Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / Asian Studies: Program Faculty

Jiayan Zhang

Professor of History

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4110
Phone: 470-578-6340


Dr. Zhang joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in August 2004. He received his master’s degree in agronomy from Nanjing Agricultural University in Nanjing, China, and his Ph.D. degree in history from UCLA. He is a historian who specializes in agrarian history, environmental change, and peasant studies. His recent research has focused on the interrelationship of environmental change, economic growth, and peasant responses in the Jianghan plain, Hubei, central China. He teaches world history, Asian history, and Chinese history.

Asian Studies Faculty