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Peter K. Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Intellectual History
  • East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Geospatial analysis in teaching and research
  • History of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century

Major works

Neo-confucianism in History. Harvard University Press, 2010.; "This Culture of Ours": Intellectual Transitions in T'ang. Stanford University Press, 1992. Please see full list of publications here.

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About Me

Peter K. Bol is the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the founding director of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. He holds degrees from the University of Leiden and Princeton University. He began teaching at Harvard in 1985 and was named a Harvard College Professor for excellence in teaching. Bol and William Kirby have been teaching the history of China together since 1992.

Courses and Programs taught by Peter K. Bol

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