Karl Gerth, Ph.D.

Chinese Studies Program Director


Hwei-chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair 

Department of History
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0104
La Jolla, California 92093-0104

Email: kgerth@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-8939
Office: HSS 3070
Website: Professor's Website


Karl Gerth (PhD, Harvard University, 2000) – Professor of History and Hwei-chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies.  His latest book, As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything, explores whether Chinese consumers can rescue the economy without creating even deeper global problems. He is also the author of China Made: Consumer Culture and the Creation of the Nation.  Currently, he is writing a book that investigates the survival of market practices in the China’s urban centers following the establishment of Communist rule in 1949.  For more information and publications, see www.karlgerth.com.