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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 most 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 is currently writing a book on environmental pollution in China in the 21st century, to be published by Oxford.

He teaches in the History Department, the Program in East Asian Studies, and the Program in Environmental Science and Policy.  His courses include two surveys of Chinese history, “The Emergence of China” and “China in Transformation, A.D. 750-1900”; and more thematic courses, such as, “The World of Thought in China,” “Environment and Society in Contemporary China,” and “Culture and Power in Imperial China.”