Joanna Handlin Smith
Editor Emerita, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
Associate, Harvard-Yenching Institute
Dr. Smith, a historian of late imperial China, received a Ph.D. in East Asian history from the University of California, Berkeley. She taught Chinese history and for many years was chief editor of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. Her most recent book is The Art of Doing Good: Charity in Late Ming China, a study that offers Westerners a deeper appreciation of Chinese charitable traditions.