• PhD, University of Michigan, 1984

Research Interests

  • Early Chinese history
  • Paleography of pre-Qin China
  • Chinese philosophy

Publication Highlights

  • The Confucian Creation of Heaven (1990)
  • "Was There a High God Ti in Shang Religion?" (1990)
  • "Cook Ding's Dao and the Limits of Philosophy" (1996)
  • "Selling Sagehood: The Philosophical Marketplace in Ancient China" (1997)
  • "Casuistry and Character in the Mencius" (2002)
  • "The Background of the Kong Family of Lu and the Origins of Ruism" (2003)
  • "Shang State Religion and the Pantheon of the Oracle Texts" (2008)