Links and information for students
Course sites, pointers on how to read in college, guidelines for presentations, guidelines for reading responses, research sources on comparative and international politics, information about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, citation format requirements, checklist for all written work
What should you call me? I suggest that currently enrolled undergraduate students call me “Professor Read.” All others, including graduate students and everyone who is not a student, should feel free to call me “Ben.”
- In Fall 2018 I’m on sabbatical leave.
- In Winter 2019 I’ll teach Poli 161, Foreign Relations of China.
- Then in Spring 2019 I’ll teach Poli 140d, Politics of East Asia, and Poli 141, Politics of China. See below for these courses’ most recent syllabi.
- Poli 60, Comparative Politics of the Developing World, Winter 2014 [syllabus]
- Poli 140d, Politics of East Asia, Spring 2018 [syllabus]
- Poli 141, Politics of China, Fall 2017 [syllabus]
- Poli 161, Foreign Relations of China, Winter 2017 [syllabus] [Korean Peninsula timeline]
- Poli 190t, Governance and Conflict in East Asia, Winter 2018 [syllabus]
- Poli 200b, Social Forces and Political Change, graduate seminar, Winter 2015 [syllabus]
- Poli 210, Problems of Democracy in Comparative Perspective, graduate seminar, Spring 2016 [syllabus]
- Poli 261, Key Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics, graduate seminar, Spring 2014 [syllabus]