Zhiming Zhao

Professor Emeritus Of Anthropology

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

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University

  • M.A., Millersville University of Pennsylvania

  • B.A., Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages


  • "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.

More About Me

Research Projects

  • 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

Research Interests

  • Lineage Theory and Models: the Invention of Tradition
  • Religion and Popular Belief Systems: Cognitive Structure & Symbolism
  • Cognitive Anthropology: Metaphor, Metonymy and Cultural Models 
  • Anthropological Linguistics: Language Socialization and Acquisition, Structuralism, and Bilingualism
  • Development Anthropology: Modernity, New Ecology