Research interests: history of the last Qing dynasty; the Manchu and the construction of ethnicity as a comparative historical problem in the context of other conquest dynasties (Liao, Jin, Yuan), relations between China and Inner Asia, the history of the frontier, the Silk Road, early modern cartography, and gender and women's history
Research interests: Chinese projects of modernity/globality; social studies of science, technology, and medicine; politics of reproduction, population, and life itself; gender studies; anthropology of the state, governance, and public policy; socialism and post-socialism.
Research interests: United States in the world; Asia, the Middle East, and Africa; 20th-century international history; colonialism and nationalism; evolution of international society; international organizations and NGOs; global health; transnational networks and flows; development of institutions, norms, and practices.
Research Interests:immigration and citizenship; gender; transnational family life; urban anthropology; space and social change; voluntarism; theory and practice of ethnography; methodology; China; Hong Kong; Chinese senior migrants in the US.
Research interests: health system performance and reform issues; structural analysis of health systems; measurement of medical impoverishment; socioeconomic inequalities in access to essential medicines and healthcare finance; smoking and poverty; international study on the roles of private healthcare providers; a comprehensive assessment of China’s health system performance; an intervention study on the impact of rural community medical cooperatives.
Research interests:energy and environmental systems; atmospheric and climate modeling; engineering, economic development, and resource management; oceans and geophysics; science, technology, and public policy; energy, environment, and sustainability.
Research interests: a simulation model of the US health sector; payment systems for physicians and hospitals; comparative health care systems; financing health care in developing nations; and interaction between economic development and health care.
Research interests: international economics, including both international trade and international monetary economics; a fundamental interest in the world economy leads to an interest in all environmental issues that require international cooperation to deal with effectively.