Professor of History and East Asian Studies, specializes in Chinese social, religious, and cultural history 1600-1900, and is particularly interested in Qing material culture. She received her B.A. from Stanford in 1966, and M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Yale in 1974. Her most recent published work is PEKING: TEMPLES AND CITY LIFE, 1400-1900 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000).