1998-2004
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academy of Chinese Social Sciences, 2005-present
Visiting Professor, Institute of History, Central China Normal University, 2003-present
Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2006-2007
Fellow, Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, 2005
Fellow, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Nanjing University, 2005
Visiting Scholar, Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1992
Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1991-1992
Associate Professor of History, History Department, Sichuan University, China,1987-1992
Lecturer, History Department, Sichuan University, China, 1985-1987
Selected Professional Services
Co-editor, Frontiers of History in China, 2010-present.
Award Committee, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African and Asian History, American Historical Association, 2016-2018.
Reviewer of Grant application for National Humanities Center (NHC), 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
President, Chinese Historians in the United States, 2003-2004.
2013, 2015, 2017年唐奖汉学奖提名人.
Outsider evaluator for programs and promotions: Tsing-hua University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, Northwestern University, State University of New York at Buffalo, Academia Sinica, University of Victoria, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Mississippi State University, Auburn University, Georgia Southern University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, East China Normal University, and Bureau of Culture, Macau S.A.R.
“A College Student’s Rural Journey: Early Sociology and Anthropology in China Seen through Fieldwork on Sichuan’s Secret Society.” Frontiers History of China, 12.1(2017): 1-31.
“The Return of Public Life: The Teahouse, Urban Citizens, and Socialist State in Post-Mao China.” Quaderni storici, no. 2 (August 2015): 409-437.
“Mahjong and Urban Life: Individual Rights, Collective Interests, and City Image in Post-Mao China.” International Journal of Asian Studies, 11.2 (July 2014): 187-210.
“Reorganization of Guilds and State Control of Small Business: A Case Study of the Teahouse Guild in Early 1950s Chengdu.” Frontiers of History in China, 7.4 (December 2012): 529-550.
“Mysterious Communication: The Secret Language of the Gowned Brotherhood in Nineteenth-Century Sichuan.” Late Imperial China 29.1(June 2008, a special issue in Honor of William T. Rowe): 77-103.
“Teahouses, Theaters, and Popular Education: Entertainment and Leisure Politics in Late-Qing and Early Republican Chengdu.” Journal of Modern Chinese History 2.1(June 2008): 1-21.
“Teahouse Workers and Their Organization during Wartime Chengdu,” pp. 1287-1336 in Thirty Years of Studying Republican China, vol. 3. Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, 2008.
“Urban Life in China’s Wars, 1937-49: The View from the Teahouse,” 95-126 in Stewart Loneed. Daily Life of Civilians in Wartime Asia. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007.
“Struggling for Livelihood: Social Conflict through the Teahouse in Republican Chengdu.” European Journal of East Asian Studies 5.2 (Fall 2006): 247-73.
“Entering the Bottom of the City: Revisiting Chinese Urban History through Chengdu.” Chinese Historical Review 12.1 (Spring 2005): 35-69.
“Chakan, chabo to chakyaku——shinmatsu minkoku ki chugoku nairiku toshi niokeru kokyokukan to kokyoseikatsu no mikuro kenkyu茶館、茶房と茶客ーー清末民国期中国内陸都市における公共空間と公共生活のミクロ研究 [The teahouse, teahouse workers, and teahouse-goers: A microhistory of public space and public life in a Republican inland city]. Chugoku–shakai to bunka中国社会と文化[China: society and culture], No. 19, 2004: 116-135.
“‘Masters of Tea’: Teahouse Workers, Workplace Culture, and Gender Conflict in Wartime Chengdu.” Twentieth-Century China, 29.2 (April 2004): 89-136.
“The Rhythm of the City: Everyday Chengdu in Nineteenth-Century Bamboo-Branch Poetry.” Late Imperial China, 22.1 (June 2003): 33-78.
“The Idle and the Busy: Teahouses and Public Life in Early Twentieth-Century Chengdu.” Journal of Urban History 26.4 (May 2000): 411-437.
“Street Culture: Public Space and Urban Commoners in Late-Qing Chengdu.” Modern China 24.1 (January 1998): 34-72.
“Developments of the Public Sphere in the Late-Qing Sichuan.” Social Sciences in China XVIII, No. 2 (1997): 125-130.