Skip header content and main navigation Binghamton University, State University of New York - History
The Branches of Heaven Book Branches of Heaven The Thorny Gates of Learning in Sung China Sung-tai K'o-chü Neo-Confucian Education
 

John William ChaffeeJohn William Chaffee

Distinguished Service Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Office: LT 608
Phone: (607) 777-4168
E-mail: chaffee@binghamton.edu



I am a Chinese historian with a research focus on the social and institutional history of the Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE). My undergraduate courses include a survey of East Asia, a year-long history of China , and a history of Sino-European interactions from 1200 to 1945. My graduate seminars (often cross-listed as senior seminars) deal with maritime Asia, East Asian imperialism, and the history of Chinese women, and I work individually with graduate students in Chinese history on their own research areas. My past research undertakings have focused upon the educational and examination systems of the Song, and the Song imperial clan. My current projects concern the Muslim trade diasporas in Guangzhou and Quanzhou from the Tang to Ming dynasties. I am also co-editing the topical Song volume of the Cambridge History of China.

Recent or current undergraduate courses:

Recent or current graduate courses:

* Courses with an asterisk are also open to undergraduates.

Significant Publications

Books:

Recent Articles:

Recent Grants and Fellowships

Professional Activities

Connect with Binghamton:
Twitter icon links to Binghamton University's Twitter page YouTube icon links to Binghamton University's YouTube page Facebook icon links to Binghamton University's Facebook page Instagram

Last Updated: 8/2/10