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Susan D. BlumSusan D. Blum

Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994)
614 Flanner Hall

Geographic focus: Asia (China) and the US; cross-cultural comparison.

Thematic interests: Cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, ethnicity and nationalism, multilingualism, deception and truth, childhood and education, plagiarism, food and culture, and social theory.

Selected publications:

  • Editor, Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013).

  • “Why Does China Fear the Internet?” in Timothy B. Weston and Lionel M. Jensen, eds., China In and Beyond the Headlines (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

  • My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture (Cornell University Press, 2009)

  • Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (Oxford University Press, 2009)

  • Lies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)

  • China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom (co-edited with Lionel M. Jensen; University of Hawai'i Press, 2002)

  • Portraits of "Primitives": Ordering Human Kinds in the Chinese Nation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)

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