William Lavely

Professor, Director - East Asia Center
William Lavely



William Lavely is Director of the East Asia Center and Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of Sociology. His research and teaching interests are in the SMS field and focus on social demography and Chinese society.



  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. Sociology, 1982
  • University of California at Berkeley, M.A. Asian Studies, 1977
  • University of Michigan, B.A. History, 1971
  • Taiwan Normal University, Chinese, 1973-1975
  • Wadham College, Oxford, Oriental Studies, 1972-73
  • University of Nice, History, 1969-70