• B.A., Trent University 1998
  • M.A., McGill University, 1999
  • Ph.D., McGill University, 2013


Areas of Interest

Chinese history, history of medicine, gender history, Chinese medical history, women’s medicine, history of body, tactile perception, pain history, history of techniques

Courses Taught
  • Family in Chinese History
  • Pain in Chinese History
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Body in Chinese Tradition
  • Premodern and Modern China


“The Use of Pain in Determining the Progress of Childbirth in Shichan lun” Submitted to Journal of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, August 2016.

Jessieca Leo. Sex in the Yellow Emperor’s Basic Questions: Sex, Longevity, and Medicine in Early China. (Florida: Three Pine Press, 2011). Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity. Forthcoming.

Luo Manling. Literati Storytelling in Late Medieval China. (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2015). Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review 2015.

Paola Zamperini. Lost Bodies: Prostitution and Masculinity in Chinese Fiction. (Leiden: Brill, 2010). Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review 2011.