Beatrice Bartlett received her Ph.D. from Yale in 1980. In addition to many articles on the Qing communications system, record-keeping, archives, and official historical writing, she has published Monarchs and Ministers: The Grand Council in Mid-Ch’ing China, 1723-1820 (1991). Bartlett teaches a lecture course on twentieth-century Chinese history and seminars on Taiwan history and Chinese historiography. In the past she has also taught courses on the Overseas Chinese, Chinese law, and the history of Hong Kong, as well as the lecture-survey of modern China (1600-present). She offers two graduate research courses for the modern China field: one on the research bibliography of Qing and early twentieth-century history, and one on communications systems, reading Qing documents, and using official Qing sources. She also runs Yale’s China Workshop, a lunchtime forum for speakers and discussions.