Mark C. Elliott
Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Fall 2013 Office Hours: Friday 10-Noon
Mark C. Elliott is the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Elliott's interest in East Asia began as an undergraduate at Yale. After several years of study and archival research in Taiwan, China, and Japan, he earned his PhD in History from the University of California, Berkeley. A leading figure in what is sometimes called the “New Qing History,” he is best known for his influential study, The Manchu Way: The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China (Stanford, 2001), based on previously untouched Manchu-language sources. His newest book is Emperor Qianlong: Son of Heaven, Man of the World (Longman, 2009). Apart from Qing history and Manchu studies, Elliott’s teaching interests focus on the long relationship between the Chinese heartland and the peoples living in the northern frontier. Professor Elliott is chair of Harvard's PhD Committee in History and East Asian Languages and is Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of History.