Max Palevsky Professor
Department of Sociology

1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 405
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-4088

Professor Zhao is interested in political sociology broadly defined. He is also interested in comparative historical sociology, sociology of emotion, ecological sociology, sociological theory and methodology, and is currently working on a book project on historical sociology, which, based on a comparison with the European experiences, is intended to develop an empirically-grounded theory to explain the changes in state, military, economy and philosophy during China's Axial Age (722-221 BC), the unification of China under the Qin Empire (221-206 BC), and how developments in this period shaped China's next two-thousand-year's history. For more information, please see his page at the University of Chicago's Department of Sociology.