Ellen Neskar

BSc, University of Toronto. MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University. Special interest in the social and cultural history of medieval China, with emphasis on the intersection of politics and religion; author of Politics and Prayer: Shrines to Local Worthies in Sung China; member, Association of Asian Studies; recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies grant. SLC, 2001–

Undergraduate discipline: Asian Studies

Courses taught in Asian Studies

Courses from previous years

  • Chinese Philosophy: Tao, Mind, Human Nature, and Metaphysics
  • Chinese Popular Culture
  • Reading China’s Revolutions Through Literature and Memoir
  • Chinese History I: From Origins to the Mongol Empire
  • First-Year Studies: Chinese Philosophy and Daily Life
  • Law and Order in Pre-Modern China
  • Chinese Religion and Politics
  • Pre-Modern Chinese Literature: Ghosts, Bandits, and Lovers
  • Readings in Daoism: The Zhuangzi and Movement

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