Marks, Robert B. 1949-

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Marks, Robert B. 1949-

PERSONAL:

Born June 8, 1949, in Rhinelander, WI; son of Robert Millard (a gas station operator) and Evelyn (a homemaker) Marks; married Joyce P. Kaufman (a political scientist), July 2, 1994; children: Robert C. Education: University of Wisconsin—Madison, B.A., 1971, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1978. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, biking, skiing, tennis, home restoration.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Whittier, CA. Office—Department of History, Whittier College, P.O. Box 634, Whittier, CA 90608. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Whittier College, Whittier, CA, professor of history, 1978—, vice president for academic affairs, 1986-92. Critical Asian Studies, member of board of directors; member of editorial board, Environmental History, Environment and History, and Nature and Culture.

MEMBER:

Association for Asian Studies, American Society for Environmental History, World History Association, American Historical Association.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Graves Award in Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, 1986; Aldo Leopold Prize, American Society for Environmental History, 1995, for a journal article; National Endowment for the Humanities, grant, 1991, fellowships, 1992, 2000, 2007; Fulbright-Hayes fellowship, 1975.

WRITINGS:

Rural Revolution in South China: Peasants and the Making of History in Haifeng County, 1570-1930, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1984.

(With Robert Strayer and others) The Making of the Modern World: Connected Histories, Divergent Paths, 1500 to the Present, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1988, 2nd edition, 1995.

Tigers, Rice, Silk, and Silt: Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1998.

The Origins of the Modern World: A Global And Ecological Narrative, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2002, 2nd edition published as The Origins of the Modern World: A Global And Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century, 2007.

The Origins of the Modern World: Fate And Fortune in the Rise of the West, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2007.

Contributor to books, including Sediments of Time: Environment and Society in China, edited by Mark Elvin and Liu Ts'ui-jung, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1998; and Pacific Centuries, edited by Dennis O. Flynn, Routledge (London, England), 1999. Contributor to periodicals, including Late Imperial China, Environmental History, Modern China, and Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars.