Thomas Gold

He is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and serves as executive director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP), a university consortium which administers an advanced Chinese language program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He was founding director of the Berkeley China Initiative, and chair of Berkeley’s Center for Chinese Studies. His research focuses on many aspects of the societies of East Asia, particularly mainland China and Taiwan. His publications on mainland China have covered numerous topics, including youth, popular culture, personal relations, civil society, and private business.

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