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Jeremy Murray

Jeremy Murray



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

Office Hours

Monday: 9:15-10:15
Wednesday: 9:15-10:15


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 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 (with Perry Link and Paul Pickowicz, Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). He was a Wilson Center China Fellow for the 2022-23 year.

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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 Civilizations II (ca. 500 BCE to ca. 1500 CE)

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

SSCI 3010 Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas

CAL 3888 Asian Humanities in a Globalized World

HIST 5840 Proseminar in History

HIST 5850 Research Seminar in History

HIST 6001 Historical Thinking and Research (Master’s Program Seminar)

Research and Teaching Interests

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