Liu Yonghua, Ph.D. (2004) in East Asian Studies, McGill University, teaches in the History Department of Fudan University. He was previously Associate Professor of History at Xiamen University. His major interests include socio-cultural history of late imperial China and historical methods. He is currently revising a manuscript titled “Confucian Rituals among Chinese Villagers: Ritual Change and Social Transformation in a Southeastern Chinese Community, 1368-1949,” for publication. He plans to study the historical experience of a peasant family of Huizhou, middle China, in the nineteenth century based on a group of precious diary-like texts penned by three-generation members of the family during his stay at HYI.