Benjamin Elman (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1980) is Professor of East Asian Studies and History with his primary department in East Asian Studies. His teaching and research fields include: 1) Chinese intellectual and cultural history, 1000-1900; 2) history of science in China, 1600-1930; 3) history of education in late imperial China; 4) Sino-Japanese cultural history, 1600-1850. His publications include: From Philosophy To Philology (1984, 1990, 2001); Classicism, Politics, and Kinship (1990); A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China (2000). He has recently completed two book projects: On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900 (2005), and A Cultural History of Modern Science in Late Imperial China (2006). Since his sabbatical leave in 2007-2008, which was supported by a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies,” he has continued working on a new project entitled "The Intellectual Impact of Late Imperial Chinese Classicism, Medicine, and Science in Tokugawa Japan, 1700-1850," under the auspices of summer 2008 and 2009 research grants from the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation in Taiwan.
1. From Philosophy To Philology
2. Classicism, Politics, and Kinship
3. A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China
4. On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900
5. A Cultural History of Modern Science in Late Imperial China