Dennis Grafflin

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B.A., Oberlin College; M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard University

B.A., Oberlin (History–China), with study at Stanford and Harvard
M.A., Harvard (East Asian Regional Studies)
Ph.D., Harvard (History & East Asian Languages) with study at Kyoto University

1980; Teaching Fellow in the Core Curriculum, Harvard
1980-1981; Visiting Assistant Professor, Middlebury
1981-present; Service to Professor, Bates



Past President, Early Medieval China Group (Association for Asian Studies affiliate organization)

As the first full-time East Asia specialist hired by Bates in a permanent position, I have ranged in my courses over Northeast, East and Southeast Asian history and culture. With the expansion of the College’s resources in this area, and the recent inauguration of the Asian Studies Program, my courses currently focus on the history of China and Korea. My interests are in how complex societies actually function, and how they describe themselves in their art and literature.