Benjamin Elman is Professor of East Asian Studies and History at Princeton University. He specializes in the intellectual history, history of education, and history of science of late Imperial China.
Elman earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, and taught at UCLA for more than fifteen years before moving to Princeton. As of 2014, he is currently the chair of the East Asian Studies department at Princeton.
- From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China
- Classicism, Politics, and Kinship: the Ch'ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China
- A Cultural History of Civil Examinations in Late Imperial China
- On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900
- A Cultural History of Modern Science in China
- Robert Tignor, Benjamin Elman, et al, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, vol B, Fourth Edition, W.W. Norton & Co (2014), xlvii.