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Benjamin A. Elman

Born: 6-Sep-1946

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Science in China, 1550-1900

    University: BA, Hamilton College (1968)
    University: MA, American University (1972)
    University: PhD Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania (1980)
    Professor: Chinese History, University of California at Los Angeles (1986-2002)
    Professor: East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University (2002-)

    Peace Corps Thailand (1968-71)

Author of books:
From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China (1984, history)
Classicism, Politics, and Kinship: The Ch'ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China (1990, religion)
On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900 (2005, history of science)
A Cultural History of Modern Science in China (2006, history of science)
Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China (2013, history)


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