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Christian Jochim

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Educational Background

University of California, Santa Barbara, Religious Studies, B.A., 1970

University of British Columbia, Religious Studies, M.A., 1974

University of Southern California, Religion (East Asian Studies), Ph.D., 1980

Dissertation Title

Audience Ceremonies of the Ch'ing Dynasty: A Study of the Ethico-Religious Dimension of the Confucian State

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University (1985-2020)

Administrative and Professional Experience

Humanities Department Chair (2003-2015)

Director, Center for Asian Studies (1994-2020)

Resident Director, CSU International Programs Center, Beijing Study Center, Peking University (2008-09)


Humanities Department Curriculum, RTP, Policy Committees

College of H&A Curriculum, Research and Sabbatical leave Committees International Programs and Students Committee (2011-2014)

CSU, API Internationalizing the Curriculum project Co-Director (1987-89)

CSU Academic Council on International Programs, SJSU Representative (1990-1991; 2011-14)

Academic Senate (1989-1992)

Personal Commentary

Christian Jochim is Professor of Comparative Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Asian Studies at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. in Religion (and East Asian Studies) at University of Southern California (1980). He teaches in the area of Asian religions and culture. He is the author of Chinese Religions: A Cultural Perspective in the Prentice-Hall Series in World Religions (1986). He has published many articles on Chinese religion and philosophy in Journal of Chinese Religions, Modern China, Philosophy East and West, and other journals and compilations. Currently, he is studying contemporary Confucianism in China and Taiwan. One more thing: He loves to swim!



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