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I research the intercultural world of the China seas during the sixteenth century: the relations between Portugal, Ming China, Warring States Japan, and Southeast Asia. This includes many different types of interactions: trade, diplomacy, missions, piracy, and slavery.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara

Jun 200215 Jun 2007

Award Date: 15 Jun 2007

Master, University of California at Santa Barbara

Sep 200014 Jun 2002

Award Date: 14 Jun 2002

Bachelor, University of California at San Diego

Sep 199516 Jun 2000

Award Date: 16 Jun 2000


  • World History
  • Chinese History
  • Foreign Language and Literature

Person Types

  • Staff