Michael Puett


Michael Puett is a Visiting Fellow at CRASSH in Lent Term 2018. During his Fellowship he will be leading a series of workshops with Professor Caroline Humphrey for early career scholars on Comparatism. He  also took part  in the CRASSH Impact Lecture Series in Michaelmas Term 2017.

Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, as well as the Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, at Harvard University. His interests are focused on the inter-relations between philosophy, anthropology, history, and religion, with the hope of bringing the study of China into larger historical and comparative frameworks. He 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.

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Visiting Fellow 2017-18


October 2017 - June 2018


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