Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkley
Thomas B. Gold is Professor of Sociology at the University of California. Since 2000, he has also served as Executive Director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP), a consortium of 14 American universities which administers an advanced Chinese language program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. (https://ieas.berkeley.edu/iup]. At Berkeley he has also served as Associate Dean of International and Area Studies, Founding Director of the Berkeley China Initiative, and Chair of the Center for Chinese Studies. Gold’s book, State and Society in the Taiwan Miracle (1986) was the first to apply theories of dependency, world systems and dependent development – up to that time based mainly on the experience of Latin America – to an East Asian case. His forthcoming book, Remaking Taiwan: Society and the State Since the End of Martial Law, traces the changes in Taiwan society since the end of Martial Law in 1987.