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Tristan G. Brown

S.C. Fang Chinese Language and Culture Career Development Professor, MIT
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Tristan G. Brown is a historian of late imperial (“early modern”) China. His research focuses on the ways in which law, science, environment, and religion interacted in China from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Dr. Brown has held fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; St. John’s College, University of Cambridge; and Stanford University and has conducted fieldwork with the support of the British Academy, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and the Henry Luce Foundation. At present, he is an elected fellow of Future Earth (China Hub) and an appointed member of the MIT Climate Nucleus’s Fast Forward program.

Featured Work: Laws of the Land: Fengshui and the State in Qing Dynasty China

Upcoming Projects: Muslim Communities of the Grand Canal in Ming Dynasty China, 1402–1644