History

In 2015 I received my PhD in East Asian History from Columbia University. My principle period is the Song through Yuan dynasties (960-1368), and my topic of specialization is Chinese medical history. However, my interests and my reading are broad, and I have taught 100-level college courses in history, humanities, and world religions. My current interests include the literary practices of elite Chinese physicians, styles of practice/problematics as a way of understanding East Asian medical history, and the fundamental place of medical thought in Chinese thought and literature.

My dissertation, “The Treatise on Cold Damageand the Formation of Literati Medicine: Social, Epidemiological, and Medical Change in China, 1000-1400,” can be found here.

An article of mine, “‘A Thousand Changes and Ten Thousand Transformations’: Individualising Illness in the Northern Song (960-1127)” appeared in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, and I have published a three essays on the academic blog, Asian Medicine Zone: “The Doctor, the Scholar (and the Meditator?) in Middle Period China,” “The Hermeneutics of a Song Dynasty Case Record,” and “From Text to Case and Back Again: The Codification of Ye Gui’s Clinical Experience in Systematic Differentiation Of Warm Disease.”

You can see more of my writing, including some forthcoming publications, on the My Publications page.