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Clayton Brown

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Department of History

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

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Bingham Research Center 221K
DialPhone: (435) 722-1772
SendEmail: Clayton.Brown@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Chinese History, (Anthropology and Archaeology), University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Making the Majority: Defining Han Identity in Chinese Ethnology and Archaeology
MA, History, (Asian Studies), Utah State University, 2001
Red in Red Dye: Precedents for Maoism in Chinese Culture
BA, Asian Studies, (Chinese language), Utah State University, 1999
BA, History, (Chinese language), Utah State University, 1999


Biography

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

Ancient and Modern China, Modern East Asia, WWII in Asia, China's Cultural Revolution, The Vietnam War

Research Interests

Modern Chinese identity construction, with extensive research on China's 56 ethnic groups focusing on the identity of the Han majority. Also the development of archaeology, museums, and cultural heritage preservation in modern China and how this relates to Chinese national identity.

Awards

Outstanding Faculty Member, 2016

USU Uintah Basin

Top Graduate Student, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Honors Convocation

Outstanding Senior in Asian Studies, 1999

Utah State University

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Brown, C.D, (2016). Drawing Lines in Sand: Negotiating the Boundaries of Anthropology in Republican China: Knowledge Acts in Modern China: Ideas, Institutions, and Identities. Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies
    • Brown, C.D, (2016). Proven Strategies for Blended Learning: Case Studies from Distance Teaching in History: Connected Classrooms: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Distance Teaching. Routledge
    • Brown, C.D, Drawing Lines in Sand: Negotiating the Boundaries of Anthropology in Republican China: Passages to Modernity: Knowledge, Culture, and Institutions in Modern China. UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies
    • Brown, C.D, (2011). Taiping Revolt: World History Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Brown, C.D, (2016). Democracy in Asia. Education About Asia, 21:1, 5-12.
      • Brown, C.D, (2012). China's Great Leap Forward. Education About Asia, 17:3, 29-34.
      • Brown, C.D, (2010). Li Ji heyi chengwei Zhongguo kaoguxue zhi fu 李济何以成为中国考古学之父. Shu ChengJune 2010, 45-52.
      • Brown, C.D, (2009). Xai Nai yu Li Ji 夏鼐與李濟. 古今論衡 Disquisitions on the Past and Present published by Academia Sinica, 20, 61-74.
      • Brown, C.D, (2008). Li Ji: Father of Chinese Archaeology. Orientations, 39:3, 61-66.

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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        Publications - Technical Reports

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          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

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            Scheduled Teaching

            HIST 3483 - Modern China 1800 to present, Spring 2017

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Spring 2017

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Spring 2017

            HIST 4821 - World War II in Asia, Spring 2017

            HIST, RELS 3482 - Ancient China to 1800, Fall 2016

            HIST 3560 - Modern East Asia, Fall 2016

            HIST 1500 - Pre-Modern World, Fall 2016

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Summer 2016

            HIST 3483 - Modern China 1800 to present, Spring 2016

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Spring 2016

            HIST, RELS 3482 - Ancient China to 1800, Fall 2015

            HIST 3560 - Modern East Asia, Fall 2015

            HIST 1500 - Pre-Modern World, Fall 2015

            TEPD 5560 - Democracy in Asia, Summer 2015

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Summer 2015

            HIST 1500 - Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Pre-Nineteenth Century World, Spring 2015

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Spring 2015

            HIST 4822 - The Vietnam War, Spring 2015

            HIST 3560 - Modern East Asia, Fall 2014

            HIST 3482 - Ancient China to 1800, Spring 2014

            HIST 1500 - Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Pre-Nineteenth Century World, Spring 2014

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Spring 2014

            HIST 3483 - Modern China 1800 to present, Fall 2013

            HIST 3560 - Modern East Asia, Fall 2013

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Fall 2013

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Summer 2013

            HIST 1500 - Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Pre-Nineteenth Century World, Spring 2013

            HIST 1500 - Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Pre-Nineteenth Century World, Spring 2013

            HIST 3560 - Modern East Asia, Spring 2013

            HIST 3560 - Modern East Asia, Spring 2013

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Spring 2013

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Spring 2013

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Fall 2012

            HIST 4822 - The Vietnam War, Fall 2012

            HIST 1500 - Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Pre-Nineteenth Century World, Spring 2012

            HIST 4910 - Special Studies in History - Ancient China, Spring 2012

            HIST 4821 - World War II in Asia, Spring 2012

            HIST 4910 - Special Studies in History - Modern China, Fall 2011

            HIST 1510 - The Modern World, Fall 2011


            Graduate Students Mentored