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Jack Patrick Hayes BA (CC), MA (Hawaii), PhD (UBC)

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Jack Hayes joined Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2013 and is a research associate with the Centre for Chinese Research at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research.  Dr. Hayes’ research focus is on late imperial and modern Chinese environmental history, resource development and ethnic relations in western China, and environmental policy development in East Asia.  Dirt, whisky and other alcohols, fire and tourism development are also part of the mix.  Dr. Hayes also serves on several editorial boards, including Pacific Affairs.  He has published a number of articles on Chinese environmental history, most recently on fire ecosystems and Chinese society (socio-ecological resilience), World War I and East Asia, and wetlands in Chinese history.  His book A Change in Worlds on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (Lanham, MA: Lexington, 2013) is a social and environmental history of Sino-Tibetan north Sichuan.  His current research manuscript analyzes policy development, science, and wildfire management in China.



Areas of Interest

When not ‘doing’ history, Dr. Jack enjoys single malt whisky, fly fishing, and fun with family and friends.

Scholarly Work