Faculty

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The Asia Center includes interdisciplinary faculty that serve students and the center in various roles, including the Council on Asian Studies and the Harvard University Asia Center Steering Committee.

Karen L. Thornber

Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center (On leave 2016-2017)
Chair, Council on Asian Studies
Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures; Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Theodore C. Bestor

Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology (FAS); Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Peter Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
Member, Council on Asian Studies

Mark Elliott

Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History (FAS); Director of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Rowan Flad

Professor of Anthropology; Interim Chair of the Department of Anthropology
Member, Council on Asian Studies
Member, Asia Center Steering Committee

Claudine Gay

Oversight Dean, Council on Asia Studies
Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies
Dean of Social Science
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