Michael Puett

Jan 21, 2017


Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History in Harvard University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, as well as the Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion. For his work in these departments, Puett is the proud recipient of a Harvard College Professorship for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Puett is also a writer. 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.” He is also the co-author of two books: “Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity” and “The Path: What Chinese Philosophy Can Teach Us About the Good Life.”


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