Grant Hardy, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Religious Studies
220 Whitesides Hall


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.  


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

Courses Taught

  • HIST 151: World Civilizations to 1500
  • HIST 380: Imperial China
  • HIST 381: Revolutionary China
  • HIST 384: History of Japan
  • HIST 383: Women in China
  • HUM 124: The Ancient World
  • HUM 214: Medieval and Renaissance World

Professional Interests

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

Recent Publications