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Daniel K. Gardner
Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History

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Daniel K. Gardner, Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History, specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of pre-modern China and China’s environment today. He received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

His book, Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. His current project is "Imagining an 'Ecological Civilization': China's Environmental Turn in the 21st Century."

Among his recent books are Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2014), The Four Books: The Basic Teachings of the Later Confucian Tradition (Hackett Publishing, 2007), and Zhu Xi's Reading of the Analects: Canon, Commentary, and the Confucian Tradition (Columbia University Press, 2003).

He teaches in the History Department, the Program in East Asian Studies, and the Program in Environmental Science and Policy. His courses include surveys of Chinese history and more thematic courses, such as “The World of Thought in China,” “Culture and Power in Imperial China,” and “Environment and Society in Contemporary China.”