David Pietz
Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History, Department of East Asian Studies
UNESCO Chair of Environmental History
Director, Global Studies Program
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David Pietz is an Associate Professor of Chinese History, UNESCO Chair of Environmental History, and Director of the Global Studies Program at the UA. Dr. Pietz’s research interests lay in environmental history and the history of technology.of China and East Asia. His publications include The Yellow River: The Problem of Water in Modern China, Engineering the State: The Huai River and Reconstruction in Nationalist China and State and Economy in Republican China: A Handbook for Scholars. HIs research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton.

Research Themes: 
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Environmental history
Food Systems and Security
Agrarian societies
Governance, Law, and Policy
Water resource management
Water rights
Arid lands
Water conflicts
Water law and policy
Water resource management

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