Michael Puett sitting in front of a book shelf

Michael Puett

Visiting Scholar (Jun 2021-Jul 2021)


Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology at Harvard University. His interests are focused on the interrelations between history, anthropology, philosophy, 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 (Stanford: SUP, 2001) and To Become a God: Cosmology, Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), 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 (New York: Oxford Universit Press).


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Sound, Time, and the Apocalypse in the Chinese Period of Division


Past Events


Transience: Politics and Practices of Time