University of Pittsburgh


Evelyn Rawski

Distinguished University Professor
PhD, Harvard University (1968)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of History
3507 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Curriculum Vitae


Chinese History



Modern East Asia
Late Imperial China
Modern China
East Asian Readings
East Asian Research
Chinese Studies since 1950


Selected Publications

The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions (University of California Press, 1998)

Education and Popular Literacy in Ch'ing China (University of Michigan Press, 1979)

Agricultural Change and the Peasant Economy of South China (Harvard University Press, 1972)



Yoshida Shigeru International Foundation award (1997)
Woodrow Wilson International Fellow (1992–93)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1990)



Rulership in Northeast Asia. An outgrowth of the Reischauer Lectures, which I delivered at Harvard University in spring 1994; in this project I propose to examine the historical evolution of a northeast Asian tradition of political and social organization that affected polities in ancient and premodern Korea and Japan as well as the Qitan Liao, Jurchen Jin, and Manchu Qing dynasties in Chinese history.