Maura Dykstra

Assistant Professor of History
B.A., California State University, Sacramento, 2004; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008; Ph.D., 2014. Research Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2015-16; Assistant Professor, 2016-.

RESEARCH AREA

Social Science History

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Legal History; Economic History; Late Imperial Institutional History; History of the Transition from the Late Imperial to the Modern Chinese State

Selected Publications 
ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

"Beyond the Shadow of the Law: Firm Insolvency, State-building, and the New Policy Bankruptcy Reform in Late Qing Chongqing," Frontiers of History in China Vol. 8, no. 3 (September, 2013): 406-432.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

"Liability, Fraud, Litigation, and Everyday Injustice in the Hu Wan Chang Remittance House Bankruptcy," in Pierre-Etienne Will, ed. La Justice au Quotidien, forthcoming.

"Did China Have a Fin-de-Siècle?" with Jeffrey Wasserstrom in Michael Saler, ed. The Fin-de-Siècle World, London: Routledge, 2014.

"帝国、知縣、商人以及連繫彼此的紐帶:清代重庆的商业诉讼" [Empire, Magistrates, Merchants, and the Ties that Bind: Commercial Litigation in Late Imperial Chongqing] in Wang Xi, ed.中国和世界历史中的重庆 ——重庆史研究国际会议(2012)论文选编 [Chongqing in Historical China and the World: Selected Papers from the 2012 International Conference on Chongqing History], Chongqing: Chongqing daxue chubanshe, 2013, pp. 166-180.

 

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