Ben Read dot net

Rui Jieming

Benjamin L. Read

Associate Professor

Politics Department

Merrill Faculty Services

1156 High Street

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

office: 831-459-4469

fax: 831-459-3125

email: bread (at) ucsc (dot) edu

http://benread.net/

General

Office hours: I am on sabbatical and away from Santa Cruz, returning in early January, 2015.

About me: Bio, curriculum vitae, and UCSC profile

Institutional links: UC Santa Cruz, Politics Department, East Asian Studies, UCSC Quick Links

Maps: Area, city, campus, college, aeronautical

Former students: Please drop me a line. Apart from email, use this form to check in and keep in touch.

Research

Full overview of my work on local organizations in China and Taiwan, and on field research methods; articles and book chapters listed by topic with links to full text [link]

Books:

Field Research in Political Science: Practices and Principles

coauthored with Diana Kapiszewski and Lauren M. MacLean, forthcoming, Cambridge Univ. Press, March 2015

[abstract] [publisher's page] [project site] [Amazon page]

Roots of the State: Neighborhood Organization and Social Networks in Beijing and Taipei

Stanford University Press 2012

[abstract] [publisher's page] [Google books] [Amazon page]

Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asia: Straddling State and Society

edited with Robert Pekkanen, Routledge 2009

[abstract] [publisher's page] [Google books] [Amazon page]

Commentary

Interviews, essays, book reviews, and other projects [link]

Courses

eCommons course sites | how to read in college | what to call me? | absence form

guidelines for presentations | guidelines for reading responses

research sources on comparative and international politics

about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism | citation format requirements | checklist for all written work

Future:

In Winter 2015 I will teach Poli 200b, Social Forces and Political Change

In Spring 2015 I will teach Poli 140d, Politics of East Asia, and Poli 141, Politics of China.

Past:

Poli 60, Comparative Politics of the Developing World, Winter 2014 [syllabus]

Poli 141, Politics of China, Spring 2014 [syllabus]

Poli 143, Foreign Relations of China, Fall 2009 [syllabus]

Poli 190t, Governance and Conflict in East Asia, Spring 2012 [syllabus]

Poli 200b, Social Forces and Political Change, graduate seminar, Spring 2013 [syllabus]

Poli 261, Key Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics, graduate seminar, Spring 2014 [syllabus]

China and East Asia in U.S. Foreign Policy, Fall 2013 (UC Washington Center) [syllabus] [Korean Peninsula timeline]

Miscellaneous

Java tools for learning and maintaining Chinese: self-quizzes on traditional vs. simplified characters | Chinese surnames

VBA macros for Word: general | annotation

Notes on software that I use

Aviation weather report:

NorCal short | long

Mid-Atlantic short | long