Academics: Faculty

James T. Gillam, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Chinese History, Department of History
Email:
jgillam@spelman.edu
Office: 404-270-5506; fax, 404-270-5508
Location: Cosby 410, Box 319

Educational Background:
Ohio State University, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve, M.A.
Ohio University, B.A.

Recent Awards:
Full Professor, 2010
Presidential Faculty Award, Excellence in Teaching 2000

Research Interests:

  • Modern Chinese Economic and Business History
  • Vietnam War
  • Modern Japanese History

Courses Taught:

  • History 203 Foundations in World History
  • History 241 History of Traditional China
  • History 243 History of Traditional Japan
  • History 242 Survey History of Modern China and Japan
  • History 302 Historical Methods
  • History 343 History of Modern Japan
  • History 346 Seminar: Islam in China
  • History 441 Seminar: Vietnam From Colonial Era to 1990
  • History 442 Seminar: Mao Zedong Thought in Lusophone African Rebellions

Recent Publications:

  • PBS Documentary: The Impact of the War on Soldiers and Their Families (Forthcoming).
  • Memoir: Life and Death in the Central Highlands: An American Sergeant in the Vietnam War 1968-1970. Denton TX. University of North Texas Press. 2010
  • Monograph: War in the Central Highlands of Vietnam 1968-1970; An Historian's Experience. Lewiston, NY. Edwin Mellen Press. 2006.
  • Book Review, Karl Marlantes, What it is Like to go to War, (Publisher’s Group West: New York; 2011), for Vietnam Magazine, February, 2011.
  • “Death Dance in the Dark”, Vietnam Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 5, February 2011.
  • Book Review, Della Adams, and Louis Carlson, editors, An American Dream The Life of an African American Soldier and POW Who Spent Twelve Years in Communist China. (University of Amhurst Press; Amhurst, 2007).

See my CURRICULUM VITA