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Dachang Cong
Senior Lecturer II-Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Dean-Interdisciplinary Studies, School of
Office MailstopMail Box: HH30, Room No.: HH 2.302 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2297    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.AnthropologyYale University1991
 M.PhiAnthropologyYale University1986
 Diploma (B.A. equivalent)EnglishShaanxi Supreme Normal University1976
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Current Research
Globalization and digital Economy (China, Japan, and the U.S.)
Chinese politics and economy
Research Interests
A long-term exploration of how the shock waves of global capitalism and digital technology have transformed cultures and economies of China, Japan, and the United States. 
A long-term study of China's identity crisis, which examines how the post-Deng leaders harness an array of political, economic, and sociocultural forces. 
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  YearPublication  Type
Doing Business with a High-Tech Focus in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Working Paper published by IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin.
Category: Article
"Single Women in Amish Society," In Sects, Cults, and Spiritual Communities, 131-139, edited by William Zellner and Mark Petrowsky (Greenwood Publishing Group).
Category: Article
"Amish Youth: A Tarnished Image and a Strong Orientation Towards Church," to be presented at the 1998 annual meeting of the Association for Scientific Studies of Religion, March 14 - 15, Dallas, TX.
Category: Conference Paper
When Heroes Pass Away: The Invention of a Chinese Communist Pantheon (University Press of America).
Category: Authored Book
"Single Women in Amish Society," presented at the 1996 annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, March 16-17, Dallas, TX.
Category: Conference Paper
Collapse Section Expand Section Presentations and Projects
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
Nov. 22, 1999 Nov. 22, 1999 Success in the Digital Economy

Presented at Dept. of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, Nov. 22, 1999, College Station, TX.

Nov. 18, 2000 Nov. 18, 2000 Social Impacts of Information Technology

Presented at the 2000 American Association of Chinese Professionals/Texas A&M Winter Conference, Nov. 18, College Station, TX.

June 1, 1998 June 1, 1998 Doing Business with a High-Tech Focus in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Presented at IC2 Institute, UT Austin, June 1, 1998, Austin, TX.

Jan. 26, 2001 Jan. 26, 2001 Doing Business in Greater China and Japan

Presented at Cox School of Business, SMU, Jan. 26, 2001, Dallas, TX

Dec. 3 , 1998 Dec. 3 , 1998 Doing Business in Greater China with a Telecom Focus

Presented at Nortel Wireless, Dec.3 , 1998, Richardson, TX.

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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2001-presentSenior lecturer II  The University of Texas at Dallas
1999-2001Senior lecturer I  The University of Texas at Dallas
1992-presentDirectorAmerican Studies Program The University of Texas at Dallas
1991-1999Assistant professorAmerican studies, Chinese/Asian studies, and cultural/economic anthropology The University of Texas at Dallas
1987-1990Teaching fellow  Yale University
1985-1986Teaching fellow  Yale University
1977-1981InstructorDept. of English Shaanxi Supreme Normal University
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Member of American Culture Association

Past Courses Taught at UTD
IMS 7350 Area Studies: Far East
IMS 7359 Doing Business in Greater China
MAIS 5300 Managing the Digital Economy
CS 3385 Ethics, Law, Society, and Computing
CS 3390 Technical Writing
ISGS 3335 U.S. and East Asia
ISSS 3336 Culture Regions: China
ISGS 4309 Diversity and Globalization
ISEC 4395 Computing in Society
AMS 3302 American Cultures
AMS 3326 The U.S. in the 21 5t Century
AMS 3374 Entrepreneurs in America

Courses I Can Teach
International business
Multinational firm
Chinese and Japanese management
Business ethics and law
Technology management


The 2000 Award of Teaching Excellence, School of General Studies

American Culture Association
Southwestern Conference for Asian Studies

Chinese (native Language)
English (fluency in speaking, reading, and writing)
Japanese (reading proficiency)

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