Grant Hardy, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Religious Studies
220 Whitesides Hall, CPO 2830


Fall 2016 Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Born in Chicago, raised in California, taught at BYU and Elmira College (in upstate New York) before moving to Asheville in 1994. Happily married since 1982, two children.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Yale University, 1988 (Chinese Language and Literature)
  • B.A. Brigham Young University, 1984 (Ancient Greek)

Courses Taught

  • World Civilizations to 1500
  • Imperial China
  • Revolutionary China
  • History of Japan
  • Women in China
  • Humanities 124: The Ancient World
  • Humanities 214: Medieval and Renaissance World

Professional Interests

Asian history, early China, historiography,humanities, world scripture, Mormon studies

Recent Publications