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Timothy J. Brook
Timothy J. Brook

Timothy J. Brook is Republic of China Chair in the Department of History and Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. He has previously been Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University College in the University of Oxford, Professor of History at the University of Toronto, Professor of History at Stanford University, Mactaggart Fellow in History at the University of Alberta, Honorary Professor of History at East China Normal University in Shanghai, and Principal of St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia.

He received his Ph.D. in history and East Asian Languages from Harvard University, and he is the author of the books, Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement, The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, Mr Selden’s Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer, Death by a Thousand Cuts (with Jérôme Bourgon and Gregory Blue), Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Chinese Elites in Wartime China, The Chinese State in Ming Society, The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China, Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China, and Geographical Sources of Ming-Qing Historyand .