Davis, Edward L. 戴安德

CCS Faculty
Associate Professor, History
Sakamaki B-407: 956-7407
Department: 956-7687
Fax: 956-9600
Email: edavis@hawaii.edu

BA 1976, Harvard College
MA 1981, University of California, Berkeley
PhD 1993, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Davis’s research interests focus on the social, religious, and cultural history of China from the Tang through the Ming dynasties; the history of Daoism, Tantric Buddhism, and so-called popular religion from the second century A.D. to the present; and the history of women in the Tang and Song.

China-Related Courses

  • Hist 311-312 History of China
  • Hist 661C Topics in Chinese History: Middle Period


  • “Arms and the Tao: Hero Cult and Empire in Traditional China.” Sôdai no shakai to Shyûkyô [Sung society and religion]. Tokyo, 1985: 1–56.
  • “Arms and the Dao, 2: The Xu Brothers in Tea Country.” In Kohn and Roth, ed., Daoist Identity (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002), 149-160.
  • Society and the Supernatural in Song China (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001).
  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture (London: Routledge, 2005).