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Jeremy Murray

Jeremy Murray

Associate Professor


Associate Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-5540
Office LocationSB-357D

Office Hours

Monday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Jeremy Murray teaches and writes about modern China, and has published work on Hainan island, Asian cultural traditions, and pop culture.  He is currently the faculty coordinator of the CSUSB Master of Arts in History Program. With Tiffany Jones, he is faculty advisor for the award-winning student-run history journal, History in the Making.  He also coordinates the CSUSB Modern China Lecture Series and helps coordinate the CSUSB Conversations on Race and Policing. His books include China's Lonely Revolution: The Local Communist Movement of Hainan Island, 1926-1956 (SUNY, 2017), Asian Cultural Traditions (with Carolyn Brown Heinz, Waveland, 2019), and China Tripping: Encountering the Everyday in the People's Republic (edited with Perry Link and Paul Pickowicz, Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

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University of California, San Diego, PhD, Modern Chinese History

Columbia University, MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures

State University of New York, Albany, BA, East Asian Studies


HIST 1400 World History to 1500
HIST 4260 Ancient and Early Imperial China
HIST 4280 Medieval China
HIST 4290 Modern China I: 1644-1911
HIST 4310 Modern China II: 1911-present
HIST 4330 Modern Chinese History in Fiction and Film
HIST 4350 World War II in the Pacific
HIST 5840 Proseminar in History
HIST 5850 Research Seminar in History
HUM 3888 Asian Humanities in a Globalized World

Research and Teaching Interests

Modern China, Hainan, Marginal Histories of China, Island Histories, Film and Popular Culture in History, Asian History and Culture