History

Peter K. Bol

Peter K. Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Together with William Kirby, Bol teaches ChinaX (SW12x), a Harvard course that has a global enrollment of over 45,000. His research is centered...

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2 Divinity Ave. #221
p: (617) 495-8361
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Wednesday 11-Noon and by appointment
Carter Eckert

Carter Eckert

Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History
On leave 2020-21

Carter J. Eckert was born in Chicago and trained in European ancient and medieval history at Lawrence College in Wisconsin, and also at Harvard. He...

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2 Divinity Ave. #226B
p: (617) 495-8811
Office Hours: Spring 2020: Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm | E-mail for appointment in advance to ensure a slot. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 only, 2-4 pm.
Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon

Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History

Andrew Gordon’s teaching and research focus primarily on modern Japan but he has also taught Japan’s premodern history and courses on comparative history...

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1730 Cambridge St., CGIS #S236
p: (617) 496-4729
Office Hours: Fall 2019: M 2:00pm-5:00pm and by appointment through email.
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David L. Howell

Department Chair
Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of Japanese History

Professor David L. Howell grew up in Hilo, Hawai'i. After graduating from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, he studied at Hokkaido University in Sapporo...

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2 Divinity Ave., Department Chair's Office, room 224, enter through room 222.
p: (617) 495-8367
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesday 1-3 and by appointment in Room 224
Sun Joo Kim

Sun Joo Kim

Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History
Korea Institute Director, 2020-21

Sun Joo Kim is Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History in the Department of East Asian Languages and...

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2 Divinity Ave. #218
p: (617) 495-7539
Office Hours: Spring 2020: Thursday 11-Noon and by appointment
Michael Szonyi

Michael Szonyi

Frank Wen-Hsiung Wu Memorial Professor of Chinese History
On leave 2020-21

Michael Szonyi is Professor of Chinese History and Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He is a social...

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2 Divinity Ave. #35
1730 Cambridge St., CGIS S136
p: (617) 495-2797
Office Hours: Spring 2020: Tuesday 1:30-3, CGIS S138 | or by appointment. Contact Marian Lee, marianlee@fas.harvard.edu to schedule.