Asia expert Mark Mancall trained at Harvard University in Chinese studies, specializing in Sino-Russian relations in Siberia and Mongolia. He came to Stanford in 1965 and has since led over 35 Travel/Study programs and taught hundreds of students in such diverse courses as Chinese history, Buddhism, Buddhist social and political theory, South Asian history, the history of socialism and Marxism, and Israeli history. For more than 15 years now, Mark's primary focus has been in the Himalayan regions of Asia, including India, Bhutan and Tibet. Appointed Director of the Royal Education Commission of Bhutan, Mark resides most of the year in Bhutan's capital, Thimphu.
“Mark's lectures made this an outstanding trip.”
- BA, UCLA
- PhD, Harvard University
- Founder and director, Stanford Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE), 1973-2007
- Director, Stanford Overseas Studies Program, 1973-1985
- Courses taught at Stanford: 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