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Clayton Brown

Clayton Brown

Department of History

Assistant Professor - Ancient and modern China, WWII in Asia, China's Cultural Revolution, and the Vietnam War.

Contact Information

Office Location: Bingham Research Center 221K

Phone: (435) 722-1772
Email: Clayton.Brown@usu.edu

Having lived in China and Taiwan for a total of four non-consecutive years, I received a Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of Pittsburgh and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution before becoming an Assistant Professor, first at Rhodes College and now USU.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy offering survey courses on world history and Asia, and upper division courses on ancient and modern China, WWII in Asia, China's Cultural Revolution, and the Vietnam War.

Research Interests

My research interests involve modern Chinese identity construction. I have done extensive research on China's 56 ethnic groups, with focus on the identity of the Han majority, as well as the development of archaeology, museums, and cultural heritage preservation in modern China and how this relates to Chinese national identity.

Education

  • PhD - University of Pittsburgh - 2008
  • MA - Utah State University - 2001
  • BA - Utah State University - 1999
  • BA - Utah State University - 1999