Faculty Profile

Harold Tanner

Title
Professor
Department
History
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Columbia University, 1994.
Major: East Asian Languages and Cultures
MPhil, Columbia University, 1990.
Major: East Asian Languages and Cultures
BA, Beijing Languages Institute, 1987.
Major: Modern Chinese
MA, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1985.
Major: Area Studies (China and Japan)
BA, New England College, 1983.
Major: International Politics

Current Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
HIST 5130.001, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Fall 2021 Syllabus
HIST 4075.001, The Korean and Vietnam Wars, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

HIST 4565.001, Chinese Military History, 1750 Present, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5130.002, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Spring 2021 SPOT
HIST 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
HIST 4570.001, Japanese History, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2020
HIST 5130.001, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Fall 2020 SPOT
HIST 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
HIST 5950.713, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
HIST 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
HIST 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
HIST 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
HIST 6900.707, Special Problems, Spring 2019
HIST 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2018
HIST 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
HIST 6900.707, Special Problems, Spring 2018
HIST 4075.001, The Korean and Vietnam Wars, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2017
HIST 6940.714, Individual Research, Fall 2016
HIST 4570.001, Japanese History, Summer 5W2 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2016
HIST 5900.714, Special Problems, Spring 2016
HIST 6900.707, Special Problems, Spring 2016
HIST 4263.004, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
HIST 6900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2015
HIST 6940.746, Individual Research, Spring 2015
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 6900.707, Special Problems, Spring 2015
HIST 4263.003, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Spring 2015 Syllabus
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 6940.714, Individual Research, Fall 2014
HIST 6900.762, Special Problems, Fall 2014
HIST 4263.002, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Spring 2014 Syllabus
HIST 4570.001, Japanese History, Spring 2014 Syllabus
HIST 4900.745, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 6900.746, Special Problems, Spring 2014
HIST 6940.732, Individual Research, Fall 2013
HIST 5130.001, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Fall 2013
HIST 4263.004, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Fall 2013 Syllabus
HIST 5950.746, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 4263.003, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Spring 2013 Syllabus
HIST 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2012 Syllabus
HIST 5900.746, Special Problems, Spring 2012
HIST 4263.004, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Spring 2012 Syllabus
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Fall 2011 Syllabus
HIST 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
HIST 5130.001, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Fall 2011
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Spring 2011 Syllabus
HIST 1060.003, World History from the Sixteenth Century, Spring 2011 Syllabus
HIST 1060.002, World History from the Sixteenth Century, Fall 2010 Syllabus
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2010
HIST 1060.005, World History from the Sixteenth Century, Spring 2010
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Fall 2009
HIST 4260.004, Topics in History, Fall 2009
HIST 5900.705, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
HIST 4263.001, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Summer 5W1 2009
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Spring 2009
HIST 5900.746, Special Problems, Spring 2009
HIST 4263.003, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Spring 2009
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Fall 2008
HIST 5130.001, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Fall 2008
HIST 4900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
HIST 5900.729, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
HIST 5130.001, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Summer 5W2 2008
HIST 4263.001, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Summer 5W2 2008
HIST 4550.001, Imperial China, Spring 2008
HIST 4263.003, Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History, Spring 2008
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Fall 2007
HIST 1060.004, World History from the Sixteenth Century, Fall 2007
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2007
HIST 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2006
HIST 5220.001, Studies in United States Military/Diplomatic History, Fall 2006
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2006
HIST 1060.002, World History from the Sixteenth Century, Spring 2006
HIST 4560.001, Modern China, Spring 2005
HIST 4910.705, Special Problems, Spring 2005
HIST 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2004
HIST 5130.001, Studies in World History: Latin American or Asian, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Tanner, H. M. (2015). Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost China: The Liao-Shen Campaign, 1948. 384 pages. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807588
Tanner, H. M. (2013). The Battle for Manchuria and the Fate of China: Siping, 1946.
Tanner, H. M. (2009). China: A History.
Tanner, H. M. (1999). Strike Hard: Anti-Crime Campaigns and Chinese Criminal Justice, 1979-1985 ..
Book Chapter
Tanner, H. M. (2010). "The People's Liberation Army and China's Internal Security Challenges" in Kamphausen, Lai and Scobell, eds., The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China's Military.
Tanner, H. M. (2009). "Railways in Communist Strategy and Operations in Manchuria, 1945-1948," in Bruce Elleman; Stephen Kotkin, eds. Manchurian Railways and the Opening of China: An International History.
Book Review
Tanner, H. M. (2008). Susan Trevaskes. Courts and Criminal Justice in Contemporary China, by (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007)..
Tanner, H. M. (2006). Michael Dutton. Policing Chinese Politics: A History. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005..
Tanner, H. M. (2005). Philip F. Williams and Yenna Wu. The Great Wall of Confinement: The Chinese Prison Camp Through Contemporary Fiction and Reportage. University of California Press, 2004..
Tanner, H. M. (2004). Gary J. Bjorge. Moving the Enemy: Operational Art in the Chinese PLA's Huai Hai Campaign. Leavenworth Paper No. 22. Ft. Leavenworth, Kans.: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2004..
Tanner, H. M. (2003). Chien-ming Chao and Bruce Dickson, ed., Remaking the Chinese State: Strategies, Society, and Security. New York: Routledge, 2001..
Tanner, H. M. (2003). Odd Arne Westad. Decisive Encounters: The Chinese Civil War, 1946-1950. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003..
Tanner, H. M. (2001). Jeffrey C. Kinkley. Chinese Justice, the Fiction: Law and Literature in Modern China. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2000..
Journal Article
Tanner, H. M. (2014). Learning Through Practice Lin Biao and the Transition to Conventional Combined Operations in China's Northeast, 1946-1948.
Tanner, H. M. (2012). Big Army Groups, Standardization, and Assaulting Fortified Positions: Chinese 'Ways of War' and the Transition from Guerrilla to Conventional Warfare in China's Northeast, 1945-1948.
Tanner, H. M. (2012). Chinese Civil War, 1945-1949 (peer-reviewed bibliographic article, published online:http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791279/obo-9780199791279-0031.xml?rskey=7C7bzF&result=16&q=.
Tanner, H. M. (2007). "Law and Government in the Mao Years (1949-1976)".
Tanner, H. M. (2003). "Guerilla, Mobile, and Base Warfare in Communist Military Operations in Manchuria, 1945-1947." republished in Kenneth Swope, ed., Warfare in China Since 1600. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2005..
Tanner, H. M. (2000). "The Offense of Hooliganism and The Moral Dimension of China's Pursuit of Modernity, 1979-1996.".
Tanner, H. M. (1995). "Policing, Punishment, and the Individual: Criminal Justice in China.".
Tanner, H. M. (1995). "The Empirical Limitation of Theoretical Insight: Review Rejoinder,".
Tanner, H. M. (1994). "China's 'Gulag' Reconsidered: Labor Reform in the 1980s and 1990s.".
Tanner, H. M. (1994). "Chinese Rape Law in Comparative Perspective.".
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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