Matthew Sommer

Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, History (1994)
M.A., University of Washington, International Studies: China (1987)
B.A., Swarthmore College, Political Science (1983)
Matthew Sommer

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November 15, 2017
The American Society for Legal History's Peter Gonville Stein Book Award for 2017 was awarded to: Matthew H. Sommer, Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions (University of California Press, 2015). As the committee noted: "Matthew Sommer’s Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China is...


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