I am a historian, amateur pianist, and associate professor at the University of California, Davis, where I teach in the History Department and am affiliated with the Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, Feminist Theory & Research, and Science & Technology Studies programs on campus. I received my Ph.D. in the History of Science Program at Princeton University.
My work is concerned with the history of systems of thought, spanning from the social life of sexual concepts to the transcultural foundations of psychoanalysis and racial science. You can listen to a podcast on my current book project here. As the Founding Chair (2019–2022) of the Society of Sinophone Studies, I utilize new paradigms of global inquiry to rethink the conventions of historiography.
I am the author and editor of a dozen books. After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China (2018) received the International Convention of Asia Scholars Humanities Book Prize and the Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific (2021), a Lambda Literary Award Nominee and Winner of the Bullough Book Award and the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award Honorable Mention from the Modern Language Association, enriches the geopolitical histories of transness. I also served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History (2019), which earned the 2020 Dartmouth Medal from the American Library Association. Grants and fellowships from Academia Sinica, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, the Tang Prize Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust have funded my research.
My favorite composers are Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and Schubert.
An abridged version of my CV can be found here.
我是一位歷史學者，興趣包含鋼琴演奏，普林斯頓大學科學史博士，現任美國加州大學戴維斯分校歷史系專任副教授。我同時參與校內的批判理論、文化研究、東亞研究、性別理論與研究、科技研究等學程。我的學術興趣聚焦於人類思維的社會體系史，涉及性觀念的文化脈絡、精神分析與種族科學的知識基礎。作為華語語系研究協會創辦主席，我嘗試用新的全球意識論述反思史學史的常規。英文專書著作包括《閹人之後：現代中國科學、醫療與「性」的轉變》(2018) 和《跨托邦在華語語系太平洋》(2021)。從 2011 年至今，編輯（或與人合編）超過 20 種的學術論文集和學術期刊特別專輯，以《全球酷兒歷史百科全書》(2019) 和《人類科學在中國的建構：歷史與概念的基礎》(2019) 為最具指標性。最喜歡的作曲家包含蕭邦、德布西、薩蒂和舒伯特。