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This editor is a Grand Tutnum and is entitled to display this Book of Knowledge with Coffee Cup Stain.

Hello! I'm a Canadian man of European descent, and I've lived in China with my family for more than 10 years. I specialize in Chinese history, especially the history of the Qing dynasty, as well as in pre-modern Chinese law and medicine. Even though I have a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies (2010), I don't formally work in Academia, but I'm still publishing articles and working on two scholarly books.

I come to Wikipedia to learn new things and to share a few things I may know. I edit like an artisan who builds a mosaic, little piece by little piece. This is why I can be very slow, but I believe meticulousness helps to create lasting, reliable content.

Recent activities[edit]

I've been fairly inactive in the last month or so. Before that, I worked on the following projects or articles:

Useful links[edit]

I have found the following links particularly useful.

My sandboxes[edit]

You're welcome to leave comments on the "talk page" of my sandboxes. Most of them are long-term projects.

Qing dynasty[edit]

Main series[edit]


Ming-Qing transition[edit]

The mothership would be /Ming-Qing transition (1619-1683). The eventually featured topic would include Chongzhen Emperor, /History of the Manchus before 1644, Shunzhi Emperor, Three Feudatories, Shun Dynasty, and Southern Ming, as well as articles on key people like Dorgon, Wu Sangui, Li Zicheng, and Zhang Xianzhong.

Other Qing topics[edit]

Chinese culture, medicine, and history[edit]

History and anthropology of science and medicine[edit]


Nationalism and historiography in East Asia[edit]


Boxer Uprising[edit]

Uploading images[edit]


The wikis I've created (excluding about 195 redirects)[edit]

The wikis I've rewritten or substantially referenced[edit]


Recognition from peers[edit]

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I hereby award you the Expert Barnstar for your outstanding contributions to China-related topics. This award is given to a few people who are regarded experts in one or several particular fields. Congrats and keep up your excellent work :)!--Tomcat (7) 15:34, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
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Qing dynasty
Thank you for quality scientific articles on Chinese culture, medicine, and history, especially the Qing dynasty and its people such as Shunzhi Emperor, its first "emperor to reign over China", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:33, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

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For your extensive work on Jin campaigns against the Song Dynasty, your excellent contributions to articles on Jurchen and Manchu history, and your mastery of the primary sources. Well done!--Khanate General talk project mongol conquests 05:50, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you for your help on the Shahrbaraz article. I appreciate it very much :). Mossadegh-e Mihan-dust (talk) 18:35, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for your kind words about my work. Here's my newest article that may be of interest to you: [1]. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:52, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
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For your expansion and improvement of Chinese food therapy, which saved it from deletion. Keep up the good work! §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
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I want to thank you specifically for your words of encouragement and your pre-GA review on the History of the Great Wall of China article. Without them I would not have had the confidence to think that it could be GA-worthy. I owe it to you :) _dk (talk) 08:38, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Bubble Tea.png Thanks for your copy-editing of the Constitution of May 3, 1791! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:12, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
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You have been making several substantial contributions to improve our weekly article. Just want to let you know you're doing a great job. NickPenguin(contribs) 00:02, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for telling me if I could add prayers to Anubis! You belong in the tea house. EMachine03 (talk) 11:27, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
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For your contributions to last week's article for improvement, Anubis. ///EuroCarGT 01:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you for your excellent work on Java Man. Very interesting read on an important topic. Keep it up! jonkerztalk 13:25, 8 July 2014 (UTC)