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Timothy Brook
Timothy Brook
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BornTimothy James Brook
(1951-01-06) January 6, 1951 (age 68)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationSinologist, historian, writer
LanguageEnglish, Chinese, French, Japanese
Alma mater
GenreHistory
SubjectSinology; cultural, economic, legal and social history; world trade and globalization
Notable worksBooks by the author
Website
www.timothybrook.com

Timothy James Brook (Chinese name: ; born January 6, 1951) is a Canadian historian, sinologist, and writer specializing in the study of China (sinology).[1][2][3][4] He holds the Republic of China Chair, Department of History, University of British Columbia.

His research interests include the social and cultural history of the Ming Dynasty in China; law and punishment in Imperial China; collaboration during Japan's wartime occupation of China, 1937-45 and war crimes trials in Asia; global history; and historiography.

Early life and education

Timothy Brook was born on January 6, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario in Canada, grew up in that city and currently lives in Vancouver.[1][5]

After graduating from the University of Toronto Schools, Brook received a bachelor's degree in English literature at the University of Toronto in 1973; a master's degree in Regional Studies-East Asia at Harvard University in 1977, and in 1984 received a Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard University, where his dissertation advisor was Philip A. Kuhn .[6]

Academic positions

From 1984-86 Brook was a MacTaggart Fellow at the University of Alberta; from 1986-97 he progressed from Assistant to Full Professor at the University of Toronto; from 1997-99 he was Professor of History at Stanford University, and 1999-2004 he was Professor of History at the University of Toronto,[6] and Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford.[7] He came to University of British Columbia in 2004, and was Principal, St. John's College 2004-2009.[4][6] He is also Academic Director of the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program at the University of British Columbia's Institute of Asian Research.[8] He was elected President of the Association for Asian Studies 2015.

Selected honors

Editorial positions

American Historical Review, 2012--; Handbook of Oriental Studies, Brill, Leiden; Studies in Comparative Early Modern History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; International Journal of Asian Studies, University of Tokyo; Journal of Ming Studies, Taipei; Ming Studies, Society for Ming Studies, New Mexico State University; Shilin (Historical studies), Shanghai. Since 2008, he has been Editor-in-chief of The History of Imperial China, a six-volume series published by Harvard University Press.[9]

Publications

Brook's scholarly publications in the fields of Asian social, economic and legal history and international trade include:

Books written

  • (in Chinese) Wei quanli qidao: fojiao yu wan Ming Zhongguo shishen shehui de xingcheng. Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe, 2005.[9]
  • (in Czech) ?tvero ro?ních dob dynastie Mingína v období 1368-1644. Prague: Vy?ehrad, 2003.
  • (in Chinese) Zongle de kunhuo: Mingdai de shangye yu wenhua. Beijing: Sanlian, Taipei: Linking, 2004.
  • (in Korean) K'waerak ?i hondon: Chungguk My?ngdae?i sang?p kwa munhwa. Seoul: Yeesan, 2005.[9]
  • (in French) Le chapeau de Vermeer : Le XVIIe siècle à l'aube de la mondialisation. France: Payot, 2010.
  • (in Italian) Il cappello di Vermeer : il Seicento e la nascita del mondo globalizzato. Turin: Einaudi, 2015.
  • Death by a Thousand Cuts, with Jérôme Bourgon and Gregory Blue. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2008.[27][28]
  • The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2010; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 2013.[29][30][31]
  • Mr. Selden's Map of China. Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer. New York, Bloomsbury, 2013. ISBN 9781620401439
  • (in Italian) La mappa della Cina del signor Selden : il commercio delle spezie, una carta perduta e il Mar Cinese Meridionale. Turin: Einaudi, 2016.

Books edited

  • The Asiatic Mode of Production in China. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1989.
  • National Polity and Local Power: The Transformation of Late Imperial China, by Min Tu-ki. Co- edited with Philip Kuhn. Cambridge: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1989.
  • Culture and Economy: The Shaping of Capitalism in Eastern Asia. Co-edited with Hy Van Luong. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
  • Civil Society in China. Co-edited with B. Michael Frolic. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1997.
  • China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge. Co-edited with Gregory Blue. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • (in Chinese) Zhongguo yu lishi zibenzhuyi: hanxue zhishi de xipuxue. Taipei: Chu liu tushu gongsi, 2004. Simplified character edition: Shanghai: Xinxing chubanshe, 2005.
  • Documents on the Rape of Nanking. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.
  • (in Chinese) Expanded Chinese translation: Nanjing datusha yingwen shiliao ji. Taibei: Shangwu yinshuguan, 2007.[9]
  • Nation Work: Asian Elites and National Identities. Co-edited with Andre Schmid. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.
  • (in Chinese) Minzu de goujian: Yazhou jingying ji qi minzu rentong, 2008.[9]
  • Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952. Co-edited with Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
  • The History of Imperial China (6 vols). Cambridge: Harvard University Press (2008-). Editor-in-chief from 2008 to date.[9]

Awards

In 2009, Vermeer's Hat won Brook the Mark Lynton History Prize from Columbia University in New York, worth $10,000 (U.S.). The prize is one of the Lukas Prize Project awards.[5][32] The book was described as a "bold, original and compulsively readable work of history."[5]

Death by a Thousand Cuts was a finalist and received an honourable mention for the Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers 2008 PROSE Award, in the World History and Biography/Autobiography category.[33][34]

References

  1. ^ a b Staff (16 December 2007). "Biography - Brook, Timothy (James) (1951-): An article from: Contemporary Authors". Thomson Gale. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (May 2003). Canadian Who's Who 2003, Volume 38. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press. p. 172. ISBN 0-8020-8867-8. Retrieved . 28th edition (May 2003).
  3. ^ a b Conrad, Peter (29 June 2008). "A time when every picture told a story". The Observer. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b c Dirda, Michael (27 January 2008). "Painting the World: How a hunger for tea and tobacco created global trade". Washington Post. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b c Staff (1 April 2009). "Vancouver writer Timothy Brook wins U.S. nonfiction prize". CBC News. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b c Staff (October 2004). "Timothy James Brook (profile)". St. John's College, University of British Columbia. Archived from the original on 2010-02-04. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Staff (14 May 2008). "New Oxford China Centre launched". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Staff (2008). "Death by a Thousand Cuts". Harvard University Press. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b c d e f Staff (c. 2015). "Timothy James Brook". University of British Columbia. Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Mulvenon, James; Brook, Timothy (February 2000). "Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement by Timothy Brook". The Journal of Asian Studies. Association for Asian Studies. 59 (1): 145-146. doi:10.2307/2658599. JSTOR 2658599.
  11. ^ Wortzel, Larry M. (January 1994). "Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement by Timothy Brook". Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs. Contemporary China Center, Australian National University (31): 123-126. JSTOR 2949905. Volume or issue is simply shown as "No. 31".
  12. ^ Staff (11 December 2005). "FRONTLINE: The Tank Man: Interviews: Timothy Brook (edited transcript)". Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved .
  13. ^ Dreyer, June Teufel (December 1993). "Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement by Timothy Brook". The China Quarterly. Cambridge University Press on behalf of the School of Oriental and African Studies (136): 988-989. JSTOR 655602. Special Issue: Greater China (December 1993).
  14. ^ Saich, Tony; Brook, Timothy (Winter 1993-1994). "Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement by Timothy Brook". Pacific Affairs. Pacific Affairs, University of British Columbia. 66 (4): 573-574. doi:10.2307/2760686. JSTOR 2760686.
  15. ^ Barrett, T. H. (December 1994). "Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China by Timothy Brook". International Journal of Asian Studies. Cambridge University Press. 140: 1151-1153. doi:10.1017/S0305741000053029. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Naquin, Susan; Brook, Timothy (December 1995). "Praying for Power: Buddhism and The Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China by Timothy Brook". Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. Harvard-Yenching Institute. 55 (2): 556-568. doi:10.2307/2719353. JSTOR 2719353.
  17. ^ Struve, Lynn; Brook, Timothy (June 1995). "Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late- Ming China by Timothy Brook". The American Historical Review. American Historical Association. 100 (3): 930-931. doi:10.2307/2168690. JSTOR 2168690.
  18. ^ ter Haar, Barend J. (1999). "Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China by Timothy Brook". T'oung Pao. BRILL. 85 (4/5): 515-520. doi:10.1163/1568532992642413. JSTOR 4528819. Citation reads: "Second Series, Vol. 85, Fasc. 4/5 (1999)".
  19. ^ Yee, Danny (2005). "The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China". dannyreviews.com. Retrieved .
  20. ^ Pye, Lucian W. (June 2005). "Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China". Council on Foreign Relations: Foreign Affairs. Retrieved .
  21. ^ Barrett, David P. (Fall 2005). "Timothy Brook. Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China" (PDF). The Chinese Historical Review. The Chinese Historians in the United States, Inc. 12 (2): 339-342. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19. Retrieved . The PDF shows a listing of contents for volume 12, No.2, General Issue Number 21. See CHR web site Archived 2009-09-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ Schoppa, R. Keith (December 2005). "Timothy Brook. Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China". The American Historical Review. American Historical Association. 110 (5): 1501-1502. doi:10.1086/ahr.110.5.1501. Retrieved .
  23. ^ Mitter, Rana (2006). "Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China" (PDF). The International History Review. Routledge. 28: 426. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-10-14. Retrieved .
  24. ^ Duara, Prasenjit (January 2008). "Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China" (PDF). The China Journal. Contemporary China Center, Australian National University (59): 142-143. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 5, 2008. Retrieved .
  25. ^ Nakajima, Gakusho (January 2006). "The Chinese State in Ming Society by Timothy Brook". International Journal of Asian Studies. Association for Asian Studies. 3 (1): 143-147. doi:10.1017/S1479591405280257. Retrieved .
  26. ^ Soulliere, Ellen (June 2006). "Timothy Brook, The Chinese State in Ming Society" (PDF). New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. New Zealand Asian Studies Society. 8 (1): 168-171. Retrieved .
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  28. ^ Staff (5 May 2008). "Death by a Thousand Cuts". The New Yorker. Retrieved .
  29. ^ Waltner, Ann (2010). "Timothy Brook: The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. By Timothy Brook". The Journal of Asian Studies. Cambridge University Press. 69 (4, November 2010): 1179-1181. doi:10.1017/S0021911810002159. Retrieved .
  30. ^ Bol, Peter (2011). "The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties (review)" (PDF). Journal of Song-Yuan Studies. Project MUSE. 41: 405-410. doi:10.1353/sys.2011.0014. Retrieved .
  31. ^ Maire, Stephen (11 February 2012). "The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties by Timothy Brook". Asian Review of Books. Cheshta Infotech Pvt Ltd. Retrieved .
  32. ^ Hoffmann, Jackie (29 May 2009). "UBC Professor Wins Prestigious History Prize". Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved .
  33. ^ Staff (2008). "Death by a Thousand Cuts: Timothy Brook, Jérôme Bourgon and Gregory Blue". Harvard University Press. Retrieved .
  34. ^ Staff (5 February 2009). "Association of American Publishers Announces 2008 PROSE Award Winners". Association of American Publishers. Archived from the original (DOC) on 2011-06-09. Retrieved .

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