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Paul Pickowicz

Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies and Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History, UC San Diego

Paul Pickowicz is distinguished professor emeritus of history at UC San Diego, and inaugural holder of the UC San Diego Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History. He has produced 20 books including Chinese Village, Socialist State (winner of the 1993 Joseph Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies), which details state exploitation at the village level. Another book, China on Film: A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy, examines the history of Chinese cinema. He has won three distinguished teaching awards: UC San Diego Alumni Association (1998), Chancellor’s Associates (2009) and Academic Senate (2003). He is an associate producer of the documentary films China in Revolution, 1911-1949 (1989) and The Mao Years, 1949-1976 (1994). Pickowicz was honored by the German government in 2016 with a Humboldt Research Award for lifetime accomplishments in research and teaching.