Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 09:19:06 AM Sat, 31 Jan 2015 
 Harold Miles Tanner
 Contact Information
Harold Miles Tanner
Professor-History
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #310650, Department of History, Denton, Texas 76203-5017     
Email  htanner@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 891-6789   
Keywords China; Chinese Communist Party; Chinese Civil War; Lin Biao; Taiwan Strait; U.S.-China Relations; Chinese military history; crime and criminal justice in China   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy East Asian Languages and Cultures Columbia University 1994
Master of Philosophy East Asian Languages and Cultures Columbia University 1990
Bachelor of Arts Modern Chinese Beijing Languages Institute 1987
Master of Arts Area Studies (China and Japan) School of Oriental and African Studies 1985
Bachelor of Arts (Magna cum laude) International Politics New England College 1983
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2015HIST4560001Modern China Download Syllabus
Spring 2015HIST4263003Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History Download Syllabus
Fall 2014HIST4550001Imperial China Download Syllabus
Fall 2014HIST4263002Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History Download Syllabus
Spring 2014HIST4570001Japanese History Download Syllabus
Spring 2014HIST4550001Imperial China Download Syllabus
Fall 2013HIST4263004Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History Download Syllabus
Spring 2013HIST4560001Modern China Download Syllabus
Spring 2013HIST4263003Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History Download Syllabus
Spring 2012HIST4560001Modern China Download Syllabus
Spring 2012HIST4263004Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History Download Syllabus
Spring 2011HIST4550001Imperial China Download Syllabus
Spring 2011HIST1060003World History from the Sixteenth Century Download Syllabus
Fall 2011HIST5130001Studies in World History: Latin American or  
Fall 2011HIST4550001Imperial China Download Syllabus
Fall 2010HIST1060002World History from 1500 Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Harold Tanner
 
In the past, I have done research on the history of crime and criminal justice in post-Mao China. My current research focuses on the Manchurian theater of the civil war between the Guomindang (Nationalist) and Communist parties in China from 1945 through the final defeat of Nationalist forces in Manchuria in the Liao-Shen Campaign in the autumn of 1948.
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2010-PresentProfessorHistoryArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2005-2010Associate ProfessorHistoryArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2001-2005Associate Professor and Department ChairHistoryArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2000-2001Associate ProfessorHistoryArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
1994-2000Assistant ProfessorHistoryArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-2015404020
2013-2014404020
2012-2013404020
2011-2012404020
2010-2011404020
2009-2010454510
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
2014
Published
Learning Through Practice Lin Biao and the Transition to Conventional Combined Operations in China’s Northeast, 1946-1948
 
 
Journal of Chinese Military History
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2013
Published
The Battle for Manchuria and the Fate of China: Siping, 1946
 
 
Indiana University Press
Book
2012
Published
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
 
 
Journal of Chinese Military History
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Published
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=
 
 
Oxford Bibliographies
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2010
Published
“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
 
 
Strategic Studies Institute
Book chapters
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YearTitleRoleOrganization
2014Like a Grindstone Dashed Against an Egg: Sunzi (Sun Tzu) and the Chinese Way of WarPublic lecture at the Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock, ArkansasUniversity of Arkansas, Department of History Formica History Endowment Speaker Series
2014Cultural and Histsorical Contexts of Chinia's Strategic PostureInvited lectureNaval Reserve, U.S. Seventh Fleet Asia-Pacific Symposium
2014Willard E. Walker, Jr. '66 Visiting Scholar9 presentations to various classes of students, grades 5-12St. Mark's School of Texas
2013Bringing the Military Back In: New Perspectives on China's Civil WarResearch presentation at summer workshop "Revisiting Modern China at the Hoover Archives"The Hoover Institution
2012Chinese Ways of War: Beyond the Myths of Sunzi and MaoInvited Speaker/lectureUniversity of Oklahoma Institute for U.S.-China Issues 'First Wednesdays' China Faculty lunch talks
2011A Ten Year Retrospective on China's Military and GovernmentInvited Speaker/lectureNavy Reserve Seventh Fleet Asia-Pacific Symposium, NAS JRB Fort Worth, November 5, 2011
2011Commentary on the book entry “Invasion of China (1931, 1937–1945)” by Gary BjorgeOnline CommentatorWiley-Blackwell Exchanges:‘The Changing Face of War’'
2008“Key Issues, Strategies and Resources for Teaching China in the Twenty-first Century.”Invited Speaker/lectureEastfield College Asian Studies Symposium
2008“The United States, China, and Taiwan: the Historical Background of a Potential Conflict.”Invited Speaker/lectureRider University
2008“China: From Neolithic Cultures to the Yuan Dynasty: Historical Background for ‘Five Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics.”Invited Speaker/lectureCrow Collection of Asian Art
2006“The U.S.-China-Taiwan Triangle: Historical Perspectives on the Impending Sino-American War.”Invited Speaker/lectureSMU Asian Studies Lecture Series
2005“Qianlong as Military Leader: Image and Reality.”Invited Speaker/lectureDallas Museum of Art
2000“The Worlds of the Chinese Scholar.”Invited Speaker/lectureTrammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
1999“Beyond ‘Red Corner’—Historical Perspectives on Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern China.”Invited Speaker/lectureChina Seminar of the University of Texas in Austin
1996“The Yellow Peril and Other Myths in Chinese-American Foreign Relations.”Invited Speaker/lectureEast Texas State University
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2013 2013 Learning through Practice: Lin Biao and the Transition to Conventional Combined Operations in China’s Northeast, 1946-1948
Paper presented as part of the panel "Armies of Learning: Issues of Transformation and Continuity in China’s Military, 1920-2010" at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, March 22, 2013
2013 2013 "Counter-Insurgency PLA-Style: Anti-Bandit Operations in Manchuria, 1945-1947"
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX, October 18, 2013
2012 2012 Reduce Casualties, Win Battles: Lin Biao's Six Principles of Combat
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, Southern Methodist University, October 5, 2012
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2006-2007to direct and teach faculty development institutes on incorporating East Asia into the secondary curriculum as part of the National Consortium for Teaching About AsiaFreeman Foundation$84,500OtherCompleted
2004-2005to direct and teach faculty development institutes on incorporating East Asia into the secondary curriculum as part of the National Consortium for Teaching About AsiaFreeman Foundation$84,500OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Teaching
China’s Twentieth Century Wars (Graduate)
 

China’s Twentieth Century Wars (Undergraduate)
 

Imperial China (Undergraduate)
 

Japanese History (Undergraduate)
 

Modern China (Undergraduate)
 

The Korean and Vietnam Wars (Undergraduate)
 

The Military in Chinese History (Graduate)
 

The People’s Republic of China (Graduate)
 

The People’s Republic of China (Undergraduate)
 

U.S.-China Foreign Relations (Undergraduate)
 

U.S.-China Relations in the Twentieth Century (Graduate)
 

World History to 1500 (Undergraduate)
 

World History from 1500 (Undergraduate)
 

toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2008-2009Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum CommitteeChair 
2000-2002Department Affairs CommitteeElected member 
2000-2001African American Search CommitteeMemberDepartment of History
1999-2001Undergraduate CommitteeMember (ex officio)Department of History
1998-1999the Graduate CommitteeMemberDepartment of History
1997ad-hoc Map CommitteeMemberDepartment of History
1995ad hoc committeeMemberto revise the process for teaching evaluation, Department of History
1994-1995Library CommitteeMemberDepartment of History
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 Association for Asian StudiesMember 
 Southwest Conference on Asian StudiesMember 
 Chinese Military History SocietyMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2007-2008Who’s Who in American EducationWho’s Who in American Education
2006-2007Who’s Who in American EducationWho’s Who in American Education
2004-2005Who’s Who Among American TeachersWho’s Who Among American Teachers
2003-2004Who’s Who Among American TeachersWho’s Who Among American Teachers
1999-2000Developing Scholars AwardUniversity of North Texas
1998Junior Faculty Summer Research FellowshipUniversity of North Texas
1995participation in the National Faculty Institute on “Incorporating Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum” at San Diego State UniversitySasakawa Fellowship
1992-1993Doctoral research in Chinese criminal justice at the Universities Service Center, Hong Kong Chinese UniversityFulbright Foundation
1991-1992Doctoral research in Chinese criminal law and criminal procedure at the Law Department, Beijing UniversityNational Program for Advanced Study and Research in China
1989DistinctionPh.D. dissertation on “Crime and Punishment in China, 1979-1989” passed with Distinction by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
1989-1990Foreign Languages and Area Studies scholar in ChineseDepartment of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2001-2009Faculty Development Institute on East AsiaDirector and lead instructor(part of the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, funded by the Freeman Foundation and organized through Columbia University) (2001-2009)
2001-2002AP World History Summer InstituteInstructor and co-designer(I co-designed and co-taught these 5-day teacher training institutes with Carole Buchanan and Richard Golden.)
2001Garland Independent School DistrictTalk delivered at teacher in-service“Three Chinese Explorers: Zhang Qian, Xuanzang, and Zheng He.”
2001-2005Department of HistoryDepartment Chair 
2000AP World History Summer InstituteInstructor and co-designer(I co-designed this 10-day teacher training institute with Heidi Roupp, Carole Buchanan, and Richard Golden, co-taught with Carole Buchanan and Richard Golden.)
2000-2003Faculty Council of the College of Arts and SciencesElected member 
1999-Southwest Conference on Asian StudiesSecretary-Treasurer 
1999-the Board of Directors of the Southwest Conference on Asian StudiesMember (ex officio) 
1999-2001 Undergraduate Co-Advisor 
1998-1999the Board of Directors of the Southwest Conference on Asian StudiesMember 
1995-1998Department of HistorySecretary for Departmental meetings 
1994-the Interdisciplinary Minor in Asian StudiesFaculty Advisor 
0000North Texas site of the NEH Digital Humanities WorkshopLocal coordinator and instructor“New Perspectives on Modern China,” held in conjunction with (and including videoconference presentations with) Columbia University and the University of Florida, and funded by an NEH grant awarded to Columbia University’s East Asia Center.
0000Advisory Board for TIPS Connections (journal of the Turkish Institute of Police Studies)Member 
toggle toggle Additional Information
Foreign Languages
Chinese (Mandarin-reading, writing, and speaking ability)

Foreign Languages
French (reading ability)

Foreign Languages
Japanese (basic reading ability)

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