Prof Prasenjit Duara, Ph.D.

Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of East Asian Studies

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Prasenjit Duara is the Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies at Duke University. He was born and educated in India and received his PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University. He was previously Professor and Chair of the Dept of History and Chair of the Committee on Chinese Studies at the University of Chicago (1991-2008). Subsequently, he became Raffles Professor of Humanities and Director, Asia Research Institute at National University of Singapore (2008-2015).

In 1988, he published Culture, Power and the State: Rural North China, 1900-1942 (Stanford Univ Press) which won the Fairbank Prize of the AHA and the Levenson Prize of the AAS, USA. Among his other books are Rescuing History from the Nation (U Chicago 1995), Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern (Rowman 2003) and most recently, The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future  (Cambridge 2014). He has edited Decolonization: Now and Then (Routledge, 2004) and co-edited A Companion to Global Historical Thought with Viren Murthy and  Andrew Sartori (John Wiley, 2014). His work has been widely translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and the European languages.

Fall 2018

Intro To Global History (HISTORY 101)
East Duke 209, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Spring 2018

Culture/env In Modern China (HISTORY 514S)
Carr 241, W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM

Fall 2017

Problems In Hist Globalization (HISTORY 101)
East Duke 209, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Spring 2017

Culture/env In Modern China (HISTORY 514S)
Friedl Bdg 216, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Fall 2016

Gtwy Sem: Asia Global History (HISTORY 162S)
West Duke 108A, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Spring 2016

Culture/env In Modern China (HISTORY 514S)
Blackwell 124, W 01:40 PM-04:10 PM