Dr. Benjamin Daniels area of expertise is comparative research on the history, archaeology, and cultures of Early China, Pharaonic Egypt, and ancient Rome. He especially is interested in the blurring of real and imagined traditions in early historiography, and how stories and myths from early China are reworked and deployed in later imperial and modern texts. He is currently writing a book-length history of the pre-Qin “barbarian” (non-Zhou) kingdoms of Wu and Yue (6th-4th centuries BCE).
- UC Berkeley, PhD in History
- University of Arizona, MA in East Asian Studies
- University of Cincinnati, BA in Classical Civilization