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Quinn D. Javers


  • Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 2012
  • M.A., History, Stanford University, 2006
  • B.A., History, University of Pennsylvania, 2000


Quinn Javers’ research focuses on violence, law, local communities, and state-society relations during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The main sources for his work are legal cases from local archives, primarily from Sichuan Province. He is currently revising his dissertation, “Conflict, Community and Crime in Fin-de-siècle Sichuan,” for publication.

Over the years, he has lived in Beijing, Taipei, Chengdu and Hong Kong, and has travelled throughout China.

Research Focus

Cross-Cultural Women's & gender History; Law, Culture and Society; Mass, Popular, Folk Cultures; Africa, Asia, & the Middle East