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Justin Jacobs Associate Professor History

Degrees
PhD, University of California, San Diego MA, University of Washington BA, University of Washington

Bio
Justin Jacobs is a historian of China, Xinjiang, the Silk Road, antiquities, and archaeology. He is the author of The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures, Indiana Jones in History, and Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State. He teaches courses on ancient and modern China, the Japanese empire, an introduction to Asia, and the history of archaeological expeditions. He also serves as editor of The Silk Road journal and hosts Beyond Huaxia, a podcast on East Asian history.
See Also
Indiana Jones in History
Beyond Huaxia: A College History of China and Japan
The Silk Road
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Spring 2021

  • HIST-251 History of Modern China

  • HIST-265 Hist of Archeolog Expeditions

Summer 2021

  • HIST-265 Hist of Archeolog Expeditions

  • HIST-265 Hist of Archeolog Expeditions

Fall 2021

  • HIST-252 The Japanese Empire: 1853-1952

  • HIST-255 Iconic Monuments in World Hist

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Chinese history and politics, Xinjiang, archaeology and museums

Additional Information

Justin Jacobs specializes in the history of China, the Pacific, and archaeology. He has most recently produced a series on UNESCO World Heritage sites for The Great Courses and given testimony on Chinese policies about the Uighurs for Congress. He is also the author of three books: The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures, Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State, and Indiana Jones in History.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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