WANK David

on sabbatical leave in autumn 2017
Professor
B.A., Oberlin College
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

 

Selected Publications:

Books
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.

Working Papers
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

Courses NoTitle2017 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
Tel:
03-3238-4053
Email:
d-wank@sophia.ac.jp
Office:
10-512