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Daniel Buck

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Asian Studies Program
  • Phone: 541-346-2353
  • Office: 109 Condon Hall
  • Interests: Geography/Asian Studies, Economic Geography, Development, Political Economy, Environment/Society, East Asia and China.
  • Curriculum Vitae


Fields: political economy; political ecology; economic geography; development; food and agrarian studies; urban studies; Asian Studies; China and East Asia. My research combines these approaches to explore the mutual constitutions of society, space, and nature, and I have published on the following topics: industrial network restructuring in urban and rural Shanghai; China’s urbanization and transition to capitalism through the prism of 19th-century Europe and America; peak oil through the relationship between natural resources, technology change, and capitalism; the agrarian roots of flexible production networks in Taiwan; and the political economy of organic agriculture.


Courses taught 2019-2020

Fall 2019:

  • ASIA 111: Great Books on Asia (w/Asian Studies faculty team)
  • GEOG 611: Geography Theory & Practice I (w/Mark Fonstad)

Winter 2020:

  • GEOG 342: Globalization & Development
  • GEOG 612: Geography Theory & Practice II (w/Mark Fonstad)

Spring 2020:

  • ASIA 350: What is Asia? Theoretical Debates

Other courses in other years:

  • ASIA 425/525: Asian Foodways
  • GEOG 468/568: Contemporary Food Systems
  • ASIA 480/580: The Chinese Economy
  • GEOG 607: Society, Space, Nature
  • ASIA 612: Theory & Methodology in Asian Studies
  • GBE 610: Global Business Environments (China component)