Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
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Jonathan Ming-en Tang
BioJonathan Tang is a Lecturer for Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE). After graduating with an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College in 2004, he received an MA in Regional Studies: East Asia from Columbia University, studied Mandarin Chinese for two years, and worked at a Beijing-based business school for two more before starting his doctoral studies on Twentieth-Century Chinese History at University of California, Berkeley. Jonathan completed his dissertation on the modern "Warlord Era," (the short time period between the fall of the imperial system and the rise of the centralized party-state) in 2019.
He has designed and taught courses on East Asian Nationalism and Military History in Modern China for UC Berkeley, and has also taught courses in Chinese and East Asian History at University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. At Stanford, he has taught "Screening Modern China," "Preventing Human Extinction," "Citizenship in the 21st Century," and "American Enemies." In the 2022-2023 academic year, he is teaching "Why College?" "Citizenship in the 21st Century," and "Preventing Human Extinction."
PWR Advanced Lecturer
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Jurisprudence; Rhetoric and Climate Catastrophe; Strategic Planning in International Relations and Governments; Rhetoric and Global Economy; and Equal Employment Opportunity in the Entertainment Industry
Lecturer in Civic, Liberal, and Global Education
BioJohn Turman is a lecturer for the Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) program. He earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy at U.C. Berkeley and completed his PhD in philosophy at Stanford University. John's current research is focused on foundational questions about the concept of knowledge, concepts of action, concepts of the mind, and how facts about a person's mind explain facts about their behavior. John is also a passionate (beginner) video game development hobbyist and a long-time music/audio production hobbyist (and has a few other irons in the fire).