Professor. Doctoral tutor
1961/06, B.Sc., Xiamen University.
1961/07-1978/08, Assistant , the history department , Xiamen University;
1978-1983,Lecturer ,the history department , Xiamen University;
1984-1986,Deputy director ,the Institute of history, Xiamen University;1985/11,Professor , Xiamen University;
1985/04-1985/07,Visiting scholar, the Institute of Humanities,Kyoto University of Japan;
1985/09-1986/09,Visiting scholar, the Center for East Asian Studies,Stanford University;
1987-2006,Director of the Institute of history, Xiamen University;
1988-2007,the Seventh, eighth ,ninth, tenth ofChinese People's Political Consultative Conference Committee member;
1994/04-1994/10, Visiting scholar, the Oriental Institute,Oxford University;
1996,Visiting professor, the Institute of history,Taiwan's National Central Univer;
1997-2008,Member of the academic committee of the State Council in the fourth and five session of the academic committee of the State Council;
2000, Visiting scholar, the history department ,Taiwan's National Chengchi University;
2004-2007,Adjunct professors,Ocean University of China;2005,Academic Committee Director ,Ocean Development Research Institute;the chief expert , innovation base of maritime development research of philosophy and social sciences innovation in 985 Project ;
2008-2010,Chair Professor, the History Department,Capital Normal University;
2010-present,honorable professor and Doctoral tutor, Xiamen University;
Chinese ancient history, focusing on the history of the Ming and Qing Dynasties; the social and economic history, focusing on the study of land contract documents; the maritime social and economic history; China’smaritime civilization and the history of the sea.
1.The biography of Lin Zexu, the People press,1981;
2. Study on land contract documents in Ming and Qing Dynasties,the People press,1986;
3. the Series of Ocean and China( Editor),Jiangxi University Press,1998;
4.the Series of Ocean China and the world(Editor), Jiangxi University Press,2003;
5.Special topics on Chinese marine civilization(Editor), the People press,2016.