Ph.D. Harvard University, 1981
- Guy, R. Kent. Qing Governors and Their Provinces: The Evolution of Territorial Administration in China, 1644-1796. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010. Print.
- Guy, R. Kent. The Emperor's Four Treasuries: Scholars and the State in the Late Ch'ien-lung Era. Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1987. Print.
- Lieu, Joshua Van. Divergent Visions of Serving the Great: The Emergence of Chosǒn-Qing Tributary Relations as a Politics of Representation. Diss. University of Washington, 2010. Chair: R. Kent Guy.
- Meyer, Mahlon. Imagined families: Mainlander Identity and Memory on Taiwan During the KMT-DPP Transition. Diss. University of Washington, 2008. Chair: R. Kent Guy.