• Vice Provost for International Affairs; Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History; former Director of the Fairbank Center
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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.

Mark C. Elliott is the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Department of History at Harvard University. His first book, < ,i>The Manchu Way: The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China (Stanford, 2001), based on previously untouched Manchu-language sources, is an influential study in the "New Qing History" 新清史, an approach to the history of the last dynasty to rule in China that emphasizes the importance of Manchu political and military institutions in giving the last empire its particular shape and identity. His newest book is Emperor Qianlong: Son of Heaven, Man of the World (Longman, 2009), available in Korean (2012) and Chinese translations (2014). He is also the co-editor of New Qing Imperial History: Making Inner Asia Empire at Chengde (Routledge, 2004) and the author of numerous articles.

Professor Elliott teaches courses on the history of late imperial China, China and Inner Asia, as well as classes in Manchu studies, literary Manchu, and classical Mongolian. He is Vice Provost for International Affairs and chairs the PhD Committee in History and East Asian Languages.

From the Fairbank Podcast:


欧立德教授现任哈佛东亚语言与文明系和历史系中国史和内亚史Mark Schwartz讲座教授。欧立德教授的第一本书《满洲之道:八旗制度与晚期中华帝国的民族认同》,立足于从前未被研究过的满文档案,在2001年出版以后立刻成为了新清史领域中最具影响力的作品之一。“新清史”是一种清史研究路径,强调满族政治和军事机构在形塑清代帝国及其身份认同的过程中所发挥的重要作用。欧立德教授的最新作品《乾隆帝》(2009)已经被翻译成韩文和中文。他不但是《New Qing Imperial History: Making Inner Asia Empire at Chengde》(2014)的合作主编,也是众多学术论文的作者。欧立德教授所教的课程包括:晚期中华帝国史、中国与内亚、其他满族研究课程、满文和古典蒙古文。此外,他也是哈佛国际事务副校长,并负责领导哈佛历史和东亚语言博士生导师委员会。

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