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Mark C. Elliott (歐立德)

Mark C. Elliott (歐立德)

Director
Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History

Research interests: late imperial Chinese history; Manchu studies; Mongolian studies; history of relations between China and Inner Asia; the Silk Road; history of cartography; frontier studies; comparative empire; ethnicity and ethnic policy; contemporary historiography


William P. Alford

William P. Alford

Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law

Research interests: Chinese law and legal history; legal aspects of international trade and technology transfer; the legal profession; human rights in East Asia; transnational lawyering, U.S.-China relations

Poul Andersen

Poul Andersen

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Research interests: ritual and visual culture of Daoism

Qianshen Bai

Qianshen Bai

Boston University

Research interests: Wu Dacheng (1835-1902) and the modern fate of Chinese literati culture

Nancy Berliner

Nancy Berliner

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Research interests: Chinese painting; Jews of Asia

He Bian

He Bian

PhD Candidate, History of Science

He Bian will be writing her dissertation, "Singular Natures: Pharmacology and Society in China, 1600-1800." She uses Ming-Qing materia medica books, local gazetteers and early pharmacy inventory lists to examine how new trends in natural philosophical inquiry are entangled with commodification of pharmaceuticals during the late imperial period. Her faculty advisor is Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama.

Maggie Bickford

Brown University

Research interests: Song manuscript culture; imperial Song management of China’s cultural legacy; auspicious visuality in China; "Bird-and-Flower Painting in Song China: An Aesthetic of Information and its Visual Outcomes"

Barry Bloom

Barry Bloom

Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Research interests: infectious diseases, vaccines,global health; the immune response to tuberculosis, a disease that claims more than two million lives each year.

Peter K. Bol (包弼德)

Peter K. Bol (包弼德)

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Research interests: history of China’s cultural elites from the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties; geospatial analysis in teaching and research; China Biographical Database project; Center for Geographic Analysis; China Historical Geographic Information Systems project

Susan  H. Bush

Susan H. Bush

Independent Scholar

Research interests: Revising "Expressive Content in Early Chinese Painting" article on Mi-Sima handscroll for Archives of Asian Art