Jeffrey Weng

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Jeffrey Weng

Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Political sociology, nationalism, comparative historical sociology, sociology of language, social theory, China

Jeffrey Weng holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and is a former Yale-China Fellow. He is currently studying toward the Ph.D. in sociology at UC Berkeley. Jeffrey's current research focuses on the emergence of Modern Standard Chinese (a.k.a. Mandarin) as the national and official language of China in the early twentieth century. In his spare time, he sings in an Episcopal church choir and is studying organ on a UCB Music Department scholarship.

PhD Date:
Dissertation Title
With One Voice: Unifying the Nation through Language Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China
Dissertation Committee
John Lie (chair), Mara Loveman, Wen-hsin Yeh, Pamela Crossley (Dartmouth College)