Associate Professor of History, History
School of Humanities
Ph.D., UC Berkeley, History
Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
University of California, Irvine
353 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
China, Ming and Qing dynasties
Qitao Guo 's research focuses on the social, cultural, and religious history of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1912). Currently, he is engaged in a book-length project on the rise of mercantile lineage culture in Ming China, 1480-1580.
Exorcism and Money: The Symbolic World of the Five-Fury Spirits in Late Imperial China. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2003.
Ritual Opera and Mercantile Lineage: The Confucian Transformation of Popular Culture in Late Imperial Huizhou. Stanford University Press, 2005.
"Engendering Mercantile Lineage: The Rise of the Female Chastity Cult in Late Ming Huizhou," Nan Nu: Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China (E.J.Brill, June 2015).
"Genealogical Pedigree versus Godly Power: Cheng Minzheng and Lineage Politics in Mid-Ming Huizhou" Late Imperial China (June 2010).