Edward L Farmer
I was trained in East Asian Regional Studies and Modern Chinese history. My research has concentrated on the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), but years of teaching have broadened my interests: first to comparative Asian History, then to comparative World History. Coming from a Chinese history background, I have tried to see world and global history from a perspective that resists Eurocentric assumptions. In recent years this has led me to reexamine Ming history from a global perspective.