M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Research and Teaching Interests:
I use ethnographic and historical data to address sociological questions of state and society in China, and in globalization. I have published extensively on the emergence of the market economy and the revival of Buddhism in China. More recently, I have been examining culture industries in China and the United States, and the global rise of China. In my sociology courses at Sophia, I seek to connect the classroom content with the lives of my students
David L. Wank, et al (ed). 2009. Making Religion,Making the State: The Politics of Religion in Modern China. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
David L. Wank, et al (ed). 2007. Dynamics of Global Society: Theory and Prospects (in Japanese). Tokyo: Sophia University Press.
David L. Wank, et al (ed). 2002.Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
David L. Wank. 1999. Commodifying Communism: Business, Trust, and Politics in a Chinese City. New York: Cambridge University Press.
David L. Wank. 2011. “Coercion and Coldfeet: An Economic Sociology of Corruption in China.” (Invited presentations at Yale University, Stanford University, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), etc.)
|Courses No||Title||2017 Semester Offered|
|SOC312||INTROCUDTION TO FIELD RESEARCH||Not Offered|
|SOC201||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||Spring|
|SOC330||SOCIETY AND POLITICS||Not Offered|
|SOC448||SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC LIFE||Spring|