Maura D. Dykstra

Assistant Professor of History

Maura Dykstra headshot
Mail Code: MC 101-40
Office: 201A Dabney
Phone: 626-395-6087
Email: maura@​caltech.edu
Administrative Assistant:
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 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.