Michael Nylan

Professor, Department of History
Ph.D. Princeton University


Research Interests: Early China: seven centuries of Warring States through Eastern Han (475 BC-AD 220), with an emphasis on the sociopolitical context; aesthetic theories and material culture; and belief. Current book projects include a translation (in press) of Yang Xiong's Fayan; a book on Han Chang'an, with a focus on the reign of Han Chengdi, and a book on pleasure theory in early China.

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