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literature and language professor

Diran John Sohigian, American literature and language professor. Member Association Asian Studies.


Sohigian, Diran John was born on December 17, 1951 in New York City. Son of Diran and Loretta Anna (Pazdyka) Sohigian.


Bachelor, Columbia College, 1973. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1978. Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1991.


Foreign expert, visiting assistant professor, educational development worker Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, China, 1992-1994. Instructor ELS Language Center, Riverdale, New York, 1995-1999, College Mount St. Vincent, New York City, 1996. Assistant professor Shih Chien University, College Culture & Creativity Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China, since 2007, College Management, chairman department applied foreign languages, center director, 2003—2006, assistant. professor general. education center, 2000—2003.

Lecturer modern Chinese cultural history, The New School for Social Research, New York City, 1995. Adjunct professor Chinese History Queens College, New York City, 1999. Visiting lecturer Asian Studies Elmira College, 1999-2000.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Life and Times of Lin Yutang, 1991, Contagion of Laughter: The Rise of the Humor Phenomenon in Shanghai in the 1930's in positions: east asia cultures critique, Spring, 2007.


Member Association Asian Studies.


Diran Sohigian

Loretta Anna (Pazdyka) Sohigian