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About Gregory Rohlf

My training as a historian was shaped by the three years I spent in China and Taiwan in the 1980s and 1990s.  My experiences on a tropical island, a fertile inland basin and on the arid highlands of the Chinese - Tibetan borderlands taught me how deeply history is rooted in local customs and stories. 

It's fascinating how local conditions, milestones, heroes and villains create a distinctly local sense of the past and present.  Researchers must observe, ask questions and above all listen to all the diverse sources of local data to build a sound foundation for productive work. During those years, my work in East Asia was primarily in education.  My first job was at a junior college in Sichuan province.  I completed my Ph.D. in History at the University of Iowa in 1999 and joined Pacific in 2001.

Positions

2015 - 2018 Associate Professor, University of the Pacific ‐ College of the Pacific
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2010 - 2015 Chair, History Department, University of the Pacific ‐ College of the Pacific
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2007 - 2010 Associate Professor, University of the Pacific ‐ College of the Pacific
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2001 - 2007 Assistant Professor, University of the Pacific ‐ College of the Pacific
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Asian Studies, History, China, Modern China, Chinese History, Asian History, and Political Science

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Courses

  • East Asian Civilizations
  • World History
  • Modern Chinese History
  • Imperial China
  • Japan in War and Peace
  • Southeast Asia and the West
  • Think Globally, Act Globally

Education

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1999 Ph.D., Modern Chinese History, University of Iowa
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1993 M.A., Center for Chinese Studies: History, The University Of Michigan
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1988 B.A., Luther College
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Contact Information

Office: Wendell Phillips Center 210
Phone: 209.946.2804

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Books and Book Chapters (4)

Book and book contributions written by Dr. Greg Rohlf.

Articles (16)

Journal articles written by Dr. Greg Rohlf.

Presentations (13)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Greg Rohlf.