Publications include: a chapter, “Conversion by the Book: Guilio Aleni, SJ, and Jesuit Print Culture in Late-Imperial China,” in Legacies of the Book: Missionary Printing in Asia and the Americas, Edited by Antoni J. Ucerler, SJ, and Wu Xiaoxin. San Francisco: University of San Francisco/Ricci Institute (forthcoming); "Introduction" by Anthony E. Clark, in Jin Luxian, The Memoirs of Jinluxian: Volume One, Learning and Relearning Honk Kong: Hong Kong University Press, (2012); China's Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644-1911) (Lehigh University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011); "Praise and Blame: Ruist Historiography in Ban Gu’s Hanshu," in The Chinese Historical Review (spring 2011); editor of Beating Demons and Burning Their Books: Views of China, Japan, and the West, in the Asia Past and Present Book Series (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press 2010); author of Ban Gu's History of Early China (Amherst, New York: Cambria, 2008); two chapters, "Ban Gu," and "Ban Biao," in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Classical Chinese Writers: Pre-Tang Era (-598) (Bruccoli Clark Layman, forthcoming); an article, "Matteo Ricci, S.J.: An Apologist for Dialogue," in This Rock: The Magazine of Catholic Apologetics and Evangelization (2009).
Selected presentations include: "Jesuit Inventions of a New Confucianism," at the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS)/Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting, Honolulu (2011); "Mandarins and Martyrs of Shanxi in Late-Imperial China," part of the Matteo Ricci Lecture Series, Whitworth University (2010); panel chair of "Construction and Reconstruction of Chinese Concepts of Self-Identity and Others at Four Historical Moments," at the American Historical Association, San Diego (2010); a paper, "Motives and Methods of Jesuit Book Production in Late Imperial China," at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting (2009); a lecture, "Resistance and Accommodation: The Catholic Church in Post Mao China," at Princeton University (2009).
Selected scholarly papers include: “Out of the Ashes: Remembrance and Reconstruction in Catholic Shanxi, 1900-Present,” LEWI Symposium on the Catholic Church in China, 1900 to the Present (Scholarly Symposium), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, (June 2013); “Local Magistrates and Foreign Mendicants: Chinese Views of Shanxi’s Franciscan Mission During the Late Qing, 1700-1900,” Strangers in Distant Lands: The West in Late-Imperial China (Scholarly Symposium), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (December 2012); “Recovering China’s Past: Missionary Photographs of Late-Imperial and Republican China in Western Archives,” Hangzhou Symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign Relations and Cultural Exchanges (Scholarly Symposium), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, (November 15, 2012).
Hosted a 13-part TVe series "The Saints of China: Martyrs of the Middle Kingdom," which aired on the Eternal Word Television Network in 2011.
Organized the Matteo Ricci Lecture Series: Sowing the Field of Christian Missions in China and Japan, a scholarly symposium and colloquy, co-Sponsored by Whitworth University Department of History and Gonzaga Catholic Studies (2010).
Serves as archivist, canonically appointed by Bishop William Skylstad, D.D., Catholic Diocese of Spokane (2009-present).
First person since 1951 to be granted access to the collection of the former Lazarist China Mission Library in Tianjin, China, which he photographed and catalogued.
Received the Academic Affairs Award for research at the Vatican Secret Archives and Pope's Private Library (2007-08); deemed an Honored Lecturer at the University of Alabama Graduate School Lecture Series (2007); received American Oriental Society Presenter's Award (2004); received the J. William Fulbright and NSEP David L. Boren Awards for research in Taipei, Taiwan (2001-02).
Member of the Association for Asian Studies; American Catholic Historical Association; American Historical Association; American Oriental Society; China Missions Group; and Society for Ming Studies.