Mark Mancall is an expert on the history, religions and cultures of central and southeast Asia. Arriving at Stanford in 1965, Professor Mancall directed the Overseas Studies Program at Stanford from 1973 to 1985, and has led numerous Stanford Travel/Study journeys to China, India, Nepal, Central Asia, Indonesia, Tibet and Bhutan.
Positions: Founder and Director, Stanford Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE), 1973-2007
Stanford Courses Taught: Chinese history, Buddhism, Buddhist social and political theory, South Asian history, the history of socialism and Marxism, and Israeli history. Has also taught at Harvard, El Colegio de Mexico and the University of Haifa, Israel.
Academic History: BA, UCLA; PhD, Harvard University