Michael D. Wilson

Associate Professor of History
Department of History and Political Science
B.A. Vanguard University

Office: Social Science Building
Phone: (714) 556-3610 ext. x2655
Email: mdwilson@vanguard.edu

Fall 2010

History 470: Imperial China

All books REQUIRED:
1) Shaughnessy, China: Empire and Civilization, Oxford (2005). ISBN: 0195182871
2) Confucius, The Analects, Penguin Classics. ISBN: 0140443487
3) Huang, 1587: A Year of No Significance, Yale, (1981). ISBN: 9780300028843
4) Carnes & Gardner, Confucianism and the Successsion of the Wanli Emperor, 3rd ed. Pearson Longman (2005). ISBN: 032133230X
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Brief Bio

I graduated from Vanguard University in 1983, where I majored in English and minored in History-Political Science. My undergraduate education included a semester in Washington, D.C., with the American Studies Program sponsored by the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. From 1984-86, I taught English at Jiangxi Agricultural University in the People’s Republic of China. I spent 1987 in Hong Kong editing the publications of Asian Outreach International.

In 1988 I began a doctoral program at UCLA in Chinese history; eventually I changed my major course of study to United States history. My interests in U.S. and Chinese history came together in my doctoral dissertation entitled, “United States Policy and the Nationalist Revolution in China, 1925-1928.” My Ph.D. was conferred in 1996. I am currently working on a book about American perceptions of Chiang Kai-shek during the Nationalist Revolution in China. It is to be published by Lexington Books.

I began teaching full-time at Vanguard University in fall, 1998. I was honored to be named Outstanding Faculty Member by the Associated Student Body for the 2001-2002 Academic Year. During the summers of 2004 and 2005 I led teams of Vanguard students to the People’s Republic of China, where we toured and taught English.

In 2010-2011 I will be serving in an interim capacity as Associate Provost/Dean of the Undergraduate College.