Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

Email: d-wank[at]sophia.ac.jp
Tel: 03-3238-4053
Office: 10-512
WANK David

Professor
Sociology

on sabbatical leave in spring 2018

B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Research and Teaching Interests:

I use ethnographic and historical data to address sociological questions of state and society in China, and in globalization. I have published extensively on the emergence of the market economy and the revival of Buddhism in China. More recently, I have been examining culture industries in China and the United States, and the global rise of China. In my sociology courses at Sophia, I seek to connect the classroom content with the lives of my students.

Selected Publications

Books

Working Papers

  • David L. Wank. 2011. “Coercion and Coldfeet: An Economic Sociology of Corruption in China.” (Invited presentations at Yale University, Stanford University, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), etc.)

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
SOC201
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Autumn
SOC312
INTRODUCTION TO FIELD RESEARCH
Autumn
SOC330 SOCIETY AND POLITICS Not Offered
SOC448
SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC LIFE
Not Offered