B.A. Princeton University, 1960; Ph.D. University of Washington, 1966
Chinese History: late imperial, modern and contemporary.
Code, Custom, and Legal Practice in China: The Qing and the Republic Compared, Stanford U. P. (2001)
Civil Justice in China: Representation and Practice in the Qing, Stanford U.P. (1996)
The Peasant Family and Rural Development in the Yangzi Delta, 1350-1988, Stanford U.P. (1990). (Levenson Prize of the AAS)
The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China, Stanford U.P. (1985). (Fairbank Prize of the AHA)
Chinese Communists and Rural Society, 1927-1934, (co-author), Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1978)
Liang Ch'i-ch'ao and Modern Chinese Liberalism, University of Washington Press (1972)
Modern China: An International Quarterly of History and Social Science. (Founding) Editor, 1975 to the present.
Zhongguo xiangcun yanjiu (Rural China: An International Journal of History and Social Science), to be published in Chinese in Shanghai. (Founding) Editor, 2001-.