College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Photo: David PietzDavid Pietz

Associate Professor of History
Wilson-Short Hall 310 – 509-335-3267


Ph.D., Washington University, 1998

Academic & Professional Interests

Pietz teaches China and East Asia history. His current research focuses on 20th-century Chinese economic and environmental history.


Recent publications include Engineering the State: The Huai River and Reconstruction in Nationalist China, 1927–37 (Routledge, 2002), and he is the co-editor of State and Economy in Republican China (Harvard, 2000).













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