Ph.D., Harvard University
Richard Belsky has a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1982), an M.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University (1987) and A.M and Ph.D (1992, 1997) in History from Harvard University. He has also studied at Beijing Normal University was a Senior Advanced Student in the Institute of Qing History at Renmin University of China. Rick is the author of a number of scholarly articles in English and Chinese. His monograph, Localities at the Center: Native-place, Space and Power in Late Imperial Beijing (Harvard University Asia Center, 2006) examines the social and political significance of native-place ties and native-place institutions in Beijing from the 1500s to the 1950s. Rick lives just north of New York City in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson with his wife, Kang, and two children.