Brook, Timothy (James)

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BROOK, Timothy (James)

BROOK, Timothy (James). Canadian, b. 1951. Genres: Civil liberties/Human rights, History, Third World. Career: Needham Research Institute, research associate, 1978-79; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, MacTaggart fellow, 1984-86; University of Toronto, ON, professor of history, 1986-2004; Stanford University, professor of history, 1997-99; University pf British Columbia, principal St. John's College, 2004-. Publications: Geographical Sources of Ming-Qing History, 1988; Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement, 1992; Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China, 1993; The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China, 1998. EDITOR: The Asiatic Mode of Production in China, 1989; (with P.A. Kuhn) Min Tu-ki, National Polity and Local Power: The Transformation of Late Imperial China, 1989; (with Hy Van Luong) Culture and Economy: The Shaping of Capitalism in Eastern Asia, 1997; (with B.M. Frolic) Civil Society in China, 1997; (with G. Blue) China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge, 1999; Documents on the Rape of Nanking, 1999; (with A. Schmid) Nation Work: Asian Elites and National Identities, 2000; (with B.T. Wakabayashi) Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952, 2001. Work represented in books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: St. John's College, University of British Columbia, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4.