Bradly W. Reed

Bradly W. Reed

Associate Professor (1994)

Office Hours: M 11:00-12:00, W 1:00-3:00

Office: Nau Hall

Phone: (434) 924-6399

Email: bwr4k (at)

Fields & Specialties

Late Impeial and Modern China


B.A. University of Oregon 1980
M.A. University of Washington 1989
Ph.D. UCLA 1994

Publications, Awards, and Activities

Talons and Teeth, County Clerks and Runners in the Qing Dynasty, Stanford University Press, 2000

"Gentry Activism in Nineteenth-Century Sichuan: The Three Fees Bureau," Late Imperial China, 20:2 (December 1999): 99-127

"Shincho koki shisen ni okeru shu zei, saizei, sozei dain ," (informal administrative financing and tax collection in 19th-century Sichuan, a report from Ba County), Chu goku Shakai to Bunka (Chinese society and culture), Association for Studies of Chinese Society and Culture, University of Tokyo, no. 13 1998

"Money and Justice: Clerks, Runners, and the Magistrate's Court in Late Imperial Sichuan," Modern China 21:3 (July) 1995.

Committee on Scholarly Communications with China, National Academy of Sciences, Research Fellowship, 1991-93.

National Resource Fellowships, 1987, 1988.

Current Research

I am currently working on a social history of the city of Chongqing, Sichuan Province. The study is based on local archival materials and draws heavily from legal case records. My work thus far has focused on the formal administrative structure of city government as well as the role of merchant guilds, native place associations, and secret societies as alternative centers of authority and power.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904

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