Research Expertise and Interest
gender, history, East Asian studies, early China, the fifth century BC to the fifth century AD, with an emphasis on the sociopolitical context, aesthetic theories and material culture, belief
Michael Nylan is a professor in the Department of History. Her research interests include early China, the 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. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, her M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her Ph.D from Princeton University.