Faculty Profile

David Strand

Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science (1980)

Contact Information

Director, Norwich Humanities Program in England, 2015-17

strand@dickinson.edu

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 105E
717.245.1204
http://users.dickinson.edu/~strand/

Bio

His teaching and research fields include modern Chinese politics and history, urban studies, human rights, and Asian studies and the environment. Books include Rickshaw Beijing: City People and Politics in the 1920s (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989, Reconstructing Twentieth Century China: State Control, Civil Society and National Identity (co-editor with Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard) (New York: Oxford University/Clarendon Press, 1998), Cities in Motion: Interior, Coast and Diaspora in Transnational China (co-editor with Sherman Cochran and Wen-hsin Yeh) (Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies China Research Monographs, University of California, Berkeley, 2007), New Lives for Asian Images (co-editor with Samuel K. Parker) (Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College Department of East Asian Studies and Trout Gallery, 2008), and An Unfinished Republic: Leading By Word and Deed in Early Twentieth Century China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011). His latest publication is “A Walk in the Park: Singapore’s Green Corridor as a Homegrown Import,” Asia Research Institute Working Paper Series No. 223 (July 2014) National University of Singapore. He will serve as Director of the Dickinson Norwich Humanities Program, 2015-17.

Education

  • B.A., Lawrence University, 1971
  • M.A., Columbia University, 1973
  • M.Phil., 1974
  • Ph.D., 1979

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

HUMN 209 Studies in the Humanities I
Required of all students in the Dickinson Humanities Program. This is an intensive immersion program taking place in the city of London as the first component of the Dickinson Humanities Program sequence. The course combines class sessions and site visits to explore London and its environs as a vehicle for understanding key questions about art, identity, and human agency, in the context of history, culture, geography, and governance. This course will fulfill neither a distribution nor a major requirement. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Dickinson Humanities Program in England. Offered prior to fall semester and only in the Dickinson Humanities Program in England.

HUMN 210 Studies in the Humanities II
Required of all students in the Dickinson Humanities Program. Building on HUMN 209, this class provides a broad humanities-centered view of contemporary British life and culture, perhaps including such issues as the arts, identity, education, religion, government, diversity, and media, with an emphasis on Norwich and East Anglia. This course will fulfill neither a distribution nor a major requirement. Prerequisite: 209. Offered fall only in the Dickinson Humanities Program in England.