Foreign Banks and Global Finance in Modern China: Banking on the Chinese Frontier, 1870–1919. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Journal Articles

“Electric Pioneers: Nationalist Lobbying, Technology Transfer, and the Origins of the Chinese Electric Lamp Industry, 1921–1937.” Enterprise & Society (First View, 12 December 2022), pp. 1-35.

“Investing in the New Republic: Multinational Banks, Political Risk, and the Chinese Revolution of 1911.” Business History Review 94, No. 3 (2020), pp. 507-534.

“Sino-Foreign Business Networks: Foreign and Chinese Banks in the Chinese Banking Sector, 1890–1911.” Modern Asian Studies 54, No. 3 (2020), pp. 970-1004.

“Networks of Capital: German Bankers and the Financial Internationalisation of China (1885-1919).” Enterprise & Society 20, No. 4 (2019), pp.796-808.

“From Globalization to Liquidation: The Deutsch-Asiatische Bank and the First World War in China.” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 4, No. 2 (2015), pp. 601-629. (Open Access Version available here).

Book Reviews

Chinese Hinterland Capitalism and Shanxi Piaohao: Banking, State, and Family, 1720-1910. By Luman Wang, Abingdon, Routledge, 2020, 208 pp, illus., £120 (hard-back), iSBN 978-0-3674-5809-6.” Business History (2022), pp. 1-2.

“Financial Stabilization in Meiji Japan: The Impact of the Matsukata Reform. By Steven J. Ericson. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. 210 pp. Illustrations, index. Hardcover, $49.95. ISBN: 978-1-5017-4691-8.” Business History Review 95, No. 2 (2021), pp. 356-358.

“Vernacular Industrialism in China: Local Innovation and Translated Technologies in the Making of a Cosmetics Empire, 1900–1940. By Eugenia Lean. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 416 pp. ISBN: 9780231193481 (cloth).” The Journal of Asian Studies 79, No. 4 (2020), pp. 994-996.


With Li Wenjie, “Dehua yinhang niandu baogao (1897-1902)” (Chinese Translation of the Annual Reports of the Deutsch-Asiatische Bank (1897-1902)), Jindaishi ziliao (Sources in Modern Chinese History) 137 (2018), pp. 87-117.

Conference Reports

“The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire,” held at the University of Cambridge (August 2015). H-Soz-Kult (H-Net) Conference Reports, 10/2015.

Archival Reviews

“A review of the Federal Archives – Berlin-Lichterfelde (Bundesarchiv, Berlin-Lichterfelde), Berlin, Germany.”, 10/2013.

“A review of the Political Archive of the German Foreign Office (Politisches Archiv des Auswärtigen Amtes), Berlin, Germany.”, 10/2013.