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Lineage Theory and Models

Religion and Popular Belief Systems

Cognitive Anthropology

Anthropological Linguistics

Development Anthropology



Zhiming Zhao

Professor Emeritus

of Anthropology

1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Zhiming Zhao has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages

Research Interests

  • The Tangs of Lung Yeuk Tau, a New Territories Lineage
  • The Adaptabilty of the tang Lineage in a Changing Social Milieu
  • Toward a Cultural Analysis in Lineage Studies
  • Phonemic Substitution and Stylistic Variation among Bilinguals

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "Symbolism and the Chinese Lineage." The Journal of the Hong Kong Anthropological Society, 1999.
  • "Ling Yaohua and the Chinese School of Functionalism." Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, 1999.