Daniel K. Gardner Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History, Smith College

Daniel K. Gardner is Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History at Smith College. He has written on the cultural and intellectual history of China through the 20th century. His most recent book is Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction, published by Oxford University Press (2014).

He also teaches and writes about China’s environmental issues today—and how these issues are to be understood in the context of rapid social, political, cultural, and economic change.

He has contributed articles to the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, and the Christian Science Monitor on Chinese politics and the environment today and is finishing a book on environmental pollution in China for Oxford University Press.