Grant Hardy, Ph.D.

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


On Leave Spring 2019, Office Hours By Appointment Only


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