Michael James Puett

Michael James Puett

Professor of Chinese History
Michael James Puett

PhD, University of Chicago, the Department of Anthropology
Michael Puett
 is a Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and at Harvard University. His interests are focused on the inter-relations between religion, anthropology, history, and philosophy. Puett is the author of The Ambivalence of Creation: Debates Concerning Innovation and Artifice in Early China and To Become a God: Cosmology, Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China, as well as the co-author, with Adam Seligman, Robert Weller, and Bennett Simon, of Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity.

Professor Puett is currently teaching; he was last on leave for 2015-16.

Contact Information

Harvard University
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Cambridge, MA 02138

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p: 617-495-8360